October 2016

Oct 28 2016

Skill-Building Webinar on Social Media

 From our friends in URI - North America FREE WEBINAR! Save the date for the next installment of the URI North America Webinar series.  What's the deal with social media? Why is it important for your social justice work? We will focus on how YOU can use social media to benefit your work! Over the course of an hour, we will hear from communications professionals with extensive experience in using digital tools to amplify the stories and work... Read more »

Oct 20 2016

The United States at an Interfaith Crossroads

The United States at an Interfaith Crossroads by Paul Chaffee  This month’s TIO is being posted 25 days before one of the most momentous elections in the history of the United States. From an interfaith point of view, the implications are huge. My reflections are not designed to promote any candidate, but simply to notice the choices at hand from an interfaith perspective. The fury inspired by those who’ve been ‘left out’ for long decades have morphed around... Read more »

Oct 15 2016

Interfaith News Roundup

Interfaith News Roundup October 15,2016 September Was a Month of Celebrations and Blessings On September 21 the world celebrated the UN International Day of Peace at hundreds of sites circling the globe. The theme this year was “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” On that same day, Pope Francis hosted leaders from the world’s religions to gather in prayer in Assisi on the thirtieth anniversary of the first such interfaith spiritual gathering, in 1986. Reuters reports that on September... Read more »

Oct 06 2016

New Year Blessings

Dear friends in the URI community, This week, our Jewish and Muslim sisters and brothers celebrate the coming of a new year in each of their traditions. These celebrations remind us of the common ground we all share. As we celebrate what makes our traditions unique, we also celebrate our connections as we honor the spirituality that flows from the deepest places of our humanity and faith. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, invites us to reflect... Read more »

Oct 03 2016

URI –Africa express its support to Ending Child Marriage in Africa

From our Friends at URI-Africa: Dear Colleagues , Greetings of peace and blessing from URI-Africa. This is to inform you that URI-Africa took part at the capacity building workshop for religious, traditional leaders and parliamentarians on ending child marriage in Africa.  The workshop was held from September 15 -18, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at African Union Commission Headquarters with the aim to provide an understanding of child marriage and other harmful traditional practices focusing on the role of... Read more »

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