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Last modified: February 9, 2011, 5:29 PM
URI (United Religions Initiative) is an internationally recognized interfaith network active in 78 countries with its global office in San Francisco, California. We cultivate and connect grassroots change-makers across religious, cultural and geographic boundaries, harnessing their collective power to take on religiously motivated violence and social, economic and environmental crises that destabilize regions and contribute to poverty.
Since the signing of our charter in 2000, we have touched the lives of millions of people of different faiths around the world through a network of 507 interfaith Cooperation Circles (CCs), whose members number half a million. Locally rooted, these groups and organizations engage people of different faiths and traditions to work together for the good of their communities. CCs address issues as diverse as AIDS, economic empowerment, civil war orphans, climate change and urban conflict. URI is the common thread, connecting them around shared principles, amplifying their voices and helping transform them from local actors into powerful coalitions for regional and global change.