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The Weekly Shot

How well do you know the story of URI? Read about Cooperation Circles, global interfaith and peacebuilding champions, and life-changing events from around the world that have shaped URI's 15-year history.

February 21, 2017 11:24 AM

The Weekly Shot: Welcoming Refugees in Uganda

We found out that many locals had given up pieces of their land to host the refugees.

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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 6, 2017 12:33 PM

Happy Tu b'Shevat

Tu b'Shevat, the “Jewish New Year for Trees,” begins this year on the evening of Friday, February 10.

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January 30, 2017 9:32 AM

The Weekly Shot: Marching Worldwide for Women’s Rights

Members of the United Religions Initiative joined Women's Marches across the United States, with many members marching in solidarity in countries throughout the world.

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January 23, 2017 11:32 AM

The Weekly Shot: World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017

February 1-7 of each year has been designated World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) by the United Nations. 

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January 14, 2017 7:03 PM

The Weekly Shot: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most well-known speech is "I Have a Dream," which he delivered on August 28, 1963. In it, he called for an end to racism in the United States. 

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January 9, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Duruthu Poya

Duruthu Poya is celebrated on the first full moon of each year. The holiday celebrates Gautama Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka over 25 centuries ago, and honors Sri Lanka’s introduction to Buddhist teachings.

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January 2, 2017 9:01 AM

The Weekly Shot: Keeping Girls in School

Educating girls and their communities about female reproductive systems helps to keep female students in school alongside their male counterparts. 

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December 26, 2016 9:43 AM

The Weekly Shot: Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas Together

Last holiday season, Kashi Foundation, a URI North America Cooperation Circle, organized volunteers to visit a nearby impoverished community to provide food and other essentials to the residents there. 

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December 19, 2016 12:33 PM

The Weekly Shot: Interfaith Candle Lighting Ceremony

One year ago, URI hosted an interfaith celebration at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, California, USA, bringing together groups from different religious traditions and cultural performers.

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