Youth

URI respects wisdom from voices of all generations.
Coexister CC youth marching

URI prizes a diversity of ages in leadership positions. All Cooperation Circles work towards equity and fair representation in intergenerational peacebuilding.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • The Hope Flowers School in Israel brings together young people from different cultures, faiths, and nationalities to overcome conflict trauma and to unite in one culture of peace, justice and equality.
  • In Korea, a URI youth camp annually gathers young peacemakers from around the world, providing scholarships to encourage learning and action
  • BRIDGES CC hosted a summer camp in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria for 16 children, ages 11 to 15, to meet representatives of different religions and traditions, ask questions, and forge friendships across cultural boundaries.
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URI Voice of Youth July 2010

In this newsletter, read updates about the creation of an Abrahamic Youth Alliance by one of our Youth Ambassadors, youth participation in an interfaith conference in Ammerdown, updates on the Nepali Rose Movement, Indigenous youth contributions at the URI Latin American Regional Assembly in Argentina, and more news from Ambassadors from Germany, Australia and Pakistan. 

URI 10th Anniversary Event: SIRF CC

The purpose of the Society for Intercultural Research and Friendship (SIRF) CC is to train young people on tolerance and to develop their capabilities in social and cultural dimensions and to support.

Indigenous Youth Participation in URI Latin American Assembly

This is a post that was sent in by one of our URI Youth Ambassadors, Francisco Morales Ventosa, Indigenous Aymara, who currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He had the opportunity to participate in the URI Latin American Regional Assembly and to present about his new Cooperation Circle, "Comunidad Cosmica"  - Cosmic Community.

URI Young Leaders in Action - YLP in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, April 2010

This report shares details about the youth leadership training that took place from April 13-15, 2010, followed by the URI Southeast Asia and the Pacific Regional Assembly from April 15 - 19. 12 young people from Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and the U.S. took part in this leadership training, organized by Sharon Vaswani and Shakuntala Vaswani, and facilitated by Youth Programs Director Sarah Talcott Blair. The training offered workshops in interfaith dialogue, interfaith peacebuilding, an environmental symposium and team-building. Youth Ambassadors from both Asia and Southeast Asia also participated. Written by Sarah Talcott.