On June 30, 2015, Former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz sat down with URI President and Founding Trustee the Right Rev. William E. Swing to discuss the United Religions Initiative and the importance of such a movement to the world. The discussion was part of a series of celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of URI's charter signing.
Watch the full discussion in this video:
On February 2, 2015, while testifying at the January 29th hearing of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services on global threats and national security strategy, former United States Secretary of State George Shultz singled out the United Religions Initiative as the kind of positive, non-military approach that we must support to deal with the rising violence of religious extremism.