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Our community is working tirelessly to bring peace and justice in all areas of the world regardless of religion. Read stories straight from the organizers.

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Welcome to URI’s new website

Dear Friends, Welcome to URI’s new website – a portal to a vibrant global community. We embrace a shared purpose, celebrate diversity and work together to transform ourselves and the...

Making Sense of Copenhagen

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, in December 2009, has come and gone. How to interpret its impact is the question?  Pessimistic voices declare that its goal of a binding agreement among nations failed miserably and that the venue of small and large nations together was far too unwieldy to arrive at a meaningful conclusion.  Optimistic voices are cheered that it happened at all.  That leading polluting nations arrived at a common intent to change and that Copenhagen represented only one stop on a long road, whose next steps are Mexico (2010) and beyond until a binding agreement is achieved.

URI Young Leaders in Action - YLP in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, April 2010

This report shares details about the youth leadership training that took place from April 13-15, 2010, followed by the URI Southeast Asia and the Pacific Regional Assembly from April 15 - 19. 12 young people from Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and the U.S. took part in this leadership training, organized by Sharon Vaswani and Shakuntala Vaswani, and facilitated by Youth Programs Director Sarah Talcott Blair. The training offered workshops in interfaith dialogue, interfaith peacebuilding, an environmental symposium and team-building. Youth Ambassadors from both Asia and Southeast Asia also participated. Written by Sarah Talcott.

Moon Walk 4 Peace Update

would like to take a moment to invite you to participate in our 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace campaign to get our nation and the world walking in solidarity for peace through social justice, "spiritual democracy" (www.spiritualdemocracry.com), interfaith dialog, education, and eco-mindfulness.