I’m sitting in my spacious flat on a Sunday afternoon, drowsy from the heat of the sun’s rays coming into the large windows and doors that are west-facing. The only thing that keeps me awake is the knowledge that my yoga class is about to start. I’m waiting for students to arrive, and finally, one (the only one for the day) does. Ironically, she comes from an Islamic background, in a country where Muslims and Hindus have... Read more »
The 1000 Kalema Photographic Competition has been extended through the International Day of Peace on September 21st.
The Competition is opened to individuals of all ages who are a part of, work with, organize and/or participate in peacemaking activities; sharing their discoveries through photography. Photographs are based on the following areas of peacemaking: • Faith, Respect and Service: People of different faiths are finding that service to humanity is a way to build bridges and eradicate barriers of dissent and conflict. • Answering the Call: Disasters happen around the world and the response to those... Read more »
Golden Rule Medal Awarded to Mohammad Al Nsour of the Mission of the Hashemite Mission of Jordan to the United Nations The United Religions Initiative at the United Nations joined with the Sacred and Transcendental Arts Working Group of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-NY to celebrate Golden Rule Day at UN headquarters on April 5, 2011. The observance began in the Meditation Room at 11:15. The group then moved outside the room to... Read more »
Dear Friends Greetings of peace, light and blessings from URI Africa. As you know, peace is not only the absence of war, it is also the existence of health, the practice of the Golden Rule, safety in matters of social or economic welfare, the acknowledgment of equality, and fairness in all relationships. As we all are a member of URI which is a peace-building organization I want to appeal to all URI CCs to bring our voice together... Read more »
Last April, people of different faiths worked together to help end deaths from malaria. People from around the world organised concerts, bake-a-thons, sleep outs, movie screenings and even jumped out of planes to raise awareness and funds. Working together with governments and NGOs, faith communities helped reduce deaths from malaria from one every 30 seconds to one every 45 seconds. But even a single death from malaria is one too many. So this year we want to keep... Read more »