Cooperation Circles in North America
Cooperation circles (CCs) are the heart of URI. Independently organized, self-governing and self-funding, they build cooperation among people of all faiths and traditions to address the most pressing issues facing their collective communities, including poverty, religiously-motivated violence, sustainability issues and more. Click here to read more about CCs.
URI in North America has a growing network of cooperation circles across the US and Canada. Follow the link below to find a CC in your area using our directory or map. If you are using the map to browse CCs, click on the ‘More details’ link on each pin to learn more about the group’s interest areas, upcoming programs, and meetings.
A certification process is conducted every few years to confirm that a CC meets the basic standards of having at least 7 members who represent at least 3 different faith traditions. A CC may continue without meeting these standards, however only those that are certified may participate in the election of Global Trustees and other organization-wide decisions.