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URI’s Cooperation Circles in Latin America and the Caribbean address a wide range of social, environmental and economic issues using an interfaith platform.

URI Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the eight (8) regional anchor points that connect the Cooperation Circles (CCs) within that region, and at the same time link them with URI Global Network . Our region comprises thirty-six (36) CCs organized independently and supporting their actions by themselves.  They are autonomous, and are currently distributed in eleven (11) countries. The size of the CCs varies: from a minimum of seven (7) members to thirty-two (32), who profess different religious traditions, including also the ancestral indigenous spirituality in their continental diversity and also people non-religious who share the principles of the Founding Charter of URI

These CCs encourage cooperation among people, thus addressing the most urgent issues facing their local communities. Their work involves different areas: promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue between young people and adults; to educate in values towards environment protection as our Mother Earth; improve households in poor communities, educating children and youth in the values of peace and coexistence; combat racial and ethnic discrimination; avoid abuse by gender; empower women against abuse and domestic violence, organizing retreats, make camps and activities in overall to connect with the sacred; ensure compliance human rights, divulge URI´s mission and practice its principles in everyday life experience.

La Región de América Latina y El Caribe es uno de los ocho (8) puntos de anclaje regionales que conectan entre sí a los Círculos de Cooperación (CC) que son el corazón de URI, y a la vez los articulan con la Red de URI Global. Nuestra región latinoamericana está conformada por treinta y seis (36) CCs que se organizan independientemente, se autofinancian, son  autónomos, y se distribuyen actualmente en once (11) países. El tamaño de los CCs varía, hoy por hoy, desde un mínimo de siete (7) miembros hasta los treinta y dos (32), quienes profesan diferentes tradiciones religiosas, incluyendo también la espiritualidad ancestral indígena en su diversidad continental, y los no religiosos que comparten los principios de la Carta Fundacional de URI

Estos CCs fomentan la cooperación entre las personas, para así abordar  los problemas más urgentes que enfrentan sus comunidades locales. Su trabajo abarca distintas áreas: fomentar el diálogo interreligioso e intercultural entre jóvenes y adultos; educar para la protección y valoración del ambiente, en tanto que madre tierra; mejorar las economías domésticas en las comunidades pobres; educar a niños y jóvenes en valores de paz y convivencia; luchar contra la discriminación racial y étnica; evitar el atropello por cuestiones de género; empoderar a las mujeres frente al abuso y la violencia intrafamiliar; organizar retiros, campamentos  y actividades en general, para conectar con lo sagrado; velar por la observancia de los derechos humanos fundamentales, divulgar la misión de URI y practicar sus principios en la experiencia diaria de vida.

THE URI LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SUPPORT TEAM

  • Enoé Texier, Regional Coordinator
  • Adriana Reyes, Assistant to the Regional Coordinator and CC Liaison
  • David Ariel Gomes, Assistant to Regional Coordination in Brazil
  • Jeimy Henriquez, Book Keeper

May peace prevail in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

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Enoé Texier

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Caracas Venezuela

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(58) 212-751 33 05

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March 13, 2017 2:02 PM

National Day to Combat Religious Intolerance

Several human rights bodies in the Federal District, Brazil, together with religious leaders and interreligious and ecumenical organizations, jointly built an agenda for the week of "National Day to Combat Religious Intolerance - January 21th".

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March 13, 2017 1:48 PM

Campinas Celebrates Peace and Harmony

The religious segments belonging to URI Campinas CC engaged in two events celebrating the National Day to Combat Religious Intolerance and the World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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March 13, 2017 1:17 PM

Walking We Understand Each Other: Goiás Walks for Peace

The 2nd Walk for Peace took place in Parque Areião, in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, on January 21, 2017 as a celebration of the National Day to Combat Religious Intolerance and the World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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February 27, 2017 12:47 PM

Ceremony: Thanks to the Waters

The participants brought water from various origins (spring water, water from river, waterfall, lake, well, rain and sea) and danced, prayed and thanked all the waters that joined the waters of the sea on the Beach of Flamengo.

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February 24, 2017 8:40 PM

1st Inter-Religious Forum of the Instituto Expo Religiao

On January 28, 2017, the 1st Inter-Religious Forum of the Instituto Expo Religião took place in the City of Rio de Janeiro.

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February 23, 2017 5:50 PM

An Interview with Moreno Overa, Music Festival Organizer

Moreno is the organizer for the second “A Song for Peace” Festival, held in Brazil. This interview is presented in three language translations: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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February 15, 2017 6:02 PM

Blessing for the City of Rio de Janeiro

Several traditions gathered to hold the "Blessing for the City of Rio de Janeiro", a beautiful ecumenical event that took place on January 20, 2017, in person and online.

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February 15, 2017 5:14 PM

Religious Freedom: It Is Our Fight

On January 19, 2017, the important event "Religious Freedom: it is our fight" took place in the Brazilian Press Association (ABI), in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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February 13, 2017 9:29 AM

The Weekly Shot: A Song for Peace

URI Brazil, in collaboration with the URI Latin America and the Caribbean region, Campinas Cooperation Circle, and all the Cooperation Circles of Brazil, is hosting its second "A Song for Peace" festival.

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February 1, 2017 4:43 PM

URI Brazil Hosts Second International Festival: A Song for Peace - Facundo Cabral Award

Discover Brazil's rich history in the formation of URI, and its current festival celebrating the music of peace.

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