Podcast features interview on the Golden Rule: “See the other as a gift.”

This month, the URI North America Affiliate Scarboro Mission officially closed its doors. But that does not mean that their work has stopped!

Scarboro Mission’s r incredible resource libraries on the Golden Rule and Interfaith Dialogue are still accessible via their website.

In addition, the former director of the Scarboro Mission, Paul McKenna, was recently interviewed on the Legacy Cafe Podcast where he shares about the iterations of the Golden Rule in different religious traditions, the spread of the Golden Rule poster around the world and the power of this ethical cornerstone to improve our world.

Click the play button below to listen to this fabulous interview!

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Grieving Las Vegas: We Weep and Then We Work

Waking up to the news of the atrocities in Las Vegas, it is difficult to find words to say. As peacemakers who often find ourselves responding to tragedies, we are grounded this morning in the words of our Executive Director: “We weep and then we work.”

“We Weep”

 Today, we weep. We weep for the lives lost, for those who have lost loved ones, for those who will deal with this trauma for the rest of their lives…for the fact that human beings inflict violence on other human beings.

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[Resource] Dinner Dialogue Guide: Restoring Relationships After the 2016 Election

 
Following the 2016 Election season, URI North America and Interfaith Works of Central New York worked together to create a facilitator guide aimed at “Restoring Relationship After the 2016 Election.” This guide is meant to be used over dinner and around a dialogue table with participants of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. You can view this resource on GoogleDrive by clicking here.

[Video] Social Media: A Tool for Movement Building

 

We just hosted a webinar on the topic of social media as a tool for movement-building and it was a success! Joined by experts in the field, we shared best practices for grassroots peacebuilders to use social media to continue to grow their movement within and beyond their communities.

Check out the archived recording below. Don’t forget to scroll past the video to find a list of important resources on how to build a successful social media strategy that’s tailored to your organizational needs.

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RESOURCE GUIDE

You can view this resource guide directly in Google Docs by clicking here.

Scarboro Mission Releases Interfaith Curriculum Resources

Scarboro Mission Releases Interfaith Curriculum Resources

Scarboro Mission Releases Interfaith Curriculum Resources

Scarboro Mission, a URI North America Affiliate, has just re-designed their interfaith curriculum resources section to make it more user-friendly.

“While it is easy to get interfaith information, it is much more challenging to find good interfaith curriculum,” said Paul McKenna from Scarboro Missions’ Interfaith Department. “My sense is that good curriculum is the missing piece in the interfaith movement.”

The new design is very user-friendly. You can explore this rich collection in nine theme areas: schools & youth groups, peace–building, ecology & social justice, prayer & meditation, colleges & universities, interfaith toolkits, young adults, Golden Rule and bi-lateral dialogues.

There is also an extra added bonus: most of these resources can be downloaded free of charge. These resources include online courses, best practices, do-it-yourself workshops, activities, multifaith prayer services, starter kits, guidelines, games, meditations, slideshows.

Featuring resources from around the world, this compilation is one of the most comprehensive collections of interfaith curricula on the Internet. Click here to start exploring the resource library:https://www.scarboromissions.ca/Interfaith_dialogue/student_resources.php