Global Interfaith Grassroots Leaders & Youth Acknowledged at Global Assembly in Mayapur, India

December 2008 –The United Religions Initiative (URI) held an unprecedented global gathering of 300 grassroots interfaith leaders, from 44 countries, including over one hundred young leaders. From November 25th to December 6th, 2008, in Mayapur, India, URI’s second Global Assembly was a combination of hard work and joyous celebration.

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On October 21 and 22, 2017, the Baha’i community globally celebrated the “Twin Holy Days” associated with the birthdays of the two Founders of their religion.

URI Europe congratulated the Baha’i community on this occasion and expressed its appreciation for the community’s dedicated and long-term involvement in interfaith peace work and for promoting unity in diversity, respect and peaceful relationships.

 

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In the two days in which the conference tооk place (20-21 October 2017), ten lecturers from higher education institutions in Plovdiv, Sofia, and Germany examined important moments in the historical and philosophical dimensions of the half a millennium anniversary of the Reformation in Germany and the inter-religious and intercultural aspects in West and East.

 

 

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URI Europe Proverb, October 2017

 

'The state of nature is a state of war' said Thomas Hobbes. Every warrior has a convincing and distinct reason why the other should be destroyed: he kills to 'live'. History teaches us that if we do not succeed in conquering every 'warfare', struggle will be our permanent condition.

We rise against the old motive that characterises biological life: to kill in order to live. During the previous centuries humankind made conscious choices, not only because our insight and knowledge increased, but also because we took charge of our responsibility along the way. We exchanged the old principles and tried to find a morally justified way of dealing. While thinking about our behaviour we acquired a morality that allows us to live life in such a way that there is a life and a future for everyone.

 

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"We need to be the change we wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi