United Religions Initiative at the United Nations (URI-UN) Cooperation Circle (CC) is ased at the United Nations in New York. CC members are representatives to the United Nations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The purpose of the URI-UN CC is to provide an ongoing presence for the United Religions Initiative at the United Nations. URI-UN hosts events for NGOs, Ambassadors and UN agency staff in relation to UN issues that highlight the principles and spirit of the URI, often demonstrating the Appreciative Inquiry process. URI-UN actively supports the UN International Day of Peace, the Millennium Development Goals, the establishment of a UN Decade for Interfaith Cooperation, and building a Culture of Peace. CC activities include interactive workshops using Appreciative Inquiry; panel discussions offering religious and indigenous perspectives on UN issues; luncheons for diplomats, NGOs and UN staff; and co-sponsorship of events with religious and spiritual NGO groups.
United Religions Initiative at the United Nations
“Our purpose is to be a presence for the United Religions Initiative (URI) at the United Nations and to make the URI charter a reality, to come together as friends, to be an international channel for grassroots people on global issues.”
Baha'i, Christianity, Buddhism, Spirituality, Shinto, Humanism, Indigenous, Jainism
Protestant, Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Catholic, Interfaith, Native American
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LocationSomers, NY, United States of America
Joined URI Network