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 Congratulations to George Wolfe of Muncie Interfaith Fellowship CC for the publication of his first book, The Spiritual Power of Nonviolence: Interfaith Understanding for a Future without War, which is endorsed by Bishop Swing. Comment below to congratulate him.
URI North America This time last year Being There joined United Religions Initiative as a Cooperation Circle! We are honored to have them as part of our family. Being There works in Charlotte, NC. Their mainstay program is food distribution program, which involves preparing lunch in various houses houses of worship around the city and then distributing them to the homeless. In 2014, they partnered with Stop Hunger Now to raise $5,000 and prepare 20,000 dry food packets to send to Haiti and Burkina Faso. In the fall, they hosted an interfaith panel to discuss how climate change is viewed in various faiths and formed a coalition of interfaith partners to address climate change. And, for the first time, in 2014 they hosted a Ramadan fast-breaking celebration (Iftar) with food to share! Thank you for all you do, Being There. You are an inspiration.
Book Readers Does "Happiness" cause "absolute truth" or "absolute truth" causes "Happiness" (to facilitate an exponential offset for global peace)? It is true that we all have different paths and beliefs (religious/non-religious), but there is only one Human Nature pattern (en route to global academic implementation as "Eternal Optimism"). Unless you know the "what" about life and yourself, then how can you ever know "truth" of "Who" (Big Bang or which valid "God") is responsible for the existence of everything created? Selflessly, Ps. In other words, “space”/”matter” is the actuality and essence of “isness” but “time” is understood as a dependent reality to all humans. “Time” depends on humans potentiality in perception of “space”/”matter.” Ultimately, “space” was there first, with or without a “Big Bang.” "Absolute truth" cannot contradict itself despite our attempts to negate it, such as "anti-matter." Now you "see"/know the answer with validity of logical “absolute truth.” But, If you do not know your Human Nature pattern in/as/of ‘Eternal Optimism… then how will you ever know what is “truth” (“real”)? After all, which subject was born out of which, philosophy out of religion/science or religion/science out of philosophy? Life is a series of linked events, and one empirically "causes" the other. Is "causality" an empirically linked pattern of (complete) reciprocal valid events or (incomplete) linear theory that is subject to flaws?" https://www.facebook.com/notes/eternal-optimism/eo-qualifications/10151955717990720
URI North America The Compassion Games (an initiative of the Compassion Action Network Cooperation Circle) is hosting two calls in the coming weeks -- one TODAY to prepare for the #EarthWeek games from April 18 - 26 and another for teachers and school administrators to prepare for thee Back to School games in October. Sign up today!