Category: THE BULLETIN

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 on 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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Faith in the Times of Fear

~ Masoom Grover Content developing intern at URI Forty-five-year-old Nasreen recalls being destitute of not being able to feed her children. She narrates how her family couldn’t turn towards other people in the community as everyone was fighting their own problems in the Covid-19 crisis. A daily wage labourer, Sabo who is sixty, feels elated…
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URI North India & Afghanistan Newsletter

In times like these, where the entire world is struggling to defeat Covid-19, we at URI North India & Afghanistan wanted to reinstill everyone’s faith in the power of solidarity and togetherness.This newsletter is a snapshot of the same; reflecting the efforts of our Regional Office and our members from the Cooperation Circle to bring…
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NEWSLETTER 2017

Call for Essays: Voices from Afghanistan

Dear Readers, I am very pleased to inform you that we at URI North Zone (India and Afghanistan) will be holding an online commemoration by the name of ‘Voices from Afghanistan’ to honour and recognise our grass-root partner members, Cooperation-Circles and members of the Afghan civil society. With this event we hope to give more…
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DUSSEHRA AND VIJADASHAMI WISHES

Dussehra in North and Western parts of India, Vijayadashmi in the East and elsewhere- this time of the year is truly vibrant and colourful. The occasion is remembered across the many mythologies and histories that shape our identity. One symbolic feature that they all contain however is that of the spread of light and happiness.…
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Peace! Love! Harmony!

We are delighted to share the success of the 9th URI National Assembly held in Varanasi in November 2019! As this year draws to an end, we are immensely delighted to share one of our biggest highlights of 2019, the URI National Assembly. Held in the Holy city of Varanasi, the three-day conference brought peacebuilders…
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