With the exception of two part-time staffers, the North America region of URI and nearly all of its Cooperation Circles are lead by people who hold the strong conviction that our world cannot become the place we would have it be for ourselves and our children’s children unless we find a better way to live with one another. A way which transcends boundaries and borders, both real and imagined, that have kept us separated from one another for far too long. People who take to heart Mahatma Gandhi’s wise advice, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Perhaps people just like you.If you find yourself saying “Yes!” to much of what you see on this website, we invite you to say “Yes” to that part of yourself that also wants to make a difference in the world. We invite you to become part of the Volunteer Corps of URI in North America. When you do, you’ll find yourself growing into new a new relationship with your world – locally, regionally, even globally. Here are just some of the ways you can play a part – your part – in helping to build a world of growing peace. Peace both in relating with people of diverse faiths, religions, and indigenous traditions, and a peace built in collaboration with those people who you might otherwise never have a chance to meet.
Ways to Volunteer:• Join a Cooperation Circle near you and say “Yes” when asked to help put on an event or program in your community. • Explore the committees and work teams of the North American regional Leadership Council and say “Yes” to one that calls to you. • Say “Yes” when asked by your CC if you’d like to be nominated to serve on the NA Leadership Council during the annual nomination cycle (August-September) .• URI in North America happily accepts internship applications. Fill out the internship application form and mail it to the address given on the form. Also contact the Regional Coordinator.
Volunteering in URI just might expand your world and bring you satisfaction, growth, adventure… and peace…in the process. For more information, contact the Regional Coordinator.
4 quick ways to Get Involved with the United Religions Initiative:
1Donate: Help URI-NA further its mission of peace and social justice by donating. We are a registered non-profit.
2Become a Peacebuilder: Start your own cooperation circle or become an affiliate.
3Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteers to help us make a difference in the world.
4Stay Connected: Get updates and become inspired by our actions