About URI North America
With more than 100 Cooperation Circle and Affiliate members from Hawaii to Maine and British Columbia to Florida, United Religions Initiative in North America is improving communication and networking in the interfaith peacebuilding movement across Canada and the United States. URI North America is registered as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization by the US Internal Revenue Service. Current initiatives for the North America region include:
- Improving communication and networking opportunities for CCs in North America.
- Increasing overall awareness of the United Religions Initiative across North America.
- Expanding participation and networking in URI throughout the US and Canada.
In 2009, a Leadership Council was formed from members of URI CCs to serve in guiding the development of a region-wide organization intended to provide support for the growth and strengthening of URI throughout North America. Since then, the region has established itself as a corporation and has been approved as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization by the US Internal Revenue Service.
Connecting for Peace:
Start Your Own Cooperation Circle (CC) or become an Affiliate
URI adds 10 to 12 new Cooperation Circles each month. In 2016, there were over 800 Cooperation Circles in more than 96 countries. The process of forming a new Cooperation Circle is fairly straightforward. To become an individual or organizational Affiliate is even simpler!