This Is Who We Are

4 December 2015, 4:18 PM
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While there is violence in many parts of our world today, members of URI prove everyday that we can live together in peace! As news of the recent shooting in San Bernadino, California continues to unfold, we remember that this is who we are.

 

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We are a network of interfaith peacebuilders from 748 Cooperation Circles in 92 countries, representing dozens of faith traditions and tens of thousands of people.

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"We ... promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings." 

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"We respect the uniqueness of each tradition, and differences of practice or belief."

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"We value voices that respect others, and believe that sharing our values and wisdom can lead us to act for the good of all."

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"We believe that our religious, spiritual lives, rather than dividing us, guide us to build community and respect for one another."

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"We unite to build cultures of peace and justice. We unite to heal and protect the Earth. We unite to build safe places for conflict resolution, healing and reconciliation."

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"We unite to support freedom of religion and spiritual expression, and the rights of all individuals and peoples as set forth in international law."

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"We unite in responsible cooperative action to bring the wisdom and values of our religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions to bear on the economic, environmental, political and social challenges facing our Earth community."

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"We unite to provide a global opportunity for participation by all people, especially by those whose voices are not often heard."

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"We unite to celebrate the joy of blessings and the light of wisdom in both movement and stillness.

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"We unite to use our combined resources only for nonviolent, compassionate action, to awaken to our deepest truths, and to manifest love and justice among all life in our Earth community."