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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Ethics for a Small Planet

This handbook on the ethical and theological underpinnings of biodiversity conservation is a tool to open a broader conversation on the ethical considerations related to protecting species, habitat, and ecosystems.

Green Rule Handbook

Selected from many of the world’s great religious texts and spiritual teachings, the Green Rules were chosen to demonstrate that each religion and spiritual philosophy has a long-standing tradition of ecological stewardship. Each Green Rule was chosen to acknowledge the natural world as an essential phenomenon through which we may better come to know the divine and our oneness with it.