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Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI was registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations Department of Public Information in 2003, and received special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council in 2007. As a UN NGO, URI disseminates UN information to its members and helps catalyze grassroots action around UN issues and initiatives, such as the International Day of Peace.

URI Cooperation Circles work at every level, from influencing policymakers to disseminating information and training at the grassroots, to build peace, heal existing tensions, and prevent new conflicts.

They do this through:

  • speaking out against religious extremism,
  • providing alternatives for children who would otherwise be at risk for terrorist recruitment,
  • hosting safe spaces for diverse groups to enter into respectful discussion,
  • training peacemakers in conflict resolution techniques,
  • many more initiatives that aim to change the systems from which conflicts emerge, so future conflict does not recur.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Chapomoka CC

Africa,
11 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

URI Global Youth CC

Multi-Region,
508 members

The Diversity of Becoming One

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Radio Tram

Multi-Region,
32 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Círculo de Cooperação URI Goiás

Latin America and the Caribbean,
22 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Cosmic Community Centre CC

Asia,
35 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Heartbeat: Jerusalem CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

United Religions of Nairobi CC

Africa,
35 members

Evropress Club of Journalists

Europe,
27 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Kids4Peace International

Multi-Region,
1150 members

Greater Concord Interfaith Council

North America,
30 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Circle of Healers CC

Multi-Region,
32 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Voices from Iraq

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Youth For Development

Africa,
30 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

We are Palestine CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

A.S.R.E.F.L.U. CC

Africa,
40 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Harijan Sewak Sangh CC

Asia,
7 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Interfaith Action for Community –IAC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Muslim-Christian Peacemakers’ Association of Tala CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
17 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

The Youth With A Vision

Africa,
49 members

Regeneration

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Bridge of Peace CC

Asia,
12 members

Just Vision CC

North America,
9 members

Building Better Society CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
100 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

URI Aarhus CC

Europe,
8 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

United Muslim & Christian Peacemakers SEA-K Assn CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

Interfaith Forum For Peace Harmony And Solidarity

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
35 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Palestinian Peace Club CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

People for Peace CC

Multi-Region,
7 members

Cultural Infusion CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

Pakigdait, Inc. CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

The Big Brother Society-BBS

Africa,
17 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Samaj Joro Abhiyan CC

Asia,
8 members

Al-Karma-CIDT CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Chigumula CC

Africa,
10 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Atma Darshana-Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Rural Development Society CC

Asia,
21 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

United for Palestine

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

The Everest Peace Project CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Thirikkannamangal URI CC

Asia,
10 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Kashmir Valley CC

Asia,
7 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

The Interfaith Observer (TIO)

Multi-Region,
7 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Jordan Seeds of Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

The Abrahamic Reunion CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Egyptian Interfaith Association CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

URI Berlin CC

Europe,
9 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

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April 7, 2017 2:54 PM

Webinar: Building Peace In Difficult Times: Learning From Global Activists

Today, many activists across North America are feeling overwhelmed by the realities of their new social and political climate. During this one-hour session interfaith peacebuilders from Nigeria, Venezuela, and Spain share about how they remain grounded and build peace in the midst of fierce political divisions, unethical governments.

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March 3, 2017 8:08 AM

The Future of America is at Stake

A joint reflection with Rita Semel on the desecration of Jewish cemeteries

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February 28, 2017 4:25 PM

Announcing: The Ripple Academy

The Ripple Academy will unleash a global cadre of women leaders allied to forge and amplify solutions for peace, justice, and environmental healing in communities around the world.

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February 22, 2017 6:15 PM

Memoriam for Fr. Dr. Albert Nambiarparambil

Renowned peacebuilder Father Albert Nambiaparambil passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 8.

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URI News Desk

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February 9, 2017 11:35 AM

A Eulogy for William K. Bowes, Jr.

Read the complete transcript of the homily offered by The Right Rev. William E. Swing, URI President and Founder, and lifelong friend, at Bill Bowes' memorial service on February 6, 2017.

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Bishop Swing

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January 12, 2017 6:21 PM

Sharing URI Europe's January Proverb

Your "Good Morning" makes my day.

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Europe Region

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January 12, 2017 5:13 PM

Remembering Huston Smith

We are so pleased to offer these reflections by URI’s Founding Executive Director Charles Gibbs remembering the life and work of interfaith pioneer Huston Smith, who passed away on December 30, 2016.

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Charles P. Gibbs

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January 9, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Duruthu Poya

Duruthu Poya is celebrated on the first full moon of each year. The holiday celebrates Gautama Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka over 25 centuries ago, and honors Sri Lanka’s introduction to Buddhist teachings.

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January 2, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Keeping Girls in School

Educating girls and their communities about female reproductive systems helps to keep female students in school alongside their male counterparts. 

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December 30, 2016 11:43 AM

Religions Celebrate Together in Pakistan

The URI Pakistan and Peace Center Lahore organized an Interfaith Christmas Celebration on the 18th of December at Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan. Over 150 Christians, Muslims and Hindus participated.

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