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URI believes that all people deserve basic human rights. By encouraging members of all religions and faith traditions to work together to achieve such fundamental benefits, Cooperation Circles lay the groundwork for connection on a personal and a universal level. 

Examples of URI’s human rights work include:

Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Kakatiya Cooperation Circle

Asia,
7 members

Alianza por Espiritualidad Maya Q’eqchi’, Mopán e Itzaj-APEM

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 (seven) members

House of Hilkiah Foundation

Africa,
15 members

Eilat Interfaith Encounter Group

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

InterFaith Works

North America,
over 3,000 members

Círculo de Encuentro Interreligioso Montevideo

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Jammu District CC

Asia,
10 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Moreland Together

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
24 members

Hands and Hearts Initiative

Africa,
9 (nine) members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

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August 31, 2017 11:56 PM

Breaking News: URI Member Rescued from Hostage Situation

Four months after Father Teresito "Chito" Suganob was taken hostage by ISIS-Maute gunmen, we have received news of his rescue. Read the press release here.

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August 24, 2017 4:47 PM

URI Founder and Executive Director Honored for Humanitarian Work

The Right Rev. William E. Swing, URI President and Founding Trustee, and URI Executive Director the Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr., will be among the humanitarian heroes honored at a sold-out gala benefitting Yezidis facing genocide.

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June 29, 2017 8:01 PM

Helping Our Sisters and Brothers in Refugee Camps

Yesterday, ten members from Quested Peace and Jordan Seeds of Peace Cooperation Circles distributed food packages and donations to needy Syrian refugees in a camp located south of Amman.

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June 5, 2017 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: Providing Free Oral Care to Kids in Need

Drishti Foundation Trust is a Cooperation Circle from New Delhi that “provides easy access to dental awareness and dental treatment to the helpless."

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May 5, 2017 6:59 PM

A Region Celebrating Interfaith Holidays Together

Many regional Cooperation Circles collaborated to celebrate a string of interfaith holidays with selfless acts and interfaith learning.

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Asia Region

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April 26, 2017 9:16 AM

URI Bulgaria Marks International Roma Day with Social Justice and Holocaust Training

The pilot project on education and training on the Holocaust and Social Justice was held in Plovdiv from 7 to 10 April 2017.

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Europe Region

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February 27, 2017 11:52 AM

The Weekly Shot: Giving Syrian Refugee Children Their First School

URI MENA Office brought a portable classroom to a Syrian refugee camp, where many of the children had never been to school before.

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February 22, 2017 1:52 PM

Giving Refugee Children Their First School

All the children we met at the refugee camp had never been in school, since the older ones (4-11 years old) fled with their families about five years ago from the violence in Syria. The younger ones were born in this refugee camp.

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February 21, 2017 11:24 AM

The Weekly Shot: Welcoming Refugees in Uganda

We found out that many locals had given up pieces of their land to host the refugees.

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February 14, 2017 10:46 AM

Uganda Welcomes Refugees with Hospitality and Love

We celebrated the Interfaith Harmony Week with our brothers and sisters who are now refugees in Uganda because of the insurgency going on in their country.

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