Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue

Each Cooperation Circle is an example of people who, despite different beliefs, work together in harmony.
SunDABT CC inviting interfaith dialogue

URI Cooperation Circles must include members of at least three different religions or traditions. By respecting the differences and embracing the commonalities between groups, peacebuilders build bridges of understanding.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • Sun Devils Are Better Together (SunDABT), a university student group and URI Cooperation Circle, creates safe spaces for people to ask respectful questions about other religions by holding signs that read, "Meet a Muslim," "Meet a Jew," etc.

  • The URI global community celebrates UN World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) with hundreds of interfaith gatherings worldwide every September. Two URI groups have even been honored with the highly-competitive WIHW prize.

  • Campinas CC in Brazil hosted an interfaith gathering and invited representatives of multiple religious and faith beliefs to talk about life and death from the perspectives of their tradition.
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Reflections in Coronavirus Time: Religion and Spirituality in the Search for Balance

Due to the time in confinement (45 days on average) that we have been in the countries of the Latin American region due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are few activities that we can share with our network. However, some members of our CCs are taking advantage of this time to reflect and write on topics such as religion, spirituality, dialogue, among others.