United Religions Initiative (URI)
The United Religions Initiative (URI) is a not-for-profit organization aims at promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to ending religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. URI is very active in Middle East & North Africa (MENA); its registered office in Jordan supports URI’s affiliate groups/members to contribute to peace-building and environment protection efforts in MENA countries.
URI MENA support and escort the work of 53 affiliate groups (we call them Cooperation Circles) working on themes related to peace-building and interfaith dialogue in 12 MENA countries ,with more than 600 members, from 11 countries across MENA region including Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, UAE, Iraq and Iran.
URI groups are engaged in different activities on local, regional and global levels, including peace building, intercultural understanding, strengthening civil society, and environment protection. URI in MENA has succeeded in deepening understanding and cooperation among the historic faith communities in MENA as well as empowering youth initiatives to play a vital role in building their societies.