This page can be accessed at peace.urinorthamerica.org as well as through the Resource menu above.
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. That says it all!
The PeaceDot Originator
Peace.Stanford.edu began the peace-dot movement online, encouraging organizations to add a peace-dot page to their sites. An extensive directory of peace-dot web pages is available on the peace.stanford.edu page and also below at the bottom of this page.
Facebook PeaceDot Page
Peace.Facebook.com has some astonishing ongoing statistics, showing the amount of traffic on facebook between countries not exactly known for friendly relations, such as Israel/Palestine or Greece/Turkey. And an ongoing questioning of facebook users by nation on whether world peace is possible in 50 years shows the U.S. as very pessimistic with less than 10% thinking world peace is possible in just five decades. Something has to be done about that!
URI in North America CCs Here is a list of Cooperation Circles that concentrate on Peacebuilding.
Ik Onkar Peace Foundation
Interfaith Cooperation Circle of Central Virginia
Mid-Hudson Valley CC
Muncie Interfaith Fellowship
Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics
Unity-and-Diversity World Council
Unity Made Visible
Nonviolence and Peacebuilding
- A resource page from Nonviolence International — good list for nonviolence in action.
- A list of manuals and training guides from International Fellowship of Reconciliation, with an emphasis on Women in Peacemaking.
- Creating a Culture of Peace – CCP provides 3 day nonviolence workshops. “The innovative design of CCP provides a holistic and practical foundation in spiritually-grounded active nonviolence.”
- The Compassionate Listening Project “teaches powerful skills for peacemaking in our families, communities, on the job, and in social change work locally and globally.”
- The National Peace Academy “offers value-laden information, instruction, inspiration, and practical tools to building peace. The programs it offers and the quality of its staff are unparalleled. It is an organization which has earned my utmost respect. — NPA Alumni”
- An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication online videos with Marshall Rosenberg. One of several videos providing a valuable tool for use both within URI and in our communication with those new to peacebuilding.
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