August 2014

Aug 26 2014

Pesach / Passover and Dr. Mohammed Dajani of Wasatia

A News story from April of this year...Dear Friends, As we Jews prepare for our Pesach/Passover Seder and the re-telling of our experience of Moses leading our exodus from slavery in Egypt, we are deeply mindful of the freedom we Jews now experience in our land, and in the various countries we live -- and the need to liberate ourselves from all that continues to oppress us - internally and externally.   In this atmosphere, I share with you the below two... Read more »

Aug 24 2014

URI Multiregion welcomes new Cooperation Circle

Hope in Life Foundation Multiregion The URI Multiregion proudly welcomes a New Cooperation Circle.  This US-based Cooperation Circle is comprised of members from different parts of the world working hard to end violence against women. Although many live far apart, each individual acts as an ambassador of peace and love within their respective communities. Circle members, many of whom are based in California, meet to discuss domestic violence with leaders and female victims of abuse in their communities... Read more »

Aug 19 2014

International Day of Peace - Environmental Satellite

A step back in time: 2012... The theme of 2012’s International Day of Peace was “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Environment.” And it was in the spirit of this theme that the Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle announced the recipients of the 2012 Environmental Seed Grants. The grants support awareness raising, education and training programs, individual projects and longer-term programs carried out by CCs in their local communities. As September 21st approaches we will have more International Day... Read more »

Aug 17 2014

Tamera and Grace: We Refuse To Be Enemies

Statement of the 50 participants of the Vision Camp for Israel-Palestine  As peaceworkers from Israel, Palestine and various other parts of the world, we have been holding a peace vigil in the middle of a war in the West Bank over the last several days. We are gathering here under very simple conditions, creating community life, sharing from our hearts, in silence and in tears, in the midst of shootings and bombings. We are bearing witness... Read more »

Aug 12 2014

Get Ready for the International Day of Peace

PEACE BEGINS WITH ME The Art of Peace at OUR HOUSE, the Store that Artists Built Our House, the Store that Artists Built, is an incubation of Project Row Houses and an initiative of Think Peace International (TPI). No matter how you define yourself as an artist, we believe art CAN and DOES change the world for good. An artist's art is as different from another artist as there are flowers in a garden. No one compares a rose... Read more »

Aug 11 2014

Living Principle 5: A Message From Kiran And Victor

The message below comes from URI's Global Council Chair, Kiran Bali, MBE JP, and URI's Executive Director, The Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr. Dear friends, In light of the violent conflict that is devastating so many regions of our world, we call to your attention one of our guiding principles that helps to shape our communication with one another within URI and with others around us: Principle 5 of URI’s Charter states, “We listen and speak with respect to deepen mutual understanding and trust.” Living into... Read more »

Aug 10 2014

Bishop Swing: Carrying the Agony in Hope

I could hear it in words of President's Council member, Cissie Swig,  who met with URI leaders in Jerusalem and wrote: "URI is needed now more than ever."  I could hear it in the voice of Global Council Trustee, Tariq al-Tamini, whose home in Hebron had been ransacked.  I could hear it in the writings of Global Trustees, Bart ten Broek and Ari van Buuren who, in the Netherlands, were numbered among the mourners of the victims... Read more »

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