Charter

Vision & Mission

URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world. We implement our mission through local and global initiatives that build the capacity of our member groups and organizations to engage in community action such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women’s and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights. 

URI MENA envisions a world at peace, sustained by engaged and interconnected communities committed to respect for diversity, nonviolent resolution of conflict and social, political, economic and environmental justice.

We aim to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. 


URI's essential spirit, values and vision are expressed in the Preamble, Purpose and Principles. They inspire, ground and guide all URI activity expressed in The Charter. This document includes:
Preamble – the call that inspires us to create the URI now and continue to create it every day.
Purpose – the statement that draws us together in common cause. 
Principles – the fundamental beliefs that guide our structure, decisions and content. 
Organization Design – the way we organize to enhance cooperation and magnify spirit. 
Guidelines for Action – an action agenda to inspire and guide our worldwide URI community.

See also our 
Purpose, Mission and Vision and the charter  Arabic and Hebrew.

Click here for the translation of the URI Charter in more languages.