Poverty Alleviation and Economic Opportunity

We unite to use our combined resources for nonviolent, compassionate action.
Quested Peace CC helps refugees in Jordan

Conflicts arise in areas where resources are scarce, and desperate competition pits neighbors against each other. URI Cooperation Circles address the roots of the conflict so everyone has access to increased opportunities, making peace possible.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • In Nigeria, the Center for Environmental Education and Development helps small farmers retain the rights to their farmland when corporations and mining companies try to take it away.
  • Action for Girijan Development, in Bhadrachalam, India, has filed 24 legal cases for compensation on behalf of exploited tribal women, and provides self-help and career skills training.
  • In the Africa Great Lakes region, Latter Glory of Religions in Busoga CC members teach families the importance of sending girl children to school along with their brothers, breaking the cycle of poverty for women and allowing them to pursue careers, which enriches the community as a whole.
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Interfaith Action: URI Cooperation Circles Around the World Provide Care to Refugees

With the world's eyes fixed on the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, URI Cooperation Circle from Germany to Bulgaria to Bosnia and Herzegovina are building "safe places" and "giving hospitality" to refugees. With the recent influx of refugees, Cooperation Circles across Europe are mobilizing to welcome refugees, providing for basic needs and more.