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Collaborative Interfaith Programs

The programs named below recognize the shared values across religious traditions and at the same time work collaboratively to address common humanitarian challenges. 

  • Religions for Peace (RfP): Religions for Peace is an international organization that brings together representatives from various religious communities to address global issues such as poverty, conflict, environmental sustainability, and human rights. RfP promotes multi-religious collaboration through regional and national councils, fostering peacebuilding efforts and providing assistance to communities in need.
  • The United Religions Initiative (URI): URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that operates through Cooperation Circles (CCs) in various regions. CCs work on projects that address social and environmental issues while promoting understanding and cooperation among different religious and spiritual traditions.
  • The Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC): IFYC is an American nonprofit organization that focuses on interfaith cooperation among young people. Through leadership development, training, and programming, IFYC empowers young people to build bridges of understanding and work together on community service projects.
  • Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement: Based in Sri Lanka, Sarvodaya is a community-based organization that draws upon Buddhist principles of compassion and service to uplift disadvantaged communities. It involves people of all faiths to work together in development projects, including education, healthcare, and disaster relief.
  • The Abraham Path Initiative: The Abraham Path Initiative aims to connect people and cultures by creating walking trails that follow the journey of the prophet Abraham through the Middle East. The initiative fosters intercultural understanding and economic development along the paths.
  • Ta'atheer - Arab Youth Center for Empowerment and Development: Ta'atheer, based in Jordan, brings together young people from diverse religious backgrounds to collaborate on projects focused on social change, economic empowerment, and community development.
  • Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University: This organization promotes interfaith dialogue and cooperation through spiritual practices, meditation, and programs that emphasize inner peace and sustainable living.
  • Joint Aid Management (JAM): JAM is an African humanitarian relief and development organization that works with diverse religious communities to provide food, water, and other essential services to vulnerable populations.

These programs emphasize the role of interfaith collaboration in addressing social and humanitarian challenges, fostering peace and understanding, and promoting sustainable development. By bringing people together from various religious backgrounds, they demonstrate that serving material needs and building harmonious communities can transcend religious differences and contribute to a more compassionate and inclusive world


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