Latin America and the Caribbean

URI’s Cooperation Circles in Latin America and the Caribbean address a wide range of social, environmental and economic issues using an interfaith platform.

Latin America and the Caribbean - peace through music

Cooperation Circles in URI Latin America and the Caribbean encourage cooperation among diverse people, thus addressing the most urgent issues facing their local communities. Their work involves different areas: promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue between young people and adults; to educate in values towards environment protection as our Mother Earth; improve households in poor communities, educating children and youth in the values of peace and coexistence; combat racial and ethnic discrimination; avoid abuse by gender; empower women against abuse and domestic violence, organizing retreats, make camps and activities in overall to connect with the sacred; ensure compliance human rights, divulge URI´s mission and practice its principles in everyday life experience.

Regional Support Staff

  • Enoé Texier, Regional Coordinator
  • Adriana Reyes, Assistant to the RC & CC Liaison
  • Ágata Brito, Assistant to the RC in Brazil
  • Jeimy Henriquez, Book Keeper

Here’s one example of URI’s work in this region:

When the traveling youth delegation from Coexister, a URI group based in Paris, reached Rio de Janeiro, the URI region gladly gathered to help. Making the most of the global URI network, the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean organized local URI members to host the four young travelers in their homes, speak with them about their interfaith peacebuilding work, and tour with them to learn more about Indigenous traditions and local culture. The youth returned home to share with their communities the lessons they had learned.

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Stories From URI Latin America and the Caribbean

Farewell, Welcome and Gratitude for 2020-2024 Global Trustees

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Regional Coordination of Latin America & the Caribbean invited all the Cooperation Circles of the region to a meeting via zoom to bid farewell to the 2016-2020 management of the Global Trustees: Sofía Painiqueo, member of the Aflaiai CC of Chile, Salette Aquino member of the CC Brasilia of Brazil and David Limo member of the CC URI Lima of Peru, whose these four years represented all CCs before the Global Council of URI and in turn welcomed the new elected Trustees for the 2020 period -2024: Salette Aquino, CC Brasilia Francisco Morales, CC Comunidad Cósmica and Rosadelia Quizhpe, CC Samay who assume the post to represent the CCs.

Seed and Chick Delivery

On August 30, chicks, balanced and seeds were delivered to the IPA schools of Yaguarón through the Topa Ñembyahyi project, an agreement of the Municipality and the pedagogical and administrative supervision of Yaguarón. This delivery was attended by members of the CC Network of Agrarian Educators of Paraguay whose fundamental task is to promote family agriculture, herding, community development and other agricultural activities among children and young people in their localities.