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Our CC held a Christmas program together with girls and women from sewing center. The situation and condition of women in our country is not encouraging at all. There are women participating in all spheres of life but it is very limited. There is a low rate of literacy, and the rate of bad health conditions, sexual harassment and violence is very high. A large number of women are anxiously waiting for someone who can release them from bondage, ignorance and violence.
This is reflected in the three Abrahamic religions with a focus on Islam since the name is taken from the Holy Koran from the Cow Sura Verse 143 which states: And thus we have created you an Umatan wasata ""a moderate nation."" We call for regenerating the seed of love, peace, tolerance, that lies encoded in the spirit.
Our purpose is to create an interfaith culture between the Palestinian youth.
We are a group university students and graduates who meet together for one objective: to create change in our community through organizing joint activities for youth. One of the main activities we have organized is a visit to the SOS Children Village in Bethlehem and we organized fun days for the children there with games and various activities. We also participated in last Year's International Day of Peace 2010 on the 21st of September in collaboration with volunteering for Peace CC in Bethlehem.
Members of this group are from different ethnic groups and feel this is an additional asset to their work together because it shows that all Mauritanians can work together despite the differences. The most prominent activity of “We Are Some” was a seminar held last year that gathered Mauritanians from different cultures and different ethnic groups. They hope and are planning to do a lot of activities related to changing the difficult situation for a lot of people in Mauritania. They will also generate interviews and discussions among different ethnic groups.
WEDO GLOBAL CC is a social enterprise that envisions a racial-barrier-free society where everyone can live in peace and harmony. The mission of this Cooperation Circle is to empower ethnic minorities; to advocate multi-culture education and to promote peace and cultural diversity. It aligns with the mission of URI.
WEDO GLOBAL CC was created to enhance cultural understanding of Hong Kong Chinese on ethnic minorities, so as to reduce the negative perceptions and racial discrimination. It provides training opportunities inside and outside Hong Kong for under-presented ethnic minorities. There have been Pakistani, Indian, Nepalese, Indonesian, and Australian members coming from the Muslim, Sikh, Catholic and Indigenous communities. As their training takes six days, every participant is exposed to an in-depth cultural exchange and learning about each other’s cultures. After the training, the participants have opportunities to be recruited as cultural ambassadors to conduct multicultural workshops and theme-based community walking tours. This increases their job opportunities, confidence, knowledge and skills.
Currently WEDO GLOBAL is cooperating with Oxfam Hong Kong to offer multicultural education programs for educational institutes, corporations and other charitable organizations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Sri Lanka.
In the future, they will cooperate with the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to expand existing programs to more schools, corporations and charitable organizations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
WICPWR (Westside Interfaith Council for a Parliament of World’s Religion) is an offshoot of the original SCCPWR (Southern CA Committee for a Parliament of World’s Religions - now an alliance organization only) which, in 2011 has decentralized into regional groups. Our current WICPWR membership is mostly comprised of board members of that previous entity. During it’s time (approx. 5 years) SCCPWR was involved in creating many local interfaith events and Pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions events. As a “new” group we are now developing different projects. Currently some of our committees are youth, the arts and a jail ministry. We also organized a most successful Sound of Peace Singing Bowls Concert earlier this year. Other than planning our own events at this time, we actively support and co-sponsor other organizations events. We have several members who are ordained ministers of various traditions.
Provide an opportunity for women of different faiths and traditions to come together to share and become a bridge between families, government, NGOs, business, academics and communities;
Provide an opportunity for women of different faiths and ethical backgrounds and who are of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to come together to share from their traditions;
Address issues and concerns faced by women of different faiths and ethical backgrounds and of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in Australia;Encourage women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to enrich and enhance their contribution to Australian society from their individual faiths, ethics and values;
Encourage city/country, rural/regional connections and support across Victoria among women from different faiths and ethical backgrounds and from culturally and linguisticall diverse backgrounds;
Support Victorian children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, irrespective of their faith and ethical backgrounds, and aid and assist them in their holistic development; and
Act as a bridge between peoples and organizations and facilitate and promote the diverse contribution that culturally and linguistically diverse communities as well as the different faith and ethical traditions bring to mainstream culture in Victoria.
WIN MENA CC was formed by Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Egyptian, Israeli, Jordanian, Palestinian, Tunisian women at the 2003 MENA Conference, with the goal of creating interfaith women's solidarity and the opportunity to pursue joint activities. We regularly meet in conjunction with the annual MENA Region Conferences in Jordan. In the past, we held a three day Women's Interfaith Leadership Workshop in Amman. We focus on promoting interfaith understanding and solidarity among women of the Abrahamic religions in our region.
WIN URI was founded at the URI Global Council Meeting in May 2006. One of our CC's first service projects was to donate funds to help support services coordinated by two of our members, Joyce Ng'oma and Shakun Vaswani. Joyce is leading a series of visitations to women prisoners of different faiths in Malawi, to assist the women with hygiene, mental health and education. This project inspired our members to agree to research the situation of women prisoners in our own countries, with a view to identifying interfaith service opportunities.
Our CC is formed by people of communities in Bolivia and its border with Argentina. We work together to overcome misunderstanding between people of different religions and to transmit the wisdom that our elders left us for the welfare and development of our future generations. Our activities include: volunteer language teaching, lectures on indigenous values and intergenerational dialogues between elders and youth, and funding our CC activities through creating handicrafts and selling them.