The VLPC organizes activities and provides trainings to increase leadership capacity of Cebuano young leaders and to better the environment. Among our highlights in 2011: Ttree-planting at Iiloan Cebu on June 4, 2011 and a national greening program with local government at Iiloan Cebu on June 25, 2011.
The purpose of this CC is to promote enduring nonviolence through expanding awareness and educating people.
This CC is an non-governmental organization located in Dohmani,
In addition, health camps are organized for villagers providing them with an annual health checkup and free medicine. During large religious festivals, clothes are distributed.
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Vidyasagar Society was established in Dhaka in 1997. The society has been playing an important role in the promotion of Bengali language and Bengali culture with the cooperation of the country’s eminent writers and litterateurs. Activities of the Society include holding seminar-symposia and creating publications to mark the birth and death anniversaries of Vidyasagar. These activities aim to create goodwill and enlightenment, and are well-known in Bangladesh West Bengal (India).
The CC strives to empower Bengali Society to be the catalytic force of positive changes and to create a better future through the building of a society of equal opportunities without prejudices. They are currently hosting interfaith meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences promoting dialogue and interfaith cooperation to end violence and to create a culture of peace. They find partners to work on peace-building and bridge-building among the Bengali Society from different parts of Bangladesh. They organize activities for secular unity from different regions, as well as encouraging and providing resources and training for individuals to develop leadership skills. They offer advocacy and support to children and youths with special needs and without parents, which helps them to increase their life options, and helps society to overcome stereotypes and prejudices. Their desired outcome is achieving a discrimination-free society and bringing back the values of Bengali culture and the practice of co-existing in a harmonious society.
Vision Young Mothers (VYM) CC works in the impoverished community of Kibera within Nairobi, Kenya. Their membership consists of over sixty Muslim and Christian women from various ethnic groups. Kibera has historically been a hotbed for political and religious violence, but thanks to the efforts of VYM and other peace-building organizations, the community has been more peaceful and cooperative. The members of VYM act as mentors and ambassadors for interfaith peace in their communities by offering mentorship and presentations in schools to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and family planning. They also focus on building strong relationships within the group through economic empowerment programs and by encouraging members to participate in each other’s religious events and traditions.
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Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons is composed of dynamic voices from across the political, professional, spiritual, and geographical spectrums who have united in a single purpose: to eliminate nuclear weapons once and for all.
To learn more about the goals of this group read our important statement on the about Nuclear Disarmament, Call to Conscience: A Ban on Nuclear Weapons. You can also browse our Resources on Nuclear Disarmament.
Far more important than putting a man on the Moon or on Mars is the importance of keeping humans from annihilating all forms of life on Earth through a nuclear attack. This ultimate dread can happen in a matter of days, not over ages. Nuclear weapons have been created, tested, used, stored, aimed and readied for action for the supposed benefit of a few even if they pose a threat of extinction for all. Thus the existence of nuclear weapons is much more than a political strategy. At its core it is a moral, spiritual and environmental issue which urgently begs the intense attention of all the people of the world’s religions, indigenous traditions and humanist spiritualities. - The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, member of Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons CC, and Founder and President of URI
Our purpose is to shed light on what is happening on the ground in Iraq. We are eager to share the fears, dreams, challenges that Iraqi youth, women, refugees, and children are facing with the whole world. to show how destructive the war is. We also aim to enhance the life of Iraqi people inside and outside Iraq. We meet every now and then to develop projects that help Iraqi people in Iraq and Iraqi refugees outside Iraq.
Voluntary Integrated Development Society (VIDS) Cooperation Circle is an NGO from the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, a state with a high risk of human hazards. VIDS organize impressive activities with support from the central government and funding entities. Among them, they conducted 50 financial literacy campaigns in drought affected areas, organized four workshops on depositor education and awareness, and ran a shelter for urban homeless in Guntakal Town. They have been selected as a nodal agency for national environment awareness campaigns and have been awarded an excellence certificate from MoEF & CC, Government of India. They have organized skill upgradation training programs for women in drought-prone areas. They have formed farmer clubs, mobilized 500 artisans into 56 SHGs, and implemented many interventions to promote eco-friendly handicrafts. They have organized seminars on the role of youth in the promotion of peace and communal harmony. As a resource agency, VIDS has prepared valuable IEC material.
Volunteering for Peace is a Palestinian non-governmental organization which aim to participate in establishing a bridge between the different faith groups in Palestine. We are active in the field of non-violence and peace building. We organize different workshops, training programs and exchanges in topics related to interfaith, non-violence, peace building, conflict resolution, intercultural learning and other topics. We hosted The Volunteering for Peace Exchange Program Sharing Perspective II in Hebron, Palestine which is an exchange for 20 Dutch students and 20 Palestinian students to share ideas about culture and faith. Also in January 2010, we organized a conference on the topic of "Towards an Interfaith Media Culture, Amman Jordan, to introduce the culture of interfaith in media. There were 25 participants from MENA region CCs. To learn more about our CC, please visit http://vfpeace.blogspot.com/
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VPiD was launched in 2007 at the big interfaith concert in Antwerp, where URI Europe members and URI's Global Council were present, together with 1200 people. We witnessed a beautiful symphony of music, dance, prayer and testimonies from people of diverse faiths. This was also broadcast live over the internet. VPiD is now based in Heusden, which is the most multicultural city in Flanders. The team is working in cooperation with the city hall of Heusden to develop a program for intercultural and interfaith discussion. Living Values Education (LVE) will be used in a program for the entire community, but with a focus on diversity and interfaith and intercultural exchange. We aim to create a network for young & old, profit & non-profit, religious & non religious. The website will be open to all interfaith efforts in Flanders. In this way people who have a small or big interfaith organization or group can introduce themselves. The website is meant to be a platform and forum for activists in interfaith and intercultural issues.