URI North America is the North American chapter of URI, a global network dedicated to promoting enduring daily interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
URI North America World Interfaith Harmony Week may be over but events up until March 5 still qualify for the $50,000 in prizes being given away by the King of Jordan. Share news of your event here and it will automatically be shared on the official World Interfaith Harmony Week website!
URI North America "One of my central messages in both sessions was to challenge people to reexamine their notions of 'leadership' and see empowering the grassroots as a key to sustainable community and global peace and justice ... When people in these settings talk about interfaith peacebuilding, their focus is almost always on “religious leaders” whom they define as those persons ordained or selected for official leadership of religious communities. But this definition leaves so many 'leaders' out of the picture, including women leaders, Indigenous leaders, younger peer leaders, and ordinary folks of all identities who provide leadership for the peacebuilding movement on the ground, and in communities, often behind the scenes and/or without recognition." - United Religions Initiative Executive Director Victor Kazanjian reflects on his trip to the United Nations