Arts

By sharing creative expression, URI members cultivate appreciation of each other on a human level.
Cultural Infusion CC Art Performance

Music, painting, performance, sculpture, storytelling, poetry, and other methods of artistic expression are ancient methods of creating community. Through the arts, URI Cooperation Circles transcend language and cultural barriers to build deep interpersonal connections.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

  • When the Latin America and Caribbean region hosted a music festival celebrating original songs about peace, the featured artists were so inspired, they formed a new Cooperation Circle to continue their peacebuilding work.
  • CARAVAN, a URI Multiregion group, used an art exhibition to teach Jordanian girls about gender equality, cultural diversity, intercultural and interreligious understanding, and the need for peace.
  • URI Europe Cooperation Circles regularly gather for interfaith film screenings to spark respectful conversations and inspire friendships across traditions.
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Stories

Interfaith, People and Places- Journeying Together

Share Aliza Hava’s insight into preventing religious extremism and violence through an interfaith dialogue conference in Morocco. Together with Aliza, explore Morocco as you get lost in the beautiful art, amazing people, and streets of this beautiful country while sharing Aliza's 10-day adventure of exploring, learning, and meeting people from different backgrounds and countries.

Transformative environmental education with 30 high school learners in South India - the launch of the Ecopeace Teen Cafe

In India, Greshma Raju, from Jyothirgamaya Interfaith CC, has initiated a project called Ecopeace Teen Cafe, which is a four month education programme reaching 29 high school learners in South India, focusing on community building, environmentalism, peacebuilding and social justice. Read more about the inspiration behind this initiative and Greshma’s learnings through the experience of starting a project like this!

URI AL&C Online Youth Training

Between August and September 2021, the URI AL&C Online Youth Training organized by the URI Global Program for the participation of youth was developed with the intervention of 15 young people from the CCs: Aflaiai, Constructores de Puentes, Teusaquillo, Mukua, Quinaroes , COEMATI, The Descendants of Guatemaya, Samay, ACRE from the countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama and Venezuela.