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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.

THE URI LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SUPPORT TEAM

  • 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

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Caracas Venezuela

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(58) 212-751 33 05

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September 8, 2015 9:25 AM

The Weekly Shot: Olive Planting

Interfaith Peace Prayer and Olive Planting event in Vicente López Partido, Greater Buenos Aires.

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July 7, 2015 4:19 PM

Religions and Peace, Dialogue as a Path Videoconference

Sharing details and photos from the International Videoconference: "Religions and Peace, Dialogue as a Path", which celebrated URI's 15th charter anniversary.

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July 2, 2015 12:22 PM

Feliz15: Happy 15th Anniversary Photos

URI - Latin America and the Caribbean celebrates the 15th anniversary of the United Religions Initiative charter signing this month. These are some of the photos from the URI community as we all celebrate URI's past and future.

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June 22, 2015 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: Indigenous March in Guadalajara

Over five thousand people gathered in Guadalajara, Mexico for the “Dialogo Multi-cultural Universal II, Meet and Dialogue about Beliefs, Spiritualties, Religions and Cultures” conference last month.

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June 2, 2015 9:44 AM

Dialogo Multi-cultural Universal II, Guadalajara, Mexico

Rachael Watcher shares her personal report on the “Dialogo Multi-cultural Universal II, Meet and Dialogue about Beliefs, Spiritualties, Religions and Cultures" conference in Guadalajara.

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May 11, 2015 9:21 AM

The Weekly Shot: XVI General Assembly of the National Council of Christian Churches

Elianildo Nacimiento, primary contact of CC Brasilia, and members of the Brasilia's National Council of Christian Churches, gather for the XVI General Assembly of the National Council of Christian Churches on April 9th, 2015 at the Cultural Center of Brazilia, Brazil.

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January 29, 2015 9:00 AM

CC Leader Receives Person of the Year Recognition

Rosalia Gutierrez, Of The Indigenous People of Argentina Cooperation Circle leader, received a great honor from Argentinean daily newspaper Cronica

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January 26, 2015 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: Honoring the Spirit of Fire and Indigenous Traditions

Representatives of 11 indigenous Cooperation Circles from Latin America and the Caribbean took part in “Honoring the Spirit of Grandfather Fire," a forum on native spirituality.

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December 15, 2014 9:12 AM

The Weekly Shot: Indigenous Action in Latin America

Three indigenous women attend the Latin American Regional Assembly in Brazil in 2008.

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September 19, 2014 10:47 AM

Latin America & The Caribbean CCs hold IDP events

URI in Latin America & The Caribbean held several exciting celebrations for this year’s International Day of Peace.

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