Multiregion

The Multiregion is home to Cooperation Circles who have members in more than one region or whose concerns are global in scope, transcending geographic boundaries.

URI Multiregion Baraza

The Multiregion creates a supportive environment to build relationships and strengthen local identity as part of a global peacebuilding community. Together we offer opportunities for connection and in-depth dialogue, provide training, and enhance mutual exchange among groups pursuing common themes. Examples of peacebuilding work in the Multiregion includes mobilizing young adults for interfaith work, protecting rights of Indigenous peoples, bridging East and West through art, and support of women's projects around the world.

Regional Support Staff

  • Frederica Helmiere, Regional Coordinator

The Multiregion Baraza

  • Sowmya Ayyar (India)
  • Kate Kiama (Kenya)
  • Vincent Leong (Malaysia)
  • Francisco Morales (Argentina)
  • Mikuak Rai (USA)

Here’s one example of URI’s work in this region:

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle gathered dignitaries like the Honorable William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense, the Honorable George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State, Dr. Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Ambassador James E. Goodby, former Strategic Nuclear Arms Negotiator with the U.S.S.R., and Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, former Senior U.S. Diplomat, to make a video speaking out against nuclear weapons and to call for the eradication of nuclear devices. It was the first time those voices, from opposing political parties and vastly different life experiences, were united and recorded in public prayer.

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Stories From URI Multiregion

The Vision: Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

If you live in a city which is a nuclear weapons target, if you live in a country which aims nuclear weapons at other regions, if you live in a world which would be devastated by nuclear weapons, you probably don’t have the opportunity to vote on the use of nuclear weapons.  Until now.  Now a voice vote by grassroots people is being called, and your voice will be counted.

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!