Affiliates Program Application URI North America Affiliate Application Step 1 of 5 - Application to Affiliate Confirmation 20% Application to AffiliateThe North America region of URI encompasses Cooperation Circles and Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada. We welcome your interest in becoming an Affiliate of the North America region and joining in partnership our complimentary efforts in creating a more harmonious community, country and world. An Affiliate of URI North America is an individual, group, or organization that 1) supports and values of the URI Preamble, Purpose and Principles, 2) desires to be included in URI communication and activities, but 3) does not meet the profile of becoming or belonging to a URI Cooperation Circle. An Affiliate is a partner organization of the URI North America Region and enjoys the same network benefits as a Cooperation Circle. The specific rights of an Affiliate are as follows: • Affiliates may subscribe to the URI-NA newsletter and contribute notice of upcoming programs and events to the online URI-NA calendar. • Affiliates are invited to participate in local, regional, and global URI activities, including volunteering to serve on the region’s leadership council, committees and work teams and voting for elected leadership. • Affiliates are invited to participate in our internet community and URI listserves to share ideas and coordinate collective actions. • Affiliate organizations may exchange reciprocal website links with URI to encourage mutual networking opportunities and the promotion of events and programs. To help strengthen URI and its work in the North America region, Affiliates are also invited to provide a financial or “in kind” contribution of their choosing on an annual or quarterly basis. Acceptance of an Affiliate application constitutes an agreement between URI-NA and the Affiliate to continue in perpetuity until such time as the Affiliate or URI-NA requests termination of the relationship by written notice. Contact information for the Affiliate will be reconfirmed annually. If you should have any questions, please contact Sari Heidenreich, Regional Coordinator Interim for URI in North America at NorthAmerica@uri.org. We are happy to answer any and all questions you have about the URI-NA Affiliate Program, URI Cooperation Circles, or URI in general. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to promoting daily interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the Earth and all living beings. We must be the change we wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi Your confirmation is required:* I have the read the Affiliate Application Terms URI Preamble, Purpose, and PrinciplesPreamble We, people of diverse religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions throughout the world, hereby establish the United Religions Initiative to promote 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. We respect the uniqueness of each tradition, and differences of practice or belief. We value voices that respect others, and believe that sharing our values and wisdom can lead us to act for the good of all. We believe that our religious, spiritual lives, rather than dividing us, guide us to build community and respect for one another. Therefore, as interdependent people rooted in our traditions, we now unite for the benefit of our Earth community. We unite to build cultures of peace and justice. We unite to heal and protect the Earth. We unite to build safe places for conflict resolution, healing and reconciliation. We unite to support freedom of religion and spiritual expression, and the rights of all individuals and peoples as set forth in international law. We unite in responsible cooperative action to bring the wisdom and values of our religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions to bear on the economic, environmental, political and social challenges facing our Earth community. We unite to provide a global opportunity for participation by all people, especially by those whose voices are not often heard. We unite to celebrate the joy of blessings and the light of wisdom in both movement and stillness. We unite to use our combined resources only for nonviolent, compassionate action, to awaken to our deepest truths, and to manifest love and justice among all life in our Earth community. Purpose The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote 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. Principles 1. The URI is a bridge-building organization, not a religion. 2. We respect the sacred wisdom of each religion, spiritual expression and indigenous tradition. 3. We respect the differences among religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions. 4. We encourage our members to deepen their roots in their own tradition. 5. We listen and speak with respect to deepen mutual understanding and trust. 6. We give and receive hospitality. 7. We seek and welcome the gift of diversity and model practices that do not discriminate. 8. We practice equitable participation of women and men in all aspects of the URI. 9. We practice healing and reconciliation to resolve conflict without resorting to violence. 10. We act from sound ecological practices to protect and preserve the Earth for both present and future generations. 11. We seek and offer cooperation with other interfaith efforts. 12. We welcome as members all individuals, organizations and associations who subscribe to the Preamble, Purpose and Principles. 13. We have the authority to make decisions at the most local level that includes all the relevant and affected parties. 14. We have the right to organize in any manner, at any scale, in any area, and around any issue or activity which is relevant to and consistent with the Preamble, Purpose and Principles. 15. Our deliberations and decisions shall be made at every level by bodies and methods that fairly represent the diversity of affected interests and are not dominated by any. 16. We (each part of the URI) shall relinquish only such autonomy and resources as are essential to the pursuit of the Preamble, Purpose and Principles. 17. We have the responsibility to develop financial and other resources to meet the needs of our part, and to share financial and other resources to help meet the needs of other parts. 18. We maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, prudent use of resources, and fair and accurate disclosure of information. 19. We are committed to organizational learning and adaptation. 20. We honor the richness and diversity of all languages and the right and responsibility of participants to translate and interpret the Charter, Bylaws and related documents in accordance with the Preamble, Purpose and Principles, and the spirit of the United Religions Initiative. 21. Members of the URI shall not be coerced to participate in any ritual or be proselytized. Your confirmation is required:* I have the read , and affirm, the URI Preamble, Purpose, and Principles. Individual / Organization InformationI am applying as an:Individual AffiliateOrganizational AffiliateName of individual or organizational contact: First Last Name of organization (if applicable):Web site of organization (if applicable): If an organization, what is your purpose or mission?Faith affiliation (if applicable): Contact InformationMailing Address: Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench PolynesiaGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiNorth KoreaSouth KoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint MartinSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSudanSudan, SouthSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.YemenZambiaZimbabwe Country Email:* Enter Email Confirm Email Phone Number: My (our) financial gift and/or contribution of service will be (USD):Select:AnnuallyQuarterlyOtherPlease specify:Please check if you would like to subscribe to: URI-NA Newsletter — quarterly electronic newsletter featuring regional news about our region URI-NA Listserv — sharing of news from regional Cooperation Circles and Affiliates Membership Directory ListingPlease indicate how you would like to be listed in our membership directory (online and in print) Share my contact info with other URI North America members [note: for individual affiliates, street address will not be shared] Share only my email address with other URI North America members This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.