Noticias de URIALC

CONGRATULATIONS Rev. William E. Swing!

 

Founder and president of URI, Rev. William E. Swing, has been elected as one of six finalists for the VISIONARY distinction of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, a newspaper in San Francisco, U.S.A. Next week, the winner will be announced. This nomination is a great honor for Bishop Swing and for URI. It is encouraging that so many people, even those who have never heard of URI before, are realizing our work and the impact URI is having on our world.

 

We are gathering messages of congratulations and encouragement for Bishop Swing. Let him know that he has our support and commitment, and that we are people who come together all over the world in search of peace, justice and healing. Include your voice as follows:

 

1) Record a short video clip (30 seconds or less) (on your phone) congratulating Bill on his nomination and expressing his support for URI. Include the name of your city and country. Send your video to Gaea Denker at gdenker@uri.org.

 

2) Send an email to gdenker@uri.org to set up a ZOOM call where your video message can be recorded for Bill.

 

3) Write a short message and send it by email to gdenker@uri.org. Include a photo of you, and indicate your city and country.

 

Collect the emails and video around the world and give it to the Bishop Swing displaying them on the website URI so that everyone can see our strong and vibrant global community.

 

 

By Adriana Reyes

 

The Guna are an indigenous people that is located in Panama and Colombia. In guna language, they call themselves dule, which means "person". In the city of Panama there is a Mukua Cooperation Circle that belongs to URI AL & C, formed by indigenous Guna or Kuna, who work for a culture of peace and interreligious dialogue. In recent years, CC members have reinforced their work with Women, managing to empower them and pass on the art of making Molas (a traditional textile art form) from generation to generation.

Molas are made entirely by hand using, several layers (usually 2 to 7) of different colors are sewn together. The design is then formed by cutting different parts of each layer. The edges of the layers are then sewn. The finer molas have an extremely fine stitching, in these cases, very small and thin needles are used. Molas can take from a few weeks to 6 months to make, depending on the complexity of the design. The CC Mukua has as a project in development a Mola Fabric School in which they teach girls and young people how to make molas and other fabrics.

Last Saturday, March 17, a group of Gunas youth and children from the community (where the Mola Weaving School of CC Mukua works) that are dedicated to doing theater were presented and the granddaughter (the smallest girl in the whole group) Sister Fany Ávila, former Global Counselor and representative of CC Mukua made a declamation that tells the origin of the Guna People, which we wanted to share in this story.

 

By Adriana Reyes

 

The Guna are an indigenous people that is located in Panama and Colombia. In guna language, they call themselves dule, which means "person". In the city of Panama there is a Mukua Cooperation Circle that belongs to URI AL & C, formed by indigenous Guna or Kuna, who work for a culture of peace and interreligious dialogue. In recent years, CC members have reinforced their work with Women, managing to empower them and pass on the art of making Molas (a traditional textile art form) from generation to generation.

Molas are made entirely by hand using, several layers (usually 2 to 7) of different colors are sewn together. The design is then formed by cutting different parts of each layer. The edges of the layers are then sewn. The finer molas have an extremely fine stitching, in these cases, very small and thin needles are used. Molas can take from a few weeks to 6 months to make, depending on the complexity of the design. The CC Mukua has as a project in development a Mola Fabric School in which they teach girls and young people how to make molas and other fabrics.

Last Saturday, March 17, a group of Gunas youth and children from the community (where the Mola Weaving School of CC Mukua works) that are dedicated to doing theater were presented and the granddaughter (the smallest girl in the whole group) Sister Fany Ávila, former Global Counselor and representative of CC Mukua made a declamation that tells the origin of the Guna People, which we wanted to share in this story.

 

By Adriana Reyes

 

The Guna are an indigenous people that is located in Panama and Colombia. In guna language, they call themselves dule, which means "person". In the city of Panama there is a Mukua Cooperation Circle that belongs to URI AL & C, formed by indigenous Guna or Kuna, who work for a culture of peace and interreligious dialogue. In recent years, CC members have reinforced their work with Women, managing to empower them and pass on the art of making Molas (a traditional textile art form) from generation to generation.

Molas are made entirely by hand using, several layers (usually 2 to 7) of different colors are sewn together. The design is then formed by cutting different parts of each layer. The edges of the layers are then sewn. The finer molas have an extremely fine stitching, in these cases, very small and thin needles are used. Molas can take from a few weeks to 6 months to make, depending on the complexity of the design. The CC Mukua has as a project in development a Mola Fabric School in which they teach girls and young people how to make molas and other fabrics.

Last Saturday, March 17, a group of Gunas youth and children from the community (where the Mola Weaving School of CC Mukua works) that are dedicated to doing theater were presented and the granddaughter (the smallest girl in the whole group) Sister Fany Ávila, former Global Counselor and representative of CC Mukua made a declamation that tells the origin of the Guna People, which we wanted to share in this story.

 

By Adriana Reyes

 

The Guna are an indigenous people that is located in Panama and Colombia. In guna language, they call themselves dule, which means "person". In the city of Panama there is a Mukua Cooperation Circle that belongs to URI AL & C, formed by indigenous Guna or Kuna, who work for a culture of peace and interreligious dialogue. In recent years, CC members have reinforced their work with Women, managing to empower them and pass on the art of making Molas (a traditional textile art form) from generation to generation.

Molas are made entirely by hand using, several layers (usually 2 to 7) of different colors are sewn together. The design is then formed by cutting different parts of each layer. The edges of the layers are then sewn. The finer molas have an extremely fine stitching, in these cases, very small and thin needles are used. Molas can take from a few weeks to 6 months to make, depending on the complexity of the design. The CC Mukua has as a project in development a Mola Fabric School in which they teach girls and young people how to make molas and other fabrics.

Last Saturday, March 17, a group of Gunas youth and children from the community (where the Mola Weaving School of CC Mukua works) that are dedicated to doing theater were presented and the granddaughter (the smallest girl in the whole group) Sister Fany Ávila, former Global Counselor and representative of CC Mukua made a declamation that tells the origin of the Guna People, which we wanted to share in this story.

 

 

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM SALVADOR MARCH 2018

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Evangelical Ecuatorian Confraternity calls on the churches to join in prayer, reflection and action to participate in the activities that take place in the country, take advantage of the moment and do our part to transform the lives of women wherever they are.

We propose in these themes for reflection and action in the evangelical churches:

- Ensure that all girls and boys complete the cycle of primary and secondary education, which must be free, fair and of quality and produce relevant and effective school results.

-Promote all girls and all children to have access to early childhood care and development services and to quality pre-school education, so that they are prepared for primary education.

-Fight to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls around the world.

- Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual exploitation and other types of exploitation.

- Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, precocious and forced marriage and female mutilation.

-As Evangelical Ecuatorian Confraternity we encourage the churches to take advantage of this opportunity and to transform the momentum into action, to empower women in all contexts and especially in our congregations to fully develop.

Pastor Estuardo López

President of the Ecuatorian Evangelical Confraternity

Quito, Thursday 8 March 2018

 

style="color:#ffffff"Community work for conflict resolution

style="color:#ffffff"CC Haiti Interfaith Peace Initiative

style="color:#ffffff" By Adriana Reyes

style="color:#ffffff"CC Haiti Interfaith Peace Initiative members often work in the poorest community in Port-au-Prince. They hold meetings to unite the whole neighborhood that is always in conflict. On this occasion we took advantage of the carnival time to organize an evening of meeting called "zone of peace". This activity was carried out in 12 schools, located in 6 zones. Soccer games, dances and food are shared. A space for integration, dialogue and the construction of peace. Additionally, there was a conference whose central theme was conflict management. It was used to honor a local celebrity in football, who is seen as a role model for children and young people. Our CC believes that our youth needs a new model.

 

Event Title: Walking together: The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue as a Path to Understanding 
Organizer: URI Goias Cooperation Circle 
Your Name: Cláudia Regina Luz 
Your email: uri.brazil.mcc@gmail.com 
Country: Brazil 
Date: 28 Jan 2018 
Short Description: Interfaith walk and sacred practices sharing in one of the most beautiful and wellknown parks of Goiania. 
Start/end time: 10 am to 12 pm 
Venue: Areiao Park, Goiania, GO, Brazil 
Address: Av. Areiao, s/n - St. Pedro Ludovico, Goiania - GO - Brazil, 74820-370 
Event Details: It was a beautiful and harmonious walk in one of the most beautiful and well-known parks of Goiania. The goal was to bring together people from the most diverse faiths; spiritual, religious and non-religious traditions for friendly conversation and sharing of spiritual practices. At the end a sharing wheel of the sacred was made in which each one was able to speak, manifest his faith and share his experience.  Dances and songs of various religions were sung. Besides the people who went there for the walk, other people joined it on the way. It was beautiful. 
The impact of this activity was to bring together people from different denominations and to conclude that each one seeks peace, contentment, and solidarity with the suffering of human non-human beings. The participation of children brings us the hope of an egalitarian and unprejudiced world. 

 

 

Event Title: Meditation and Prayer Circle 
Organizer: Fé Menina URI Cooperation Circle 
Your Name: Marly de Almeida Pedra 
Your email: marlypedra@urusvati.org.br 
Country: Brazil 
Date: 05 Feb 2018 
Short Description: We are going to make a circle of prayers, meditations and sacred songs contributing to interfaith harmony. 
Start/end time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Venue: Brahma Kumaris World Organization – São Paulo 
Address: Rua Dona Germaine Buchard,589, Bairro Água branca, São Paulo-SP-Brazil 
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ECE8jSO58 (Portuguese with English subtitles) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW6WGhyzkwI (Portuguese with English subtitles) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCKe83vL7SA (Portuguese) 
https://www.facebook.com/casadasreligioesunidas/ 
 Event Details:  
The Fé Menina URI Cooperation Circle invited all religions, spiritual and indigenous groups and the public in general to make together a Circle of Meditations and Prayers on February 5, 2018, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week with the motto "The Planet is Sacred and wants Peace" and in accordance with the phrase "there will only be peace in the world if there is peace between religions". 
The brothers and sisters of the World Organization Brahma Kumaris welcomed us with a tasty snack. 


We began at 7.30 pm, with the welcome of the host organization representative, Juliana Vilarinho, who passed the lead to Marly Pedra, Fé Menina CC Coordinator. 
Each participant presented itself briefly, we talked about the purpose of that meeting. 
We presented the Proclamation Letter "The Planet is Sacred and it wants Peace" - all taking care of the sustainable common house (www.casadasreligioesunidas.com.br) initiative of the United Religions Initiative and the House of the United Religions for adhesion and electronic signature, initiated in 01 Feb 2018. 
Then we had a wheel of meditations and prayers, including sacred songs. 
Moments of rare Beauty, Harmony and Brotherhood. 
At 9:00 p.m. we finished with a moment of fraternization and brotherhood and a snack was offered again. 
At this moment we recorded testimonials of each leadership on "What is the value of the World Interfaith Harmony Week for you and your institution". 
 
For the general public the energy generated was of very positive impact with joy for the opportunity of the meeting and respect for the participation of diverse religions in favor of harmony and peace; some were moved by tears. There was a lot of receptivity. 
Awareness of the interfaith network that took notice of the event through messages. 
The present Interreligious Community, sensitized by the vibration, with the clarity that that vibration generated by the loving union united with others for the cooperation of the interreligious harmony, declared willingness to hold other meetings of similar format. 
To me it has especially impacted me strongly (it is challenging to put into words), by the strong feeling of unity, of love, and that we are one family and love nature; we commit ourselves to celebrate the union, to honor and to take care of the Life on the planet and of the reinvigoration of the union and attraction of other Institutions! 
And we are going to perform this rhythmic activity every 3 months. 
 

 

 

style="color:#ffffff"style="color:#ffffff"The CCM CIR (Circle of Cooperation Multiple Regional Indigenous Council) we request to spread the following denunciation: A Q'eqchi 'community leader from Alta Verapaz who defends the Q'eqchi's territory and environment is detained for the second time in Gutemala. The elites are the ones with the most rights to destroy our natural resources and spokespersons like Brother Bernardo Caal Xol are political prisoners.

style="color:#ffffff"style="color:#ffffff"Executive Committee CCMCIR

style="color:#ffffff"style="color:#ffffff"Luisa Pereira, CC MOPSyC – Argentina

style="color:#ffffff"style="color:#ffffff" Mateo Choc, CC APEM – Guatemala

style="color:#ffffff"style="color:#ffffff" Tupakusi Hugo Cordero C, CC Qhana Uta - Bolivia

 

 

 

style="color:#ffffff"March 8, 2018

style="color:#ffffff"In Honor of International Women’s Day

style="color:#ffffff"URI-WOMEN’S INTERFAITH NETWORK (WIN-URI CC) PROPOSES INCREASED EQUALITY IN GENDER REPRESENTATION IN TRUSTEE SELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

style="color:#ffffff"Background and Proposal:

style="color:#ffffff"URI Charter Principle # 8.  We practice equitable participation of women and men in all aspects of the URI.

style="color:#ffffff"This election cycle for URI Trustees offers the opportunity to put Principle #8 into action!  This Principle makes it very important for URI, as the world’s largest grassroots interfaith organization, to actively support and encourage women’s leadership and participation in elections.  

style="color:#ffffff"WIN-URI CC proposes that URI consider ways to ensure that there is at least one woman and one youth elected or appointed as a trustee in each region.  There is also the hope that the male-female ratio be as equal as possible on the entire Global Council.

style="color:#ffffff"As the elections in Africa, Asia, Europe, and SEAPac are about to happen, WIN- URI strongly suggests that each region consider how they can promote the involvement of women in this process.  The total percentage of current women nominees for Global Trustees are Africa 48%, Asia 31%, Europe 33%. and SEAPac 20%.

style="color:#ffffff"WIN-URI CC encourages each Region to assure equal responsibility to women and men Global Trustees for decision-making and policy planning on Regional Leadership Teams.

style="color:#ffffff"In honor of 2018 Women’s Day, WIN-URI CC invites CCs world-wide to promote and to elect, as much as possible, a balanced leadership of both women and men, as we move toward a future filled with the justice and harmony we have long endeavored to establish.

 

CC School of Love, Argentina

Arieh Sztokman

B'nai B'rith and the JUPÁ Foundation invite you to join the global movement to do good. In this opportunity worldwide, the Day of Good Actions (DBA) is scheduled for April 15, 2018.

The activities for the DBA that have been done by each of the organizations of the Jewish Community in Panama have caused a great impact and have transmitted messages of unity and unity at the national level.

We want to invite you to continue with this beautiful cause. With your participation we will make this next experience even more pleasant.

We encourage you to extend this invitation to the members of your organizations, to the students, faculty, administrators and parents of the different schools of the community so that they can begin to plan the good actions that they will carry out.

Soon we will be contacting you to know your good deed.

For any information you require you can contact the offices of B'nai B'rith bbrithpanama@gmail.com Tel: +507 2264165 or visit our website www.buenasaccionespty.com

We are at your disposal for any information,

We have your good deed!

 

Women of Faith

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Wednesday, March 7 - 7pm. We invite you to a meeting aimed at exploring the historical and future perspective of women in the three main monotheistic religions, led by Marisa Bergman, Maria Eugenia Crespo and Nancy Falcón, members of the Puentes Builders Program.

FREE ENTRANCE
Collaborating with new school supplies for school support provided by the San Ignacio de Loyola dining room.

HEADQUARTERS
The Abbey, Gorostiaga 1908, Belgrano.