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Posting #4 from the UK

I awoke this morning in the Gurudwara Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha in Birmingham eagerly anticipating a day that I had no idea would end with me sitting in front of a television in the Coventry home of my dear friend and colleague, Deepak Naik, watching the outpouring of jubilation in Egypt.

Posting #3 from the UK

Wednesday, 10 February 2011 was the center of my trip – a day hosted by the URI UK, bringing together members, current and potential partners, and representatives of URI Europe and the global URI to receive an extended briefing on URI UK’s innovative work as it renews itself with seven new trustees, average age 34.

Posting #2 from the UK

I spent the morning into early afternoon in my room writing -- finishing a short article on interfaith dialogue for Dialogal, a fine periodical published by the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia in... 

A vision of peace in a time of turmoil

Last week URI helped celebrate the first ever United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, an initiative by Jordan’s King Abdullah II to promote peace among people of different faith traditions. Coming against the backdrop of a spike in violence against Christians in Iraq and Egypt late last year; the killing of a progressive Pakistani governor in January over the nation’s blasphemy laws; and rising Islamophobia across Europe and the United States, why should we expect such a week—or even the interfaith movement—to make much difference?