United Religions Initiative at the United Nations

Building an international channel for grassroots people on global issues
"Established in 2000, the URI at the UN Cooperation Circle is comprised of members from numerous faith traditions - Baha'i, Christianity, Buddhism, Spirituality, Shinto, Humanism, Indigenous, and Jainism. Its purpose is to be a presence for the URI at the UN and to make the URI charter a reality, to come together as friends, and to be an international channel for grassroots people on global issues."
Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Indigenous, Jainism, Shinto, Spirituality
Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Catholic, Interfaith, Native American, Protestant
Number of Members
New York, NY, United States of America
Joined URI Network

United Religions Initiative at the United Nations (URI-UN) Cooperation Circle (CC) is based 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.


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The U.N. and the Environment

This year, on April 22nd, I attended an Interactive Dialogue of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly on 'Harmony with Nature' to commemorate Mother Earth Day.

URI at the UN Celebrates Golden Rule Day on April 5th

The United Religions Initiative at the United Nations joined with the Sacred and Transcendental Arts Working Group of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY to celebrate Golden Rule Day at UN headquarters on April 5, 2011