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December 2015

Dec 24 2015

Our Christmas Special Airs Today!

Tonight and then ONLINE! - Be Sure to Tune in and WatchMay Peace Prevail on Earth! WATCH ON TV on Thurs, Dec 24 at 11:35pm ET/PT (10:35pm CT) through your local CBS Television Network station. WATCH ONLINE at uri.org/cbs.  Click here - or simply type uri.org/cbs in your internet browser - to view the program at any time and any day after 8:35pm PT (USA), Thurs, Dec 24.  Not in the USA? Click here to find out what time the Interfaith Christmas Special will be available online in your time zone... Read more »

Dec 16 2015

URI and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

Dear URI Members In September, the United Nations brought the 193 Member States together to agree on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that will guide the work of all the countries through 2030.  The Pope's address to the United Nations was a strong message for the governments and the faith and spiritual communities everywhere that there is a great need to work together across boundaries and traditions to achieve these import goals. Many CCs are already addressing these issues... Read more »

Dec 16 2015

We Weep and Then We Work

The world continues to weep daily for the senseless violence that so devastates families and communities. Today it is San Bernardino, California. Yesterday it was Cameroon, and Jerusalem, before that Baghdad, Beirut, Bethlehem, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Paris. And tomorrow…? The daily violence reflected in these and so many more incidents is deeply shocking and stirs up powerful feelings of fear, anger, outrage and sadness. The questions swirl, and consume our thoughts. Why? Who? How? It is natural... Read more »

Dec 11 2015

Peace Among Religions Featured on CBS Christmas Eve Special

Peace Among Religions Featured on CBS Christmas Eve Special FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – This year’s CBS Christmas Eve Special will present a groundbreaking interfaith program on the theme “MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH”, produced by the United Religions Initiative (URI), a global grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network, and broadcast on Thursday, December 24 (11:35 PM ET/PT, 10:35 CT) on CBS stations nationally. “At a time when horrific violence in the name of religion dominates... Read more »

Dec 06 2015

Light Reading - A New Book By Charles Gibbs

A journey of spiritual awakening awaits in Charles P. Gibbs's insightful new collection of poems, Light Reading. Always on a pilgrimage of remembrance, even during the brief time in which he tried to run away from his own understanding of God, Gibbs has learned to embrace and thrive in his spiritual understanding. Over the past four decades, Gibbs has undergone an intense transformation which saw the death of many false selves—and the rise of the true self, which... Read more »

Dec 06 2015

Victor Kazanjian: The Power of Interfaith Cooperation

Hand-written messages lie among flowers and candles left by mourners at the gate of the French Embassy following the recent terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles, and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks in Paris. Photo Credit: © Sean Gallup / GettyIn the days that have followed the attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, Paris – and now... Read more »

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