Save the Date: URI North America’s 1st In-Person Gathering Since 2009

We are beyond excited to announce that—for the first time in nine years—URI members in the U.S. and Canada will have the opportunity to meet, in person, with members of other URI Cooperation Circles and Affiliates from across the region! During our North America Regional Assembly in Washington, D.C. from July 27-29, 2018 you will have the opportunity to:

    • Build enriching relationships with people engaged in similar work
    • Discover and share best practices to strengthen your local interfaith efforts
    • Retreat and refresh with other peacebuilders
    • Craft the way URI supports interfaith work across the region

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Webinar: “Wisdom of Our Elders: Looking Back to Go Forward”

Watch the first webinar in the Sankofa Series, “Wisdom of Our Elders: Looking Back to Go Forward,” a conversation with three interfaith elders about the lessons they have learned in interfaith peacebuilding. They shared their wisdom and life experience, offered participants an opportunity to be inspired and recommit themselves to interfaith networking, bridging differences and making a difference in the world!

The Sankofa series is inspired by an African word and symbol from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” The symbol for Sankofa is based on a mythical bird with feet firmly planted forward and its head turned backwards, implying that there must be movement and new learning as time passes. As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten.

The presiding elders in this webinar, hosted by URI’s Multiregion, were:

  • Joy Jinks, leader of the Social Artistry Alliance of South East United States Cooperation Circle, and author of Dynamic Aging: I Intend to Live Forever. So Far…So Good!
  • PK McCary, Think Peace International, Inc. CC and author of the Black Bible Chronicles
  • Bishop William E. Swing, Founder and President of URI and author of A Bishop’s Quest
  • Audri Scott Williams, leader of several Cooperation Circles, including Trail of Dreams World Peacewalkers and NOWTIME Radio. Audri will serve as the moderator.