Education

Sharing knowledge helps us make informed decisions that benefit us all.
Schoolchildren at a wooden desk

Harmful stereotypes that fuel tensions between religious groups are usually rooted in ignorance, and the desperation of poverty often catalyzes violent outbreaks. Therefore, URI Cooperation Circles work to educate people to create safer, more peaceful communities.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • Escuela de Amor CC has been visiting a Catholic school in Buenos Aires, Argentina for more than fifteen years, answering students’ questions about their different religions to prepare them for encountering interfaith colleagues in university and work life.
  • When a USA school board wanted to ban a book about Islam, the Women's Interfaith Network spoke eloquently on peace, tolerance and understanding, resulting in a unanimous vote to keep the book in the school system.
  • Cultural Infusion empowers young Australians by helping them use cultural and artistic expression to promote social cohesion.
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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.