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CC Story and Lesson Idea - Cooperation

Despina Namwembe, URI Africa Sub-regional Coordinator, tells of the Interfaith Youth Partnership CC's spiritual appreciation visit to the Hare Krishna temple in Kampala, Uganda, and their sharing of a meal with the Hare Krishna believers. She recounts the talk the Hare Krishna spiritual leader gave, wherein he shared amazing words of wisdom from the Hare Krishna kids about "cooperation." Sally Mahe, URI Director of Organizational Development, uses these words of wisdom from children in a fun, practical lesson idea for children and adults alike.


Engaging the URI Charter

By Salle Mahe, URI Director of Organizational Development, this guide helps CC participate in the on-going creation and revision of the URI Charter by reading it and discussing it with others. Here are some great ideas for how to engage the Charter in group meetings.


Headliners Activity

This is a fun, hands-on workshop which was offered at the URI youth leadership programme in the Philippines, April 2010. The activity gets participants into small groups to envision what URI will be in the future, and to craft a cover story out of their vision for a magazine or other media outlet. It promotes creativity and team-building, and builds shared vision.


Kindness Insights: Making a Difference in People's Lives

These insights from the book Kindness: Making a Difference in People's Lives by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, were shared with the URI community through email discussion by URI Global Council Trustee, Rebecca Tobias, from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics.


Learning and Respecting Complexities: The URI Experience 2008-2025

Diana Whitney, President of the Corporation for Positive Change, presents a series of Appreciative Inquiry questions that help URI members access the realities of the URI, and look ahead to the future.


Model Interfaith Program at Surrey College Interfaith College

On October 11th, 2006, a diverse group of 20 students and staff from 11 different traditions met in the Oak Suite for the inaugural interfaith meeting on campus. Most had never met before; what they all shared in common was a curiosity about “the other” and a commitment to coming together to find out more and share their stories. Read about the methodology they used to create an ambitious, varied interfaith program on their campus.


URI Introduction Pieces

Tap into your creativity by using this piece in a variety of ways for website pages, PowerPoint presentations, slide shows, etc.


World Café Workshop

The model of World Café was adapted for this workshop at the URI youth leadership training program in the Philippines in April 2010. Participants chose one of three kinship circles on: Building Safe Spaces for Conflict Resolution, Healing and Reconciliation; Caring for the Earth; and Social Well-Being for all Humanity. In each café conversation, they looked at how their traditions contribute healthy and useful practices to the three topics, as well as identifying potential barriers or obstacles in each of their traditions.