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On June 27, we celebrate the 17th anniversary of URI’s Charter signing. These first seventeen years have brought exciting challenges and successes as URI members have formed friendships and connections across boundaries, breaking down stereotypes and improving countless lives in communities around the world. The URI community celebrates this occasion and looks with hopeful eyes towards the future. “I give thanks to God for the instinct toward peace that motivates nations and religions to labor for the common good and to find a larger family among diverse peoples.” - The Right Rev. William E. Swing, URI President and Founding Trustee, in his speech at URI’s...
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This article was also published on the Huffington Post. As I walk down Nevsky Prospekt, a main thoroughfare in Saint Petersburg, Russia, I see familiar scenes of daily life: a mother holding her child’s hand tightly as they cross the street; a businessperson walking quickly past grasping a large cup of coffee; young lovers walking hand in hand oblivious to the crowd rushing by; kids on skateboards; the street vendor looking expectantly at passers by; the little boy looking longingly at the ice cream cart; old men swapping stories on a park bench; an old woman pushing a basket of groceries....
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URI West India Cooperation Circles, together with URI Youth Ambassadors, launched their 3-day, city-level campaign from 18th to 20th June, 2017. It began with a tree-planting program with the students and teachers from Apollo International School. The URI Youth Ambassadors had an interactive session with the kids and conveyed URI’s role in saving Mother Earth. Verses from different religious scriptures were shared with students. The Cooperation Circles and Youth Ambassadors came up with a creative idea of naming the trees they planted. The group of students named the trees things like: Peace, Compassion, Justice, Love, etc. The trees were tagged with their names,...
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Students from Parwaaz CC in India's West Zone carry messages about their committment to a healthy environment during a community Cycle Rally in the location Mahatma Gandhi launched the non-violent movement.    Environment Day Campaign – URI West India CC’s and URI Youth Ambassador launched their 3 days city level campaign from 18th to 20th June, 2017. It began with Tree Plantation Program with the students and teachers from Apollo International School. URI Youth Ambassadors had an interactive session with kids and conveyed URI’s role in saving Mother Earth. The verses from different religious scripture were shared with students. The CC’s and Youth Ambassador...
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Check out the June environmental newsletter and read the stories of seven environmental leaders who share why their fiath leads them to environmental action.
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In URI’s CBS special “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” representatives of many traditions offered words and blessings from their own practices, including a statement from the Humanist tradition. “Peace – it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” World Humanist Day has been celebrated by Humanists since the 1980s as a way to publicize the positive values and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement. Humanism is a system of thought emphasizing human rather...
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