Community Building

Strong, healthy communities are at the core of URI’s work.
Youth for Peace CC's summer school in Bosnia and Herzegovina

URI encourages neighbors to help each other by reaching across religious, ethnic, and cultural lines, creating a culture of respect and safety that fosters peace even during difficult times.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • In Pakistan, the URI MCC Islamabad office works for inter-religious peace by addressing local Muslims' and Christians' joint need for necessities like roads, sewage systems, gas and water
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Youth for Peace CC's summer school brought together young people from different backgrounds to serve their community through volunteering efforts like helping disadvantaged families, painting houses, and repairing old cemeteries
  • After a Helsinki mosque was vandalized, URI members from the URI Multiregion formed an interfaith group to clean it, sending a strong message that they would not allow their community to be divided
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Stories

Seed and Chick Delivery

On August 30, chicks, balanced and seeds were delivered to the IPA schools of Yaguarón through the Topa Ñembyahyi project, an agreement of the Municipality and the pedagogical and administrative supervision of Yaguarón. This delivery was attended by members of the CC Network of Agrarian Educators of Paraguay whose fundamental task is to promote family agriculture, herding, community development and other agricultural activities among children and young people in their localities.