August 2015

Aug 26 2015

International Day of Peace - Partnerships for Peace…

International Day of Peace Partnerships for Peace: DIGNITY FOR ALL A Week-Long Series of Workshops and Events from September 21-26, 2015 Each year the United Nations celebrate the anniversary of a cease-fire initiative that began on September 21, 1989 called the International Day of Peace. Each year, millions of individuals through their affiliations, acknowledge and organize around the need to create peace initiatives through a variety of events. Think Peace International (TPI) has done an annual International Day... Read more »

Aug 26 2015

Why We Walk for Peace

Dear Family and Friends, I wanted to share my response to those who are asking me, "What does walking have to do with real social change?" I say look at the nonviolent social change marches in our history, the Selma Bridge Crossing, Montgomery Boycott, the Salt Marches led by Gandhi, the women's suffrage movement,the nonviolent marches against apartheid in South Africa, the Long Walks Across America by Native Americans, the Million Man march... We have a tradition... Read more »

Aug 14 2015

URI Africa at Peace One Day event (on You Tube)

Hello URI Family,  I wanted to share these two wonderful videos from URI African Continental Coordinator Mussie Hailu, where he speaks on the topic of peace (as well as URI's initiatives) for Peace One Day. Very inspirational!   Read more »

Aug 14 2015

URI-Africa Signs Memorandum of Understanding with IGAD

(From our Friends in the Africa region and from fellow Multiregion leader Mussie Hailu) Dear Colleagues Greetings of peace and blessing from URI-Africa. I am happy to share with you the following good news PRESS RELEASE URI-Africa Signs Memorandum of Understanding with IGAD On July 26, 2015 United Religions Initiative (URI) – Africa has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Intergovernmental Agency for Development (IGAD). The agreement was signed by Ambassador Eng.  Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD and Ambassador Mussie... Read more »

Aug 14 2015

We Need Your Videos

We Need Your Videos! Great opportunity! Your interfaith activities could be featured on a high-profile broadcast TV station in the United States. United Religions Initiative has been invited to share our work with a very large audience and we would love to include video clips from you! Do you have footage that shows your group in action? It doesn't have to be edited or professional quality (cellphone footage is fine) as long as it gives a sense of what... Read more »

Aug 13 2015

Baltimore Beloved Community Awakening Walk

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Configuration Performing Arts Network, Inc., will host the Baltimore Beloved Community Awakening Walk for a transformed city in partnership with One God One Thought Center and The Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers. We invite citizens, students, community groups, organizations and all interested parties to walk with us for this purpose, in solidarity around our common declarations for a new, healed and awakened Baltimore.  Email [email protected] to get involved. Read more »

Aug 11 2015

Paths to Trust

Paths to Trust Today on the Staff call we discussed the development of Trust among people and these clear practices and philosophies came to the fore. They were so absolute and profound that I am moved, which is not usual for me, to share them with a larger audience. 1. Deep listening over time2. Be present – others will know when you are preoccupied and not giving of your entire self3. Patience – trust is not instant... Read more »

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