Wednesday, 11 June 2014

You. Are. I. - from United Religions Initiative (URI)

June 9, 2014

Dear Friend,
This is the very first of what we hope to be many newsletters showcasing the dedicated, inspirational, and enlightening work of our URI community.

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URI Great Lakes and Young Leaders honoured for Sewa Day  

Vikas Pota, founder ofSewa Day, recently visited URI Great Lakes' office in Kampala, Uganda to present the Sewa Pioneers Award for a series of coordinated voluntary service events. 

"Sewa" or "Seva" is the Sanskrit word for "selfless service."

URI's Great Lakes region led URI's participation of Sewa Day with more than 100 URI Young Leaders in seven different cities...

"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."  

~Maya Angelou

More News from Our Partners 

 + "Remembering Quran Burning Day as a Win for Religion"--an uplifting perspective from The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions' blog.
+ The Tony Blair Faith Foundation responds to the UK government, whose guide for schoolteachers at spotting pupils at risk of radicalization was revised recently.
+ "This is a portrait of my mother's soul. The soul is there, the simple majesty." --The Euphrates Institute reflects on the wisdom of Khalil Gibran.

A message from Victor Kazanjian
URI Executive Director 

Dear Friends,
During the last week of June, members of URI's Global Council and Global Staff will gather in San Francisco to begin the work of co-creating the second chapter of the United Religions Initiative.

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Cooperation Circle News  

+ Meet some of our newest CCs:EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East of Amman and De la Unidad, la Reconciliaci√≥n y Sanaci√≥n of Buenos Aires.

+ Global Youth Ambassadors CC's Lejla Hasandedic attended "Living Together is the Future," a conference for Christian and Muslim youth in Sarajevo 100 years after WWI.

+ Women's Interfaith Network and the women of URI call for peace and prayers in Africa amid escalating violence.  
+ Protecting and Restoring the Sacred CC along with URI's Global Indigenous Initiative (GII)held an event at the United Nations to protect sacred spaces. 
+ URI Africa and The Golden Rule held a youth sports event in Kibera, Kenya in honor of the Golden Rule.

+ Our newest Global Council Trustees have been selected, see our election results!

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