PURPOSE: To connect and empower youth initiatives across URI.
Global Youth Cooperation Circle's goals are to develop a global youth network for URI; Amplify youth participation at all levels of URI (local, regional and global); Develop young people's skills, capacities and confidence so that rooted in our traditions, we can respect each other and better serve the world in which we live; Support communication flowing between young people and exchange of stories, ideas and values as a model for how "to build cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings."
Our CC now includes more than 500 youth interfaith activists from 68 countries. In 2009, we held 11 live chats online an average of 10-15 attendees, on the subjects such as Social Justice, Faith and the Environment, Health and Healing, Refugees, Education and Community Partnership, Indigenous Peoples, etc. In November 2008 - December 2009, in Mayapur, India, we held a face-to- face leadership gathering of 100 young leaders from our global youth network from 34 countries. During this leadership intensive, "Taking the Initiative: The Role of Youth in Global Interfaith Action," a number of our young leaders offered workshops in interfaith education, leadership development, faith and the environment, peacebuilding and conflict resolution. We also did an interfaith service project at a local village school in India, where we provided school supplies, planted trees and painted a peace mural.
To learn more, visit http://www.uri.org/action_areas/youth
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Ms Sharon Vaswani
26 Regidor St., Varsity Hills Subd. Loyola Heights
August 25, 2010 1:56 PM
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!Read more...
June 15, 2010 4:30 PM
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.Read more...
May 6, 2010 4:37 PM
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.Read more...
April 30, 2010 7:27 PM
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.Read more...
April 29, 2010 4:36 PM
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.Read more...
February 17, 2010 10:22 PM
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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