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URI MENA welcomes any people who are committed to promoting peace and religious tolerance. URI membership groups are called Cooperation Circles (CCs) which are diverse and self-organized groups created by people of different traditions who come together to initiate acts of interfaith, peace building, or even community service and environment protection. In Middle East & North Africa (MENA) URI has 62 CCs.


To establish your own CC you only need to have a group of at  least seven members and at least three different religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions. (for example you can have Christian Catholic, Christian Orthodox and Muslim or  Muslim Sunni, Muslim Shies, and Bahei…etc). URI's global network of peacebuilders is working to address local, regional, and global community concerns. Through its Interfaith Peacebulding Initiatives, URI is making a vital contribution to the work of global peacebuilding. It is reducing violence in the name of religion and creating cultures of peace by courageously working across faith boundaries and taking actions to build positive communities.


Today the URI includes thousands of members in over 65 countries representing more than 100 religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions. By joining URI, you will be part of URI’s global network which comprise about 1000 CCs across the globe. Together, we are designing an effective communications and knowledge sharing network and exchanging best practices for local, regional and global organizing. It is deepening friendships and fostering solidarity.


URI MENA's Cooperation Circles are self-organizing and self-governing, choosing what issues to take on and how. The following are some guidelines for CC activities:

Faith Traditions: Actions to promote daily interfaith dialogue, understanding and education.
Healing and Peace: Actions to prevent and mediate religiously motivated conflict and promote reconciliation.
Rights and Responsibilities: Actions to uphold and promote human rights.
Ecological Imperatives: Actions to promote environmental welfare.
Sustainable Just Economics: Actions to close the poverty gap.
The URI Community: Actions to support URI and its activities.

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