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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

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

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 (seven) members

Atma Darshana Yoga CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Kaua’i

North America,
16 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Euphrates Cooperation Circle

North America,
8 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Onkar Academy

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

The Everest Peace Project CC

Multi-Region,
11 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

MEPEACE.org - Network for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
over 3700 members

Andalus institute for tolérance and anti-violence studies (Tunisia)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Voices from Iraq

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Maia Earth Village

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
11 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Bokaro Peace Circle

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Charter for Compassion

North America,
40 (forty) members

Rural Development Society CC

Asia,
21 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

North America,
50 members

Parwaaj CC

Asia,
10 members

1GOD.com

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
8 members

URI Berlin CC

Europe,
9 members

URI Aarhus CC

Europe,
8 members

United for Palestine

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Bloodlife Initiative Kenya

Africa,
10,000 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Interfaith Center at the Presidio CC

North America,
24 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

EcoPeace/ Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

Middle East and North Africa,
100+ members

Change Mind Change Future

Africa,
54 members

Millat Congregation CC

Asia,
9 members

URI Poland

Europe,
7 members

ETSA CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

The Abrahamic Reunion CC

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

United Religions of Nairobi CC

Africa,
35 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Dialogue for Peace

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Samaj Joro Abhiyan CC

Asia,
8 members

Soweto East Initiative

Africa,
13 members

Blossom CC

Asia,
12 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

BRIDGES CC

Europe,
8 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Powdikkonam CC Trivandrum

Asia,
25 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Thirikkannamangal URI CC

Asia,
10 members

Pakigdait, Inc

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Arizona Faith Network

North America,
165 members

Japan Interfaith Council

Asia,
30 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 (fifty) members

The Youth With A Vision

Africa,
49 members

Eilat Interfaith Encounter Group

Middle East and North Africa,
13 members

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

Africa,
40 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

North America,
600-800 members

Sombor Educational Centre (SEC)

Europe,
17 members

A-CAUSE-TICS

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 (seven) members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

Coexister

Europe,
7000 + members

The Diversity of Becoming One

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Makers of Hope

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

United Muslim & Christian Peacemakers SEA-K Assn CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 members

Pashchim Vihar CC

Asia,
8 members

ANT-Hiroshima

Asia,
100 members

Wiregrass Spiritual Enrichment Center CC

North America,
11 members

PathWays for Diversity Education Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
12 members

Charlotte Red Bench Garden

North America,
58 members

BZN Silence Farm Metanoia

Europe,
15 members

De la UNIDAD, la Reconciliación y la Sanación

Latin America and the Caribbean,
12 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship CC

North America,
23 members

Neeleswaram CC

Asia,
10 (ten) members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Lalitamba Mandiram

North America,
7 members

Mandala Earth Story Project

Multi-Region,
10 members

Surya Thejas CC

Asia,
20 members

InterFaith Works

North America,
over 3,000 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

INSANIYAT CC

Asia,
7 members

Larsa

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Prometra Uganda

Africa,
10 (ten) members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

URI Global Youth CC

Multi-Region,
508 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Samaanta CC

Asia,
8 members

Youth of Peace, Yemen

Middle East and North Africa,
12 members

Global Healing CC

Multi-Region,
1200 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Marawaka CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Comunidade Tao Judaica De Verdade

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Faces of Peace Kenya

Africa,
30 members

UNIFY

Multi-Region,
1500 members

Satsang Research Center

Asia,
21 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

The Interfaith Observer (TIO)

Multi-Region,
7 members

Dwarka Peace Society

Asia,
7 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Faiths Together Uganda

Africa,
25 members

Peace Kawomera Coop LTD CC

Africa,
1000 members

Youth Partners for Development and Peace CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
13 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Vidyasagar Society

Asia,
101 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Undugu Family Hope Kibera

Africa,
30 members

The Big Brother Society-BBS

Africa,
17 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Euro-Asia CC

Europe,
15 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

The World Religion and Tolerance Group

North America,
25 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Muslim-Christian Youth for Peace and Development CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
50 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Pamoja CC

Africa,
17 members

CARAVAN

Multi-Region,
300 members

Dishari, Bangladesh CC

Asia,
35 members

Multifaith Association of South Australia Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
30 members

Albadiya for Intercultural Dialogue Initiative (AIDI)

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

Rohini CC

Asia,
7 members

Religion Pour La Paix – Benin

Africa,
10 inst. members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Unity and Diversity World Council CC

North America,
100 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

We are Palestine CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Saksham

Asia,
8 members

Caminhos da Terra

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Interfaith Youth Council

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
22 members

Arise Kochi CC

Asia,
11 members

Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya CC

Asia,
10 members

Salam Shabab CC

Middle East and North Africa,
40 members

Light of Hope CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Youth For Development

Africa,
30 members

California Interfaith Power and Light CC

North America,
680 Congregational members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Misiones Unidas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

Body and Soul Development CC

Africa,
11 members

Arizona Interfaith Movement

North America,
112 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Springtide Opus CC

Asia,
11 members

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

Middle East and North Africa,
7 (seven) members

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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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The Weekly Shot

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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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The Weekly Shot

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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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December 29, 2016 6:08 PM

70 Participants in Peace Vigil for Syria in Belgium

70 people gathered in Heroes' Square in Belgium for a solidarity campaign honoring the victims of the war in Syria.

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Europe Region

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December 29, 2016 2:41 PM

Statement on a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

As we dream and work together towards an Africa that is free from violent conflicts, we are confronted with challenges both old and new that demand moral strength, innovative ideas and unbroken determination to build sustainable peace through active nonviolent approaches.

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Mussie Hailu

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December 29, 2016 1:24 PM

The 2nd AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum Declaration

The 2nd AU-Interfaith Dialogue Forum Declaration follows two days of deep reflections, deliberations, sharing of experiences and discussions on the way forward on the theme of the conference.

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