Cooperation Circles

A URI Cooperation Circle is a self-organizing group of at least seven members from at least three religions, spiritual expressions, or indigenous traditions—including atheists and agnostics. Cooperation Circles work on two levels: by giving people of different backgrounds a chance to work together, and by tackling important community issues their members care about.

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Faith Ecology Network

"Our purpose: to share mutual appreciation of religious traditions regarding ecological insights; to discern and foster religious reasons for environmental advocacy; and to strengthen the dialogue of science and religion between different faith groups, professionals and the community."

Faiths Together Uganda

"Our purpose: to promote inter-spiritual values; harmonize the different minority faiths; advocate for respect, transparency, and fairness; and eliminate corrupt and compromised practices that create indifferences among the different faiths in the world. In addition to the above, we promote equal and significant opportunities for all, while encouraging worthwhile participation of different communities as key players in numerous activities and initiatives that have a bearing on their wellbeing as people of faith thus fostering sustainable development."

Family Peace to Family Association

"Our purpose: to assist and support the family unit by helping parents realize the impact of family on their children's character; to teach the youth to value the benefits of a good marriage; to build the capacity of married couples to appreciate and respect the institution of marriage; and to build the capacity of the already existing institutions dealing with the issues arising in the family in Ethiopia."

Friendship Among Cultures in Turkey

"Our purpose: to promote understanding among cultural traditions in Turkey; to enable dialogue and cooperation among faith and cultural groups in Turkey; to combat prejudices and discrimination towards the cultural "others" in Turkey; to be a local messenger and arm to the URI in the country and encourage the creation of Cooperation Circles (CCs) in Turkey; and to reach out to foreigners living in Turkey and engage them in activities about intercultural dialogue in the country."

GAUTENG Khoi and San Council

"Our purpose is to promote the urgent need to respect the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples which derives from their political, economic and social structures and from their cultures, spiritual traditions, histories, philosophies, especially their right to their land, territories and resources."

Global Green Bangladesh CC

Our purpose is to foster humanity through sharing knowledge and experience, and by developing philosophical excellence to act on social justice, equality, and protection of the natural environment in the inter-faith community.

Global Mission Awareness CC

"Our purpose: to create interfaith harmony among religions for human development; to promote a culture of peace, human rights and justice; to celebrate the International Day of Peace, Interfaith Harmony Week Environment/Earth Day, International Women's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day; to provide formal education to underprivileged communities; to provide technical skills, vocational training for women and girls, and computer skills for the youth and oppressed communities; to open a Music Academy and College for Youth; to design projects for poverty alleviation; and to start a TV program for promoting religious harmony and broadcasting peace and religious events and festivals."

Global Peace without Borders

Our purpose is to achieve freedom, peace, security and respect for human rights in the framework of the new development that will build on the WHO Millennium Development Goals, and to work to help communities reach the peace that prevails.

Global Youth Ambassadors

"Our purpose: to provide further connection for and cooperation among Youth Ambassador program alumni; to develop resources and materials helpful for the URI YLP; and to maintain a close relationship of cooperation and sharing with the Global Youth Cooperation Circle (CC) and among the URI network."