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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Ridván Festival – Bahá’ís Faith

The Bahá'ís celebrate the Ridván festival (Paradise Festival), this year 2020, starting from 6 pm of the April 19Th until May 1St .

In April 1863, at a garden in Bagdad, Bahá'u'lláh declare himself as the promised protester of all times.

Bahá'u'lláh, declare about his declaration as “ a Day of extremely happiness” and describe the Ridván garden as “  The place where Him (God) sprinkled over all the creation the splendors of His Name, the All – Merciful”.