The Multiregion is home to Cooperation Circles who have members in more than one region or whose concerns are global in scope, transcending geographic boundaries.

URI Multiregion Baraza

The Multiregion creates a supportive environment to build relationships and strengthen local identity as part of a global peacebuilding community. Together we offer opportunities for connection and in-depth dialogue, provide training, and enhance mutual exchange among groups pursuing common themes. Examples of peacebuilding work in the Multiregion includes mobilizing young adults for interfaith work, protecting rights of Indigenous peoples, bridging East and West through art, and support of women's projects around the world.

Regional Support Staff

  • Frederica Helmiere, Regional Coordinator

The Multiregion Baraza

  • Sowmya Ayyar (India)
  • Kate Kiama (Kenya)
  • Vincent Leong (Malaysia)
  • Francisco Morales (Argentina)
  • Mikuak Rai (USA)

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

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle gathered dignitaries like the Honorable William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense, the Honorable George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State, Dr. Sidney Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Ambassador James E. Goodby, former Strategic Nuclear Arms Negotiator with the U.S.S.R., and Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr, former Senior U.S. Diplomat, to make a video speaking out against nuclear weapons and to call for the eradication of nuclear devices. It was the first time those voices, from opposing political parties and vastly different life experiences, were united and recorded in public prayer.

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Stories From URI Multiregion

Interfaith Actions for the Environment

Read the transcript from our Young Leaders' live chat about interfaith actions for the environment, held on Sunday, July 25th at 14:00 GMT. Themes explored included the importance of caring for creation as expressed in many religious and spiritual traditions, dominion vs. stewardship, sacred practices that get us in touch with the Earth, practical steps on how to make your home and community more eco-friendly, and inspiring examples of interfaith cooperation around the environment in the Middle East. Guest speakers included Karin Kloosterman from and Elyse Ryder from Greenfaith Australia, both URI Cooperation Circles.

The Importance of Interfaith Service

Read the transcript of our Young Leaders' Live Chat on the topic of Interfaith Service which took place on June 27th during the URI's 10th Anniversary Celebration of Service. Youth from Pakistan, Malaysia, the Philippines and the US shared about the importance of service in their different religious traditions, interfaith service projects they are involved in, and ideas for building a collective global movement around interfaith service - common action for the common good.