URI (United Religions Initiative)
Founded in 2000, the 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 implement our mission through the support of more than 700 grassroots interfaith groups called Cooperation Circles in over 85 countries. URI’s global network supports local and global initiatives that build the capacity of our member groups and organizations to engage in peacebuilding activities such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and understanding, environmental sustainability, education, health, women’s and youth empowerment, and advocacy for human rights.
URI’s global work is guided by a Global Council of Trustees elected by the 8 global regions, and is coordinated by the Global Support Office located in the Presidio National Park in San Francisco, CA. There are 16 global support staff members in San Francisco, one member in Buenos Aires and another in London, as well as 18 regional coordinators around the world. URI believes in a grassroots approach to social change and peacebuilding and in a shared leadership model in which each person is essential to success of the mission to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the earth and all living beings.
For more information, please visit www.URI.org.