URI Stories

Our community is working tirelessly to bring peace and justice in all areas of the world regardless of religion. Read stories straight from the organizers.

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At this precarious moment, now is not the time to ask, "Can this kind of dramatic positive change happen," but to ask, "HOW to make it happen?"


At breakfast, a kundalini yoga instructor suggested I take the “Forest Trail.” She said, “it’s magical.”

The Weekly Shot: Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, or Vinayaka Chavithi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god.

Waters of the World

The Waters of the World Ceremony, led by Indigenous peacebuilders, brings waters that come from over 150 sacred water sources in 65 countries on all seven continents and from the Seven Seas.

The Weekly Shot: Painting for Peace

AYEPO, a URI member group, hosted a student art competition to help heal the wounds of living with violence and to promote peace among students of different backgrounds in Afghanistan.