Northeast Tennessee Chapter URI CC

Fulfilling the mission of peace through individual example and collective action
"Our purpose is to promote awareness, respect, and cooperation among the diverse religions of Northeast Tennessee."
Unitarian Universalist, Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Indigenous
Sikh, Native American
Number of Members
Johnson City, TN, United States of America
Joined URI Network

Every year, Northeast Tennessee Chapter URI Cooperation Circle (CC) holds an annual interfaith Thanksgiving dinner called the Gratitude Dinner. Almost 90 people attend these dinners of Hindu, Muslim, Wiccan, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Native American faiths and traditions. Members dance the Dance of Universal Peace with joy and wonderment of all that is. They gather together Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist people for discussion, mutual learning and knowledge.


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Statement on the Refugee Crisis and Our Common Humanity

If our beliefs are built on sound foundation, making common cause with others becomes an easy and gratifying task. One does not have to loose one's identity, but one is asked to embrace the others. By celebrating our differences, at the same time, we richen ourselves and others from the encounter; instead of its being a clash of civilizations and cultures, it becomes an amalgam of cultural experiences which makes us better persons.