Historic Multiregion Call brings together 88 people from 19 countries for "60 CCs in 60 Minutes"

16 May 2018, 7:50 AM

In a truly extraordinary gathering, URI's Multiregion community came together virtually on May 15 for "100% Multiregion: 60 CCs in 60 Minutes." Throughout the call 88 different people joined from 19 different countries to share, learn, encourage, inspire, and explore potential partnerships and collaborations. 

Multiregion call participants

Members of Dreamz Unlimited CC share a 60-second presentation of their work 

On May 15, 2018 URI's Multiregion community gathered for its second annual 100% Multiregion Call: 60 CCs in 60 Minutes. The Multiregion does not easily gather its Cooperation Circles together the way that other Regions of URI can, due to the large global spread of our member groups, so this call was devised as an innovative way for our groups to “come together” in one place, once a year. Using Zoom Video Conferencing, eighty-eight different people -- CC leaders, members, staff, volunteers, board members, GSO staff, Global Council trustees, friends and spectators -- joined together from nineteen different countries. Each of the 60 active Cooperation Circles in the Multiregion nominated an individual to share something about themselves in 60 seconds. 

The purpose of the gathering was to learn, albeit briefly, the essence of each of the Cooperation Circles in our branch of the URI tree, so that we might more effectively seek out and build partnerships, connections, collaborations and bridges between us. Guests were invited, as they listened to the short presentations, to think about connections, cross-pollinations, collaborations that may be possible. 

"I am still very FULL from the event," wrote one participant afterwards. "I am moved to joy-filled tears by the reality that I have lived an answer prayer, to be a part of a community such as this. I am encouraged, inspired, regenerated, and WOKE, as the young folks say.  I made note of a few CCs I definitely want to connect with this summer."

Cooperation Circles present on the call included: 

  • Compassion for All Living Beings
  • The Interfaith Observer
  • Saudis for Peace
  • Spiritual Paths
  • WEDO Global
  • Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
  • La Villa d'Arcilla
  • Love Yourself Foundation
  • Kids4Peace
  • Global Interfaith WASH Alliance
  • Global Youth Movement
  • Womens Interfaith Network - URI
  • Earth Wisdom MCC
  • Prafull Oorja
  • URI Global Youth
  • Faiths Without Borders
  • Golden Rule
  • Spirituality & the Earth
  • Dreamz Unlimited
  • Contemplative Life
  • Dr. T.D. Singh Science & Spirituality
  • Think Peace
  • International Little Artists
  • Tamera & Grace
  • Paradigm
  • RISE
  • Hidden Seeds
  • Global Peace Without Borders
  • Spiritual Directors International
  • Environmental Network (ENCC)
  • Nowtime Radio
  • Circle of Healers
  • SouthEastern Indigenous Interfaith Council
  • SYNC for Harmony
  • Trail of Dreams
  • Women & Spirituality
  • Global Healing
  • Global Family for Love & Peace
  • Pato Banton's Spiritual Family
  • Global Civil Society Apps
  • Apithan Ministries
  • Global Youth Ambassadors
  • Voices of Humanity
  • The Chaplaincy Institute
  • Hope in Life
  • Unite for Rights
  • URI at the United Nations

The 88 people gathered throughout the call set a new Zoom record for people gathered on a virtual conference call in the Multiregion. 

Watch the recording of the historical May 15 Multiregion call here