Poverty Alleviation and Economic Opportunity

We unite to use our combined resources for nonviolent, compassionate action.
Quested Peace CC helps refugees in Jordan

Conflicts arise in areas where resources are scarce, and desperate competition pits neighbors against each other. URI Cooperation Circles address the roots of the conflict so everyone has access to increased opportunities, making peace possible.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • In Nigeria, the Center for Environmental Education and Development helps small farmers retain the rights to their farmland when corporations and mining companies try to take it away.
  • Action for Girijan Development, in Bhadrachalam, India, has filed 24 legal cases for compensation on behalf of exploited tribal women, and provides self-help and career skills training.
  • In the Africa Great Lakes region, Latter Glory of Religions in Busoga CC members teach families the importance of sending girl children to school along with their brothers, breaking the cycle of poverty for women and allowing them to pursue careers, which enriches the community as a whole.
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Occupy URI

We extend our support to ‘Occupy Wall Street’ and the ‘Occupy Together’ movement by standing in solidarity with our sister and brother protestors in calling for a government that is responsive to the needs of its citizenry, the establishment of a society based on economic justice and freedom of expression including public assembly.

Jerusalem Peacemakers CC continues bridge building in the Holy Land

In a time of momentous change in the Middle East, the Jerusalem Peacemakers CCcontinues the work to build bridges between religions and peoples in the Holy Land. Inspired by protests for change in Israel and the Arab world, our circle of religious peacebuilders continue to hold the prophetic vision of a shared future in the region. With the recent escalation in southern of Israel and Gaza, its important also to hear the positive stories that dont make the news.