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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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Nigeria President Receives 2013 Africa Peace Award

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013. URI Africa Regional Director and Special Representative at the Africa Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), led two other URI Africa Leadership Team (URI ALT) members, Hon. Elisha Buba Yero (URI Global Council Trustee) and Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba (URI West Africa Laiason Officer), to the State House in Abuja, Nigeria, to present the 2013 Africa Peace Award to Nigeria’s President H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

PCSW&HR’s delegation meets with URI United Nations

A PCSW&HR’s delegation headed by Mr. Muhammad Ijaz Noori Chairman Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights called on Mr. Masood Khan Permanent Representative of Pakistan at United Nation at Pakistan Mission New York on 1stNovember 2013. 

Peace & Solidarity Ceremony at Convent of Jesus & Mary Sialkot by PCSW&HR and CJM Sialkot

Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights with the collaboration of Convent of Jesus & Mary Sialkot Cantt organized the Peace & Solidarity ceremony at Convent of Jesus & Mary Sialkot Cantt on April 8, 2013. The purpose of that peace & solidarity ceremony was to create an inter-religious & inter-cultural harmony, understanding and show solidarity with the religious minorities particularly Pakistani Christians living here in Pakistan and abroad to eradicate their depravedness and assure them that protection of minorities and their assets is moral obligation of Islamic state