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URI’s Cooperation Circles in Latin America and the Caribbean address a wide range of social, environmental and economic issues using an interfaith platform.

URI Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the eight (8) regional anchor points that connect the Cooperation Circles (CCs) within that region, and at the same time link them with URI Global Network . Our region comprises thirty-six (36) CCs organized independently and supporting their actions by themselves.  They are autonomous, and are currently distributed in eleven (11) countries. The size of the CCs varies: from a minimum of seven (7) members to thirty-two (32), who profess different religious traditions, including also the ancestral indigenous spirituality in their continental diversity and also people non-religious who share the principles of the Founding Charter of URI

These CCs encourage cooperation among people, thus addressing the most urgent issues facing their local communities. Their work involves different areas: promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue between young people and adults; to educate in values towards environment protection as our Mother Earth; improve households in poor communities, educating children and youth in the values of peace and coexistence; combat racial and ethnic discrimination; avoid abuse by gender; empower women against abuse and domestic violence, organizing retreats, make camps and activities in overall to connect with the sacred; ensure compliance human rights, divulge URI´s mission and practice its principles in everyday life experience.

La Región de América Latina y El Caribe es uno de los ocho (8) puntos de anclaje regionales que conectan entre sí a los Círculos de Cooperación (CC) que son el corazón de URI, y a la vez los articulan con la Red de URI Global. Nuestra región latinoamericana está conformada por treinta y seis (36) CCs que se organizan independientemente, se autofinancian, son  autónomos, y se distribuyen actualmente en once (11) países. El tamaño de los CCs varía, hoy por hoy, desde un mínimo de siete (7) miembros hasta los treinta y dos (32), quienes profesan diferentes tradiciones religiosas, incluyendo también la espiritualidad ancestral indígena en su diversidad continental, y los no religiosos que comparten los principios de la Carta Fundacional de URI

Estos CCs fomentan la cooperación entre las personas, para así abordar  los problemas más urgentes que enfrentan sus comunidades locales. Su trabajo abarca distintas áreas: fomentar el diálogo interreligioso e intercultural entre jóvenes y adultos; educar para la protección y valoración del ambiente, en tanto que madre tierra; mejorar las economías domésticas en las comunidades pobres; educar a niños y jóvenes en valores de paz y convivencia; luchar contra la discriminación racial y étnica; evitar el atropello por cuestiones de género; empoderar a las mujeres frente al abuso y la violencia intrafamiliar; organizar retiros, campamentos  y actividades en general, para conectar con lo sagrado; velar por la observancia de los derechos humanos fundamentales, divulgar la misión de URI y practicar sus principios en la experiencia diaria de vida.


  • Enoé Texier, Regional Coordinator
  • Adriana Reyes, Assistant to the Regional Coordinator and CC Liaison
  • David Ariel Gomes, Assistant to Regional Coordination in Brazil
  • Jeimy Henriquez, Book Keeper

May peace prevail in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

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Enoé Texier


Caracas Venezuela


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February 1, 2017 4:43 PM

URI Brazil Hosts Second International Festival: A Song for Peace - Facundo Cabral Award

Discover Brazil's rich history in the formation of URI, and its current festival celebrating the music of peace.


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November 29, 2016 6:18 PM

Why It Is Important to Support URI

Dr. Enoé Texier, Regional Coordinator for the URI Latin America and the Caribbean region, shares her insights about why it is so important for donors and other friends of the organization to support the work URI does.


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November 7, 2016 6:08 PM

Walking for Religious Freedom

This event was the result of six months of work of a commission established from the evidence of extreme cases of religious intolerance that took place not only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, but also in other states.


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October 4, 2016 1:12 PM

Religions and Peace Meeting

Every year, the CC URI Goiás holds the “Religions and Peace” meeting to celebrate the International Day of Peace.


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October 3, 2016 3:08 PM

Peace Festival Celebration

We celebrated this beautiful peace day as a family who cares for each other, for the environment and for everyone on the planet.


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Campinas CC


October 3, 2016 2:32 PM

MIR CC Spring Celebration

Here in Rio de Janeiro on September 22nd, 2016, in celebration of the Spring Equinox, we had a beautiful ritual at the Cumig Nowa Native Traditions Center.


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September 30, 2016 1:16 PM

We Are Dignity

The Brazilian and international civil society promoted, on August 1st, a great Dignity Vigil, in Rio de Janeiro.


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September 29, 2016 7:05 PM

III International Seminar RePacificar

Experts from five continents, emphasizing concrete experiences and actions in favor of peace and human development culture, shared various preventive, intervention or restorative practices.


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URI Brasilia CC


September 11, 2016 8:38 PM

Weekly Shot: Facundo Cabral Festival Finale

Final update from URI Latin America and Caribbean's Facundo Cabral International Music Festival!


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September 5, 2016 9:18 PM

Final Results from the Facundo Cabral Festival

URI Latin America and the Caribbean's first Facundo Cabral International Festival, "A Song for Peace", was a huge success!


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Enoé Texier

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