Noticias de URIALC

Heal the earth with the power of the hands

In the city of Caracas, Venezuela, on April 28, the members of the CC for Dialogue met with neighbors from some areas of the capital to hold an interreligious prayer day and to be able to send healing energies through the practice of Reiki. Mother Earth, on the occasion of the celebration of World Earth Day that is recorded every April 22 of each year.

The activity took place in a public park, where songs and dances were also shared for the peace of Venezuela and the world.

Sent by Marina Tirado


Earth's Day

Dedicated to Mother Earth
We are humans made of four elements:
Fire, water, earth and air ...
Our soul represents the fire element;
Our blood the water element;
Our bones the earth element;
Our breathing the air element.
Our Planet Earth has the same elements that we have ...
The fire, that comes from the Earth's center,
the water, represented by the seas and the rivers,
the earth with its forests, and the air that surrounds it ... We're All Connected!
Considering this equality we ask for "LIGHT”
for representatives from countries around the world, to understand
we need a “New World View",
in which all human beings are valued as they deserve,
as well as life in its different aspects.
Depriving the immediate solutions and related interests
that do not match the desires of humanity.
They see the answers that already exist for global problems
before they reach unmanageable proportions.
Do the leaders understand that the fate of all Humanity has to be decided now.
The Earth will go on existing, we wont...
Remember every leader, that the Earth is our "home"!
The term "man", meanings that all the humanity is Kind,
and comes from "humus," which means "fertile land".
Make Progress means become "fertile land",
where the seed of what you truly are can flourish, grow and bear fruit. . .
Let us remember ALL of the meaning of "seed" we are to this planet ...
The east meats the west ... The north meats the south ...
And all the directions are on the central that unites us ... The heart and love!



Hello everyone!

Below is the invitation from the Nowa Cumig Center of Native Traditions, through Athamis Barbara about the presence of Pajé Ovid ...

Knowing the importance of this "Exchange of Knowledge", there will be a Wheel of Conversations on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. with other religious segments, where the MIR (Inter- Religious Movement - Thanks Birth) was invited to participate and invite people who were interested in this theme ...

If anyone in this "Sacred Circle of the Moon" Group wants to participate, you can join us ...

Please confirm your presence at the contact numbers below, in the folder.

Thanks, Alice Gress


A message of peace for the children of Syria

Last Saturday, April 15, 2018, members of the ETSA CC in Lima met to pray for peace to return to Syria, following the recent acts of violence and conflict that have shaken the entire world.

In the videos attached there are Peruvian children who send a message of peace to their fellow human beings in Syria. These children who appear in the video are also children who suffer some kind of violence, on a daily basis, they are children abandoned by their parents or the parents have died or are imprisoned, so in some way according to what Michael and Yaneth tell us (members of the CC ETSA). Many people were shocked when they heard about the seriousness of the conflict in Syria. The children used stones on the floor to convey their message. These children live in the locality known as El Callao, a very dangerous and scarce resource community where members of the CC ETSA carry out voluntary work teaching the children the importance of peace.


Celebration of the Day of the Buddha
For Dialogue CC

On April 8, at the headquarters of Centro Comunitario de Caracas in the The El Marqués urbanization in Caracas was celebrated in the city of Caracas on International of Buddhism with the ceremony of Kanbutsu-e (灌 仏 会) by the birth of Buddha and the promulgation of the International Day of Buddhism. This activity was organized by the Zen Center Bodaishin of Caracas, whose President is Marina ShinJi Tirado Misle, Zen Nun and coordinator of the CC for the Dialogue of URI and the Institute of Hispanic Buddhist Studies(IEBH).

This ceremony is known as the traditional bath of the budding Buddha decorated between flowers, it is bathed with a sweet Tea and it is a celebration that originated in Japan. The tradition indicates that when Buddha was born it rained Amacha (Tea of Hortencias), hence the origin of this beautiful ritual. With the participation of representatives of the three branches of Buddhism, in addition to different civic organizations and culture of peace, the members of the CC for the Dialogue of Caracas and the public in general came together to celebrate that day with joy and rejoicing.


A new beginning
CC ETSA, Lima-Peru
By Adriana Reyes

On this occasion we want to share this beautiful history of solidarity between members of two Cooperation Circles of our region: the CC ETSA of Peru, the Latin American CC of Musicians of Venezuela and the mediation of our Global Trustee Salette Aquino of Brazil and our Regional Coordinator Enoé Texier.
Venezuela is suffering a humanitarian crisis due to lack of food and medicines, a situation that is forcing many Venezuelans to emigrate in search of better conditions to live.
Michael Ayala, who is the first representative of the CC URI ETSA had the kindness and willingness to help the musician, singer-songwriter and teacher Ángel Gabriel Díaz Alcalá, who on April 2 emigrated from Venezuela to Lima, Peru, given the serious socio-economic situation and politics that is currently suffered in the country. Ángel belongs to the CC URI Latin American Musicians, who from art and education make their contribution to the construction of dialogue and the culture of peace. This CC has representatives in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Venezuela
Through different connections between Enoé, Salette and Michael it was possible to specify that Angel upon his arrival in Lima had accommodation in the Luz Divina Lutheran Church to which some members of the CC ETSA belong and in this way have a support for a new beginning , achieve stabilize with work and thus have a life full of opportunities.
Michael with great receptivity, solidarity and service vocation has demonstrated his commitment as a member of the URI network, by receiving Angel in Lima and providing him with humanitarian aid. In the following link you can see Angel with brothers of the CC ETSA playing and singing last weekend in Lima and in the words of Angel we knew that "together with Rev. Benjamín, he has already started a work with Luz Divina Lutheran Church. There is the initiative to create an academy of singing, of music for children and young people in the sector where he is, because there is a need to train them as musicians."



Planetary Earth Education Center


Curitiba, February 1, 2018



Brothers of light and love,

As a member of the U.R.I. - Initiative of the United Religions and CONPAZ - Parliamentary Council of the Culture of Peace of the State of Paraná, I would like to invite you to a meeting to be held at the World Week of Interreligious Harmony, on ... at noon. ..

We want to propose some new Peace and Planetary Healing initiatives, as well as reaffirm the bonds that unite us as brothers and disciples committed to the construction of a new world.

Bring your suggestions, proposals and initiatives for this year and, why not, for years to come.

Certain of his precious presence I slowly affectionately wish them happiness and peace.


Luiz Omar





Best regards On behalf of Zen Center Bodaishin and the Institute of Hispanic Buddhist Studies (IEBH) We are pleased to invite you to the International Day of Buddhism with the ceremony of Kanbutsu-e (灌 仏 会) for the birth of Buddha. With the participation of representatives of the three branches of Buddhism At the 6th Buddhist World Summit held in Japan in December 2014, important interventions were developed, including the proposal of the celebration of the day of Buddhism on April 8, as a way of that in a single voice Buddhism has resonance in the world and that humanity can put their eyes on the teachings of the Buddha so necessary in these times. For this we are inviting the different organizations that are Join these efforts and we can celebrate that day with joy and rejoicing, together we can be an expression of the Buddha Dhamma and that every time, more people benefit from the teaching of the Buddha. The meeting will take place at the headquarters of the Community Center of Caracas in urbanization El Marqués, we are inviting representatives of different religions, and members of Buddhist Sanghas of other Branches and general public. We will have ceremony and the traditional bath of the budding Buddha decorated between flowers, which is bathed with a sweet Tea. Tradition indicates that when Buddha was born it rained Amacha (Tea of ​​Hortencias). As usual, at the end we will have a share, we thank you bring something that will be the offerings. With our best wishes Rev. Marina ShinJi Tirado Zen Nun Director of Zen Center Bodaishin Rev. Winston Velazco Zen Monk President of the IEBH HOUR : arrival 10.30 a.m. ceremony 11 a.m. It is appreciated to arrive at the specific time, we will be until 2.00 pm. Address: Community Center of Caracas Av Romulo Gallego, El Marqués Shopping Center, 2nd floor The North Marques . IMPORTANT  Please confirm attendance.


Rev. William E. Swing
Founder and President of URI
I presented

Dear Reverend

On behalf of all the members of the CC for the Dialogue of Caracas,
Venezuela we want to congratulate you for being selected within the
six Finalists for the distinction of VISIONARY OF THE YEAR by San
Francisco Chronicle.

It is a distinction that fills the entire URI family with pride and is
an immense merit for the great network of peace, fraternity and
healing that unites all the members of the United Religions

We send all our support and we continue in our commitment to bet for a
better and peaceful world.

with our best wishes

Rev. Marina Shinji Tirado
Zen Nun
President of Zen Center Bodaishin
Coordinator of the CC for Dialogue
Caracas, Venezuela.






Dear Rev. Swing, receive my congratulations for your nomination as VISIONARY OF THE YEAR. I am honored to belong to the URI family, a family that you started and that we hope to continue expanding throughout the world.

Adriana Reyes

Caracas Venezuela





Dear Reverend Bishop William Edwin Swing - President of UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVE (URI)

His first thought and his latest thought have fueled the world with the fruits of the love of a new-born religiosity of universal understanding of a single Father of us all. We accompany him and he has our support, which we have provided from the founding of URI and its beginnings in Brazil.

Sabino Souza Hüttner - The URANTIA BOOK - UNISOES - URI

Susana Hüttner Palaia - The URANTIA BOOK - UNISOES - URI

São Paulo, Brazil



It is a great joy to be able to experience such good news. I, as a member of this beautiful community for several years, and today as a URI Multiregion member, am very emotional to express my admiration for this nomination. These are times when more than ever I feel on the right path.

Francisco Morales

Baraza member, URI Multiregion

Cosmic Comunity Cooperation Circle

Aymara Indigenous Nation 




10 support messages to Rev. William here


Dear URI Community. Our Community extends our support and congratulations to the Rev. William E. Swing, who is one of the six finalists for the VISIONARY OF THE YEAR distinction, for the Chronicle of San Francisco. Our Reverend E.Swing, a great visionary who has called on Indigenous Peoples to enter into dialogue with the world's religions. A relevant fact that caused a strong impact on our Peoples, because it came to heal wounds and fulfill ancestral dreams of Peace and understanding among Indigenous Peoples, Religions and Spiritual Expressions.

May Peace prevail on Mother Earth.

May Peace prevail on Mother Earth.

Rosalìa Gutierrez

CCs. Of Indigenous Peoples of Argentina.

South America.


Dear Brother William Swing I am very excited that you are one of those selected among the candidates for recognition as the Visionary Man, because he speaks very well of what it means to be part of URI. I want to wish you to be the Distinguished person as Visionary of the year 2018. For me, as an indigenous woman it will be like distinguishing the struggle for justice, the healing of Mother Nature for there to be Peace in the world.

Congratulations for your great vision and that is the best.

Sofia Painiqueo Tragnolao

Global Trustee URI AL & C


It is an honor for us to be part of the URI family. Our congratulations to Bishop William Swing for being the person who had the vision to propose the encounter, from heart to heart, between human beings of different beliefs, and that gave rise to URI, in order to build peace in the world.

Arieh Sztokman

CC School of Love, Argentina





Caracas / Venezuela, March 28, 2018

Dear William, When news like this arrives in my life, with an emotional and spiritual charge, I confirm that we are on the right path that leads to the proximity of the supreme being. Each work, each step, each seed that you have sown, today is distributed throughout the world and manifests itself in those who have given you in some way continuity to the task of fighting and promoting peace in the world. Today URI celebrates. Today, we celebrate your brothers. Receive from Venezuela, my native country, a fraternal embrace full of blessings and deep admiration before such a nomination, for your magnificent spiritual work. ANGELO


Dear Reverend William E. Swing, receive from the Quinaroa Cooperation Circle our words of Admiration, Appreciation for your work and contribution to the great URI family, people with an integrating soul like yours are what we need to continue contributing to improve our conditions of life, also so that the voices of our ancestors continue to permeate the world today, because civilizations would work better if we did not forget the words of the elders, if we worked under experience. His soul has a look that goes beyond the limits of the possible, so he has made his dreams realities by creating strong bonds between the different thoughts that govern the world today. You at one time in your life had that dream, planned it and got people who had the same concern, so you have the vision of an eagle, you have the ability to see between the spiritual and the earthly, which leads you to unite these two worlds and make it an instrument that serves millions of people. Thank you very much and congratulations. That you are already a Great Visionary of the world.

From the CC Quinaroa receive our best wishes for well-being, love, happiness and strength, that nature continue to guide their steps and lighting the way with more people willing to continue working for noble causes.

Yelitza Rangel Gutiérrez
CC Quinaroa
Lagunillas-Mérida, Venezuela