The URI Resource Library is a collection of downloadable materials and links to a variety of resources that support interfaith peacebuilding work.
Appreciative Inquiry and URI
Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy for change that was created by Professor David Cooperrider and his associates at Case Western Reserve University. Here is a summary of Appreciative Inquiry, and how to use this powerful dialogue tool within the context of the URI community.
URI for Kids
A beautifully designed curriculum for children (and learners of all ages) that introduces URI's Preamble, Purpose and Principles, and provides excellent information and activities about different world religions and spiritual traditions.
Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide
The URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide is a resource for interfaith groups — those “everyday gandhis” who are making a difference one meeting at a time in their local communities.
When diverse faiths come together the encounter can be intense, awkward, even violent, but creating a dialogue can help reconcile differences. The essays seek to empower rabbis, imams, pastors, and their congregants to take up the work of interreligious dialogue as a peacemaking activity.
This guide offers practical information about how to encourage people to join this vision by hosting an interfaith home gathering, but you’ll find these tips are applicable to almost any interfaith encounter.
Endorsed by the Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling, this book explores the dynamics of interfaith spiritual care as a work of practical and pastoral theology, identifies reliable guidelines for competent practice and contextualized interfaith spiritual care, and invites further conversation and collaboration among practitioners and scholars
Interfaith Voices for Peace and Justice is a large network and directory which offers information and links to over 800 organizations actively seeking peace. They hope for people of all faiths to cooperate and share in the quest for peace and justice in the world.
We encourage all URI Cooperation Circle (CC) member groups to participate in the International Day of Peace. We hope everyone will observe the Minute of Silence at 12 noon (especially in schools, and at your Peace Pole if you have one nearby), adding your prayers, meditation or ceremony for peace.
This workshop was adapted from the URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide. Participants got into groups of the same tradition and looked at what practices in their tradition contribute to peaceful interfaith relations as well as what practices or teachings of their tradition might present a challenge to interfaith understanding and harmony.
In Journey of the Universe, authors Swimme and Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples.