United Religions Initiative

United Religions Initiative

The United Religions Initiative, or URI, is a grassroots, bridge-building organization that believes when people’s passions and initiative are organized, connected and shared, they can create a sustaining global force for good. To date (2009), hundreds of thousands of people from different faiths in over 70 countries are overcoming distrust and hostility to work together in their local URI communities to address urgent human need and to heal the Earth. Joining together in more than 420 interfaith Cooperation Circles worldwide, these individuals are tackling such issues as AIDS work in Africa, conflict transformation in the Philippines, Indigenous leadership for the environment in the Americas, and religious cooperation in the Middle East. While respecting differences among beliefs and spiritualities, URI pursues a common purpose: to promote enduring daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence in order to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing.

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  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


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  • Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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