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About URI Europe

About URI Europe


The United Religions Initaitive (URI) is a global interfaith network, created by a diverse community of people committed to:
 

Promoting enduring daily interfaith co-operation,
ending religiously motivated violence and
creating cultures of peace, justice and healing.

Founded in the year 2000 by activists from all continents, belonging to over 100 different religions, worldviews, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions, URI presently includes approximately 500 interfaith groups, called Co-operation Circles (CCs), with over 1 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide.

URI has been established in a process over five yeaers since 1995, with Thousands of people involved in co-creating its design and founding document, the URI Charter.

The member groups, called Co-operation Circles (abbreviated CCs), consist of at least 7 people from at least 3 religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions, who support and accept the URI Charter.

Individual members and asscociations are welcomed as affiliates or supporting members with limited rights and responsibilities.

URI works in eight world regions, one of which is Europe.

It has special consultative status with the United Nations (UN).

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

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