Circles of Light 2016 Featured Speakers

14 March 2016, 12:08 PM
Circle of light

URI welcomes you to the 13th annual Circles of Light Gala, which honors URI’s Cooperation Circles that build peace through the ARTS (music, dance, visual arts, poetry, and theatre). This year’s event will highlight Cooperation Circle leaders speaking about their interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding efforts in local communities utilizing the power of the Arts.

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Think Peace International Inc. / Rothko Chapel

represented by Perri Kathryn McCary


Interkultureller Kreis URI Bonn CC

represented by Marianne Horling


Alianza por la Espiritualidad, Maya Q’eqchi’, Mopán e Itzaj – APEM CC

represented by Manuel Icó Xol



represented by Paul-Gordon Chandler


Salam Shabab CC

represented by Aicha Chibani


Springtide Opus CC

represented by Anjan Sadavarte


Cultural Infusion CC

represented by Peter Mousaferiadis


Faiths Together Uganda

represented by Micheal Buyondo


Ektaan CC

represented by Biswadeb Chakraborty


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Cooperation Circles Involved

Faiths Together Uganda

"Our purpose: to promote inter-spiritual values; harmonize the different minority faiths; advocate for respect, transparency, and fairness; and eliminate corrupt and compromised practices that create indifferences among the different faiths in the world. In addition to the above, we promote equal and significant opportunities for all, while encouraging worthwhile participation of different communities as key players in numerous activities and initiatives that have a bearing on their wellbeing as people of faith thus fostering sustainable development."

Ektaan CC

"Our purpose is: to foster healing through music, art and culture; to create a communal platform of cross-cultural dialogue; to develop understanding among traditions through shared learning; and to aim for a peaceful, blissful community."