URI MENA

Desert Bloom CC

"We promote cross cultural understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures and faiths"

 “We develop people’s capacity to understand global and intercultural issues”

Our purposes: To reinforce global competencies and universal morality to prepare people for an inclusive and sustainable world. Also, we keen to build community and youth capacity to enable all community’s members, including the most disadvantaged and marginalized, to take greater control of their own lives and to actively engage in confronting economic, political, social and environmental challenges.

We inspire future global leaders to work together to bring about innovative solutions to our common challenges.

We are keen to contribute to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The history of Desert Bloom’s funders goes back to around the end of the second millennium, when they established the “Self-Improvement & Community Service” initiative at the University of Jordan Alumni Club in February 2000. The initiative aimed at improving graduates' life and professional skills. The repercussions of world Trade Center tragedy in 2001 incited the group to do something. Hence, they established "Quested Peace Initiative" in February 2003 to restore trust and confront the growing hatred and misunderstanding between Western and Arab worlds. To enhance its global reach, Quested Peace joined the United Religions Initiative (URI) as a URI Cooperation Circle in January 2004. On July 7th, 2018, Quested Peace changed its name to Desert Bloom and the name was officially registered as a nonprofit organization in Jordan.

Established in February 2003 and joined URI Network in Jan 2004.

Number of Members: 24

Action Areas:  Youth, Cross Cultural Understanding, Community Capacity Building, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Civic Engagement, Community Service

Traditions: Islam and Christianity

Sub-Traditions: Sunni, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic

Location: Amman, Jordan