Quaker Universalist Conversations

United Religions Initiatives and “Cooperation Circles”

The United Religions Initiative (URI) is an international interfaith organization built on a grassroots structure known as “cooperation circles.” Cooperation Circles range in size from a minimum of seven members to tens of thousands, representing at least three faiths or traditions, including the non-religious, and subscribe to the shared vision outlined in URI’s Charter. They are connected to one another and the global URI network through eight regional anchor points, where regional coordinators help CCs build capacity, organize regional gatherings and trainings, and seed new CCs. URI’s global office in San Francisco provides support for regional leaders, maintains a global communications network, organizes conferences to bring CCs together from all over the globe, and supports three global initiatives, the Traveling Peace Academy, the Young Leaders Program and the Environmental Satellite.

For more information about URI, see  http://www.uri.org

Prevent and mediate conflict, heal violence-torn communities, and promote equitable development.


Prepare a new generation of leaders for interfaith social action.

United Nations

Catalyze grassroots action around UN issues and initiatives and share URI’s work with the international community


Prevent global warming and preserve natural resources as well as the diversity of our ecosystems.


Promote women’s rights, educate women and girls, prevent violence and build cultures of respect and equality.

See all Action Areas Follow UsFollow Us On Twitter Follow Us On Facebook Follow Us On Youtube Follow Us Via RSS Feeds

Add a Comment