Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI addresses widespread conflict at a human level, encouraging individuals to reach past stereotypes and build the foundations of lasting peace.
Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI Cooperation Circles work at every level, from influencing policymakers to providing training at the grassroots, to build peace, heal existing tensions, and prevent new conflicts.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East CC gathered Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians to join their voices in calling for cooperative restoration efforts in the Jordan River.
  • In Africa, Shalom Ghana CC ended a 10-year feud between Christians and Muslims by getting youth from both sides together to plant trees the village badly needed.
  • After an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in California, USA, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County CC co-sponsored a "Ring of Solidarity" where over 200 people joined hands around a mosque to show community support for their Muslim neighbors.
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Stories

Grand Celebration of the International Day of Peace in Lahore, Pakistan

URI Pakistan and Peace Center in Lahore celebrated the International Day of Peace with an impressive crowd of more than 150 Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh religious leaders, human rights activists, promoters on interfaith harmony, scholars, professors, and students from various universities and colleges.