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.

Featured Resources

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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Kindness Insights

These insights from the book Kindness: Making a Difference in People's Lives by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, were shared with the URI community through email discussion by URI Global Council Trustee, Rebecca Tobias, from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics.

Let's Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

The “Let’s Eliminate Nuclear Weapons” webinar, hosted by URI North America on March 25, 2015, was a monumental moment for United Religions Initiative as we seek to more deeply engage the issue of nuclear abolition. Because we want this seminar to have long-lasting effects for the URI family, we are offering these resources to guide you as you take action in the movement to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Living Values Education

Living Values Education is a holistic system looking at education with the goal of providing principles to guide the devlopment of the whole person. The aim is to create a culture of positive values in each society throughout the world, believing that education is a purposeful activity designed to help humanity flourish.