URI Resource Library

The URI Resource Library is a collection of downloadable materials and links to a variety of resources that support interfaith peacebuilding work.

Featured Resources

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.

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Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund for Women is a publicly supported, nonprofit grantmaking foundation that advances women's human rights by funding women-led organizations in nearly 200 countries. 

Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries, introducing women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable- and fighting bravely to change them 

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Emmy Award winning producer/director Lisa F. Jackson spent 2006 in the war zones of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congro documenting the tragic plight of women and girls in that country’s intractable conflict, as well as examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.


Vital Voices

We identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

Women for Women International

Women for Women International supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.