United Religions Initiative (URI) is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world. We have Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
We implement our mission through grassroots groups, called Cooperation Circles, which bring diverse people together to jointly engage in community actions such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women's and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights.
Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogue
United Religions Initiative (URI) builds sustainable peace by encouraging cooperation that bridges religious and cultural differences
Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention
URI addresses widespread conflict at a human level, encouraging individuals to reach past stereotypes and build the foundations of lasting peace.
Policy Advocacy & Partnerships
URI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Women and Youth Empowerment
URI West Africa is committed to the equitable participation of women and men in all aspects of our organization.
We work with groups from diverse traditions to create inclusive, on-the-ground solutions in areas that have been identified by their communities as crucial for the health, happiness, and success of all people living there. We work with individuals and groups to bridge differences between people of all beliefs, to create community, and to solve local and global challenges
GOLDEN RULE DAY
The Golden Rule Day every April 5
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
The UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21
INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK
UN Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb. 1-7