Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI addresses widespread conflict at a human level, encouraging individuals to reach past stereotypes and build the foundations of lasting peace.
Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

URI Cooperation Circles work at every level, from influencing policymakers to providing training at the grassroots, to build peace, heal existing tensions, and prevent new conflicts.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East CC gathered Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians to join their voices in calling for cooperative restoration efforts in the Jordan River.
  • In Africa, Shalom Ghana CC ended a 10-year feud between Christians and Muslims by getting youth from both sides together to plant trees the village badly needed.
  • After an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in California, USA, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County CC co-sponsored a "Ring of Solidarity" where over 200 people joined hands around a mosque to show community support for their Muslim neighbors.
Search for Cooperation Circles (CCs) with a focus on Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation


URI AL&C celebrates the arrival of its New Global Trustees

On June 29th, 2020, we received the results of the electoral process of Global Trustees for the period 2020-2023.

In our region the elected Trustees were Salette Aquino, Rosadelia Quizpe and Francisco Morales who starting from September 10, 2020 will be the representative voice of the 59 Cooperation Circles of Latinoamerica.


URI Latin America and the Caribbean Women's Testimonies Celebrate the Female Heart

Last Thursday, March 12, 2020, fifteen (15) women, from seven (7) countries of the Region, representatives of Cooperation Circles and some of them were also members of the Global Council or Global Staff for around two (2) hours, they shared in a pleasant way their feminine experiences and their experiences, dreams and works around the empowerment of women.