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URI Global Youth Cooperation Circle

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PURPOSE: To connect and empower youth initiatives across URI.

URI Global Youth Cooperation Circle
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508 Members

Traditions: Islam, Christian, Jewish, Hindu

Action Area: Youth

Region: Multi-Region

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Young leaders active in the United Religions Initiative (URI) are at the heart of interfaith-led social transformation across the world! One such change-making interfaith peace building organization is the URI Global Youth CC.

The CC envisions to be the immediate hub to connect and empower youth-led interfaith activities around the globe. We connect and assist in the growth of religious youth groups under the URI umbrella to give exposure to interfaith peacebuilding activities.

Our mission is to ensure the immediate information transfer such as a list of the regional, sub-regional, national and large URI CC meetings that are taking place. Contacting the coordinators of this and possibly integrating and facilitating a youth training where there is a predominance of youth engagement.

Our second mission is to recognise exemplary young peace builders who are active proponents of peace and awarding them with Youth Peace Awards that are funded by organizations external to the URI.

Our membership includes but is not limited to youth leaders and youth groups from the URI global network. It achieves its goals of developing a youth network, amplifying youth participation through its current wide membership range spanning the 7 different continents.This CC and its global membership base was formed in November 2008, but was dormant until its revival in September 2015.

Monthly, youths get together in cyberspace for the global webinar which has covered topics on Religious Extremism, Youth Mainstreaming and most recently on Interfaith Safe Spaces. The webinar aims to compile voices of the youths from various religious backgrounds and demographic *that can potentially be implemented* as youth lead projects in solving issues discussed.

In future, the CC plans to organize a bi-annual international interfaith conference to further connect like-minded individual youths in running *locally* based community works for the betterment of the region. Youths with exemplary efforts will be recognised and awarded to further *inspire* passion and commitment towards peace building.

Like minded youth are encouraged to be a part of this and to make their voice heard. They may send a message at [email protected] or reach us through our social media pages on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/URIGlobalYouth or Twitter @uriglobalyouth

To get a printable version of our full CC Profile, click here.

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We will be a model by which youth and adults can learn about interfaith cooperation, interfaith education, ways to deepen our roots in our own traditions, and moving into action that will accomplish URI's purpose in the world.

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Ms Sharon Vaswani

26 Regidor St., Varsity Hills Subd. Loyola Heights
Quezon City

(63) 9175309292

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August 25, 2010 1:56 PM

Following the Path of Transformation

This is an inspiring message sent by Weston Pew, one of the members of our URI Global Youth CC, to the URI global youth community at the beginning of 2010, as a New Year's Greeting.... "In this universal breath that is this moment we hold the power for absolute destruction or absolute transformation. Each of us feels this possibility from within and I believe that each of us is here right now at this time to access our greatest human potential, our greatest individual gifts and direct them towards the transformation of the greater good. In a sense we are all here as midwives to usher in this new chapter of human existence on earth and within the universe." Weston is traveling on the Sacred Door Trail right as we speak. We look forward to hearing of his experiences when he returns!


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June 15, 2010 4:30 PM

Indigenous Youth Participation in URI Latin American Assembly

This is a post that was sent in by one of our URI Youth Ambassadors, Francisco Morales Ventosa, Indigenous Aymara, who currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He had the opportunity to participate in the URI Latin American Regional Assembly and to present about his new Cooperation Circle, "Comunidad Cosmica"  - Cosmic Community.


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May 6, 2010 4:37 PM

URI Young Leaders in Action - YLP in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, April 2010

This report shares details about the youth leadership training that took place from April 13-15, 2010, followed by the URI Southeast Asia and the Pacific Regional Assembly from April 15 - 19. 12 young people from Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and the U.S. took part in this leadership training, organized by Sharon Vaswani and Shakuntala Vaswani, and facilitated by Youth Programs Director Sarah Talcott Blair. The training offered workshops in interfaith dialogue, interfaith peacebuilding, an environmental symposium and team-building. Youth Ambassadors from both Asia and Southeast Asia also participated. Written by Sarah Talcott.


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April 30, 2010 7:27 PM

URI Voice of Youth Newsletter - January 2010

In this newsletter, find out about our Youth Ambassadors program and meet the 15 inaugural youth ambassadors from 13 countries. Also find out about upcoming interfaith conferences, opportunities and our monthly live chats for any interfaith-interested young people.


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April 29, 2010 4:36 PM

Live Chat on the Golden Rule in Different Traditions

Our monthly live chat on the Golden Rule took place on March 28th, 2010. Youth participants took part to discuss the Golden Rule from their different perspectives from Pakistan, Morocco, Brazil, Philippines, Somalia, USA, Pakistan, Lebanon, UAE, India and Kenya. The following is the transcript of the chat.


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February 17, 2010 10:22 PM

URI 10th Anniversary Event: URI Global Youth CC

The URI Global Youth CC has 510 members from over 25 different religious and spiritual traditions. As part of the Multi region, the CC involves youth from around the world. In honor of the URI 10th... Read more...

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April 15, 2009 11:48 AM

URI Voice of Youth April 2009

In This Issue Feature Story: Youth Reflections from SEAPac's 5th Regional Assembly Noteworthy Youth Action Projects Taking the Initiative on Health and Healing Upcoming Interfaith Conferences and... Read more...

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April 11, 2009 2:00 PM

URI Voice of Youth March 2009

UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVEMARCH 2009URI Voice of Youth In This Issue - Prayers for Peace in the Middle East - Noteworthy Youth Action Projects - Taking the Initiative on the Environment - Upcoming... Read more...

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March 6, 2009 4:41 PM

URI Voice of Youth Newsletter - January 2009

UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVEJANUARY 2009URI Voice of Youth In This Issue: - Reflections from Mayapur - Noteworthy Action Projects - Invitation to Collective Action - Launch of Young Leaders... Read more...

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March 6, 2009 4:29 PM

Invitation to Join Global Youth Email Exchange

Dear friends and URI members, I would like to let you all know about a URI discussion list for young people (roughly ages 13-35) throughout our network. United Religions Initiative’s Global... Read more...

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