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Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue

All URI Cooperation Circles are groups composed of at least seven members of at least three different religions or faith traditions (including those of no faith tradition). Therefore, interfaith and intercultural understanding is key to URI’s mission. By respecting the differences and embracing the commonalities between groups, peacebuilders are able to build bridges of understanding, and each Cooperation Circle is able to stand as an example of people who, despite different beliefs, can work together in harmony.

Examples of this type of work include:

  • hosting interfaith gatherings so people belonging to different religions and traditions can meet each other and learn about each other’s lives;
  • creating safe spaces for people to ask and answer questions about each other’s traditions;
  • organizing educational visits to multiple types of houses of worship; and
  • celebrating worldwide interfaith events such as World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

Action Against Poverty CC

Asia,
15 members

Mangochi Central West

Africa,
9 members

WEDO GLOBAL CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Al Mostaqbal Institute for Citizenship & Democracy (MICD) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Spiritual Revival- Bulgaria

Europe,
22 members

The Arabic Speaking CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Education for Peace CC

Asia,
7 members

Youth Empowerment CC

Asia,
7 members

Karonga Nthora

Africa,
10 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Curitiba CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
30 members

Central Delhi CC

Asia,
7 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Circulo De Cooperación para el Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
32 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Arise Kochi CC

Asia,
11 members

Los Descendientes de Guatemaya

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Interfaith Café

North America,
12 members

LGBTQ CC

Multi-Region,
13 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Bohol Goodwill Volunteers CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Sacred Currents

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

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

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 (seven) members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

UDAAN CC

Asia,
8 (eight) members

First Drops

North America,
42 members

Good Hope

Asia,
7 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

Bangladesh Minority Board

Asia,
125 members

Civil Society CC

Asia,
30 members

Atman: the Samuhaa

Asia,
12 members

Social Care Youth Initiative

Africa,
11 members

Lalitamba Mandiram

North America,
7 members

NOWTIME Radio

Multi-Region,
9 (nine) members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Belo Horizonte CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 (ten) members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Dialogue Center - Bulgaria

Europe,
11 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Culver City Area Interfaith Alliance CC

North America,
15 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Gathering for Happiness

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Tri City Interfaith Council

North America,
40 members

Coexister

Europe,
7000 + members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Mansur Mokashi Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 (fifty) members

InterFaith Works

North America,
over 3,000 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Convictions en Dialogue CC

Europe,
14 members

Religion Pour La Paix – Benin

Africa,
10 inst. members

Club Unesco Alecso Bardo CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Faiths Without Borders

Multi-Region,
10 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Asociación Intercultural Diálogo CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
10 members

Abhigyane Foundation

Asia,
11 members

Kasinje CC

Africa,
15 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Empowering Tribes for Entire Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
90 members

World Organization for Reconciliation Link and Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
9 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Faiths Together Uganda

Africa,
25 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

URI-Child and Youth Education Organization (Cyeo)

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Amaru CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Europe Youth Leadership CC

Europe,
11 + members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Bridge Builders

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Bangalore South CC

Asia,
10 members

Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association

North America,
45 members

Being There

North America,
37 members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Faith 2 Faith CC

Europe,
10 members

Cosmopolitan CC

Asia,
7 members

Realities Beyond the Truth

Asia,
8 members

Eibela dot Com

Asia,
250 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Safar CC

Asia,
8 (eight) members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Pakigdait, Inc

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Interfaith Center at the Presidio CC

North America,
24 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Lunzu Cooperation Circle

Africa,
35 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

Din Ilahi Kaviyoor CC

Asia,
15 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Love Care Foundation

Asia,
12 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Prayas Cooperation Circle

Asia,
15 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Bond Zonder Naam CC

Europe,
273,000 members

Sarvodaya Bundelkhand

Asia,
9 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Clergy for Compassion and Harmony CC

North America,
22 members

Path to Anandam

North America,
7 members

Vidyasagar Academy

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Srijani

Asia,
8 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

CRECCAP CC

Africa,
7 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Palki Peace Circle

Asia,
7 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

Euphrates Cooperation Circle

North America,
8 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Ur for Interfaith Dialogue & Peacemaking

Middle East and North Africa,
14 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

All Faiths Harmony CC

Asia,
20 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

Kosovo Center for Dialogue

Europe,
7 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

BRIDGES CC

Europe,
8 members

Eilat Interfaith Encounter Group

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

Edamulackal URI CC

Asia,
7 members

ETSA CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Kuxkatan

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Action of Dialogue & Development for Life (ADD for Life)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Euro-Asia CC

Europe,
15 members

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