URI Resource Library

The URI Resource Library is a collection of downloadable materials and links to a variety of resources that support interfaith peacebuilding work.

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Appreciative Inquiry and URI

Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy for change that was created by Professor David Cooperrider and his associates at Case Western Reserve University.  Here is a summary of Appreciative Inquiry, and how to use this powerful dialogue tool within the context of the URI community.

URI for Kids

A beautifully designed curriculum for children (and learners of all ages) that introduces URI's Preamble, Purpose and Principles, and provides excellent information and activities about different world religions and spiritual traditions.

Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide

The URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide is a resource for interfaith groups — those “everyday gandhis” who are making a difference one meeting at a time in their local communities.

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Golden Rule Proclamation

The Interfaith Peace-building Initiative, a URI Cooperation Circle in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, proclaimed April 5, 2007 as a Golden Rule Day. Mussie Hailu, Regional Coordinator of URI Africa, encourages the rest of the URI community and world to use these words to proclaim a Golden Rule Day in local communities, schools, places of work, families, etc.

Green Rule Handbook

Selected from many of the world’s great religious texts and spiritual teachings, the Green Rules were chosen to demonstrate that each religion and spiritual philosophy has a long-standing tradition of ecological stewardship. Each Green Rule was chosen to acknowledge the natural world as an essential phenomenon through which we may better come to know the divine and our oneness with it.

Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries, introducing women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable- and fighting bravely to change them