Category: THE BULLETIN

Faith For Harm Reduction – Manual Launch

23 October 2020 | 11:30 am The launch of the #Faith4HarmReduction Manual  Media Brief Alliance India, together with United Religions Initiative, Parmath Niketan and UNOICT is launching the Training Module for sensitising Faith-Based Communities on Health and Rights-Based Approach to Drug Use. Key facts about people who use drugs In India currently, 6.3% of people…
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Community Chronicles – Volume II

For over two decades, United Religions Initiative (URI) has been striving to create cultures of peace by using religion as a tool. This year, in commemoration of URI’s 20th anniversary celebration, the North India & Afghanistan Regional Office has been documenting stories of its Cooperation Circles under the ‘Community Chronicles’ Project. The first volume under…
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The Inclusive Edge: Tapping into the Faith Dimension to Accelerate Nature Actions for a Sustainable Future

#faith4earthdialogue With the rapid advancement in the global environmental crisis at an unprecedented rate, URI along with UNEP, recently undertook an initiative with Faith-Based Organizations and interfaith platforms to spread mass awareness on environmental emergencies that our human race is confronted with.  On September 10 2020, we revisited the faith dimension to accelerate nature-based actions for a sustainable future, over…
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Newsletter 2020- ‘Dhwani’

2020 marks a special year with the United Nations celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Resolution on Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, but also with URI  turning 20, recommitting and renewing their efforts to foster cultures of peace, justice and healing for all beings and Mother Earth. Additionally, 2020 being the Diamond Jubilee year…
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Faith for Earth Dialogue with Faith Leaders in India

10 September 2020 We are delighted to inform you that URI – India is collaborating with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) yet again to tap into faith and religion as drivers for climate action. We are honoured to have on board eminent faith leaders who would collectively try to come up with an action…
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Community Chronicles -Volume I

Not for profit organizations and civil society institutions have a pivotal role to play in community development and peacebuilding processes. They promote the idea of social inclusion by actively involving marginalised & underrepresented communities living on social fringes – in development & policy-making processes. The ‘Community Chronicles’ project is an attempt by URI – North…
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Faith4HarmReduction – Commemorating the Global Day of Action and the Support Don’t Punish Campaign in times of CoVID-19

In India, it is estimated that there are about 8,50,000 people who inject drugs (PWID) as per the study “Magnitude of Substance Use in India” commissioned by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (2019). High numbers of PWID are estimated in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur and Nagaland. …
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URI Turns 20 in 2020

United Religions Initiative is a transnational community birthed by people’s ambitions for peace and harmony, a group of people committed to finding resources of renewal within themselves and each other. It is the story of people from different religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions who grew in friendships and created a global community dedicated to…
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URI North India at the Corona Frontline

URI’s 20th year has been marked by a very unfortunate crisis that affected countries across the globe – the CoVid-19 Pandemic. The virus affected millions and rendered countless in highly vulnerable situations. In India, it has had a particularly grave impact on marginalised communities. The pandemic and the resultant nation-wide lockdown put lakhs of migrants,…
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020

In honour of the World Environment Day, URI North India & Afghanistan created a video to spread mass awareness on environmental emergencies that our human race is confronted with.  It was a small endeavour by United Religions Initiative North India & Afghanistan and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) India to facilitate Interfaith in Action. The…
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