Category: THE BULLETIN

United Religions Initiative and United Nations Environment Programme launch the ‘Faith for Earth Councilors Program’

In partnership with UNEP Faith for Earth Initiative, and the United Religions Initiative’s response to the climate crisis, the UNEP-URI India office seeks to launch the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.  The program offers hands-on training that unites FBOs and collective action for the protection of our Mother Nature. This Program seeks to create a network of…
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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

Photography Competition  DIASPORAS OF INDIA: Connecting, Contesting and Converging The theme for the World Interfaith Harmony Week this year is ‘Diaspora’, being one of the most prominent and often controversial manifestations of increased globalization. The connection between migrants and people who have stayed at home has profound effects on societies in the country of origin…
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PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION- Diasporas of India: Connecting, Contesting and Converging

Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week World Interfaith Harmony Week is a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan. The World Interfaith Harmony Week falls in the first week of February every year and aims to promote harmony between all…
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Enmity and Friendship- Perspectives from Islam

As a part of the International Day of Peace celebration at URI in 2020, Mr. Basit Jamal, our CC member from Brotherhood of Humanity, authored the book – A Brief Introduction to Friendship and Enmity in Islam. The book was finally completed in December 2020, and here we present this beautiful perspective for you to…
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It’s a Wrap!

Happy New Year 2021 Hope can be an elixir, a fountain of solace. In these testing times during the pandemic, when everything turned difficult, we, at URI North India and Afghanistan Regional Office, stepped forward to seek opportunities in these circumstances, to nurture hope- a light to shine through in distress and loneliness. ’YOUR’ encouragement,…
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Human Rights Day – December 10

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It articulates basic rights for all people. Reminding ourselves of these rights is important; and, when we see with our hearts the cruelty inflicted by injustice and violence that…
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Launch of the Faith For Harm Reduction Manual

A Training Manual for the Harm Reduction Champions in the Faith-Based Community Strengthening Harm Reduction In 2018, in collaboration with the United Religions Initiative (URI) and India HIV/AIDS Alliance (i.e., Alliance India) supported by the Global Fund, launched a unique initiative to build bridges between harm reduction and faith-based communities called ‘Faith For Harm Reduction’. #Faith4HarmReduction is…
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Trauma Response: A Knowledge-Based Program

Reflections Trauma Response: A Knowledge-Based Program by Light Up, Unbottle Emotions was one of the most comprehensive programs, exploring the intersectionality within Mental Health. This 3-day program from 30th October to 1st November 2020 included a balanced mix of experiential and theoretical learning which imparted a concrete understanding of trauma and the subsequent impact of…
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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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