United Religions Initiative North America

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About United Religions Initiative

Founded in 2000, the United Religions Initiative is the world's largest grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network with the purpose of promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, ending religiously motivated violence and creating cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. Through URI's network of over 816 grassroots interfaith organizations called Cooperation Circles (CCs), in 96 countries, half a million people of diverse faiths are working together to build bridges of respect and cooperation and improve their communities. Self-organizing and independent, URI CCs work in diverse ways to achieve URI's purpose by taking on local problems and creating positive futures with grassroots ingenuity. URI cultivates and supports them through eight regional centers around the world and a global support office in San Francisco. URI is governed by a Global Council elected by member CCs. For more information visit www.uri.org.

About URI North America

The URI global network is supported by 8 administrative regions. The URI North America region is one of these 8 regions and includes Canada and the United States. As of December 2016, the North America region supports 73 Cooperation Circles. The North America region shares responsibility with URI Global to build and sustain an effective and active network of CCs in North America. North America region supports the work of the CCs by providing enhanced connection, communication, visibility, good practice exchange and training. The region organizes face-to- face gatherings, provides a website, blog, social media channels, an e-newsletter, webinars, trainings and various support services for CCs. For more information visit www.urinorthamerica.org.