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May 2015

May 30 2015

CCs Celebrating their URI first Anniversary in May

Dear Friends, May is coming to an end and we want to use the opportunity to celebrate Missericorde Association (South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa), Hands and Hearts (Nairobi, Kenya, Africa), Pita Women Association for Development (Juba, South Sudan, Africa), De la Unidad, la Reconciliacion y la Sanacion (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin America), Global Youth Ambassadors CC (MultiRegion), Talking Back to Hate, Standing up for Peace CC (MultiRegion) first anniversary as members of URI. We hope... Read more »

May 30 2015

Vaccinating Against Human Trafficking - Recording & Resources

Dear URI Family,  Yesterday URI North America hosted a webinar to empower interfaith and community leaders with resources to fight the horror of human trafficking in our world! There are already many wonderful URI CCs working on this issue and my hope is that this is both a resource for those already doing this work AND for those who want to get involved further. Below you will find links to archived videos of the seminar as... Read more »

May 26 2015

Andrea Brooks’ Designs

ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD ANDREA BROOKS CARES ENOUGH TO END THE WORLD'S INDIFFERENCE TO ONE ANOTHER ... THROUGH ART Andrea's Creatives Designs specializes in creating unique fashion/accessories and has done so for more than 3 years. Having worked for institutions such as the Ensemble Theatre and at Our House, at the historic Project Row Houses, Andrea has endeavored to bring delight to others through her designs. However, the moment an artist takes inspiration... Read more »

May 25 2015

Global Poverty and Wealth Disparity

Greetings to All, After recently reading Bishop Swing’s new book, A Bishop’s Quest, I am reinvigorated by the call and the design of the URI. It’s power to make change is within the voice of every participant anywhere in the world. I am proud to be part of this, and invite each any everyone of you to participate in the Language of Interfaith project produced by Wisdom Circle Ministry CC. Each month between now and September we... Read more »

May 17 2015

Frente Nacional Contra a Redução da Maioridade Penal

And now something a bit different... Carta de Adhesión la Frente Internacional de Apoyo para la Lucha contra la reducción de la edad penal en Brasil Estamos viendo de nuevo en nuestro país el debate sobre la reducción de la edad legal, con el fin de presentar a los adolescentes brasileños responsabilidad por los grandes niveles de violencia y crimen cometido en Brasil. Nunca antes, después de la constitución de 1988, el Congreso brasileño estuvo tan cerca... Read more »

May 16 2015

Photos of Peace Prayer on Buddha Purnima (Purnima = Full Moon)

Namaste! We have posted the photos from the event on the Hope In Life Foundation Facebook page. Our Shanti Puja (Peace Prayer) ceremony on Buddha Purnima (May 3rd) was a huge success. We were able to feed over 100 people/devotees who came to the temple that day. It felt wonderful when they stopped by to thank us and blessed us on their way out. Please click here to visit our Facebook page.  Thank you   RUPSI BURMAN Founder - HOPE IN... Read more »

May 16 2015

Poetic Potions: 3rd in the Series of Saturday’s Artist

THE OUR HOUSE SERIES iSCRIBESS ACCENTS: POETIC POTIONS BY THE SCRIBESS The visual, literary and performing artist, Scribess Ivory Muse brings her exhibition of artistic wine bottles to Our House this Saturday, May 16th. Our House opens at 10 a.m. with our Artists Circle talk (asking Miss Dee Dee to share marketing tips), with the artist's talk beginning at 2 pm. Ivory is an Our House teaching artist, as well as a performer, and visual and spoken word artist... Read more »

May 16 2015

Mussie appointed as Adviser of ECOSOCC of the African Union on Interfaith, interreligious and Intercultural Issues

Dear Colleagues Greetings of peace and blessing from URI Africa. This is to share with you the following PR from African Union  on my appointment as Special Advisers to ECOSOCC of the African Union on Interfaith, interreligious and Intercultural issues . This will appointment will open a very good working opportunity for our CCs in Africa to work with the ECOSOCC of the African Union. The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in... Read more »

May 10 2015

Jayanti - PEACE CC Youth Organizes ‘Environmental Significance of Cow’ Session

Sudhanshu Kamat, one of our active youth members from PEACE CC (Multi Region), organized an awareness session on the topic 'Environmental Significance of Indian Cow' at his campus ground on 24th April, 2015. He is pursuing his MTech. in Environment Engineering at the prestigious SVNIT (Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology), campus in Surat, India. For quiet sometime, he had been talking to his faculty and friends about PEACE CC's initiative in environment awareness. His faculty... Read more »

May 01 2015

Prayers After the Nepal Earthquake

The Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, which remains standing after the earthquake After the weekend’s devastating earthquake tremors in Nepal and the surrounding areas, the URI family gathers together to send thoughts of prayers, sympathy, and love to those who lost family and friends in the tragedy.--Dear URI sisters and brothers, Tonight at the URI Europe Assembly in Bulgaria, upon hearing of the news of terrible tragedy in Nepal, we called upon the healing and loving spiritual... Read more »

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