The URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide is produced by the United Religions Initiative (URI). This is a teaching resource for educators, trainers and interfaith groups who are committed to building cultures of peace. The collection of over 50 varied lesson ideas seeks to deepen an individual’s faith, understanding, and commitment and to build constructive, long-lasting community relationships. The Guide is designed for those who are new to interfaith as well as for established interfaith groups that want to sharpen their skills in nurturing interfaith understanding and in taking action. The lessons combine conflict-transformation methods with positive change approaches, for example, Appreciative Inquiry.
This manual was developed to help people understand the causes and consequences of local conflict and to alert people to faith-based resources that are available to peace-builders. The main thrust of the manual involves the viewing of and discussion about two films that focus on conflict-transformation in Kenya and Nigeria.
These 10 guidelines are very helpful for individuals, interfaith groups and congregations that are committed to building interfaith relationships in a local community.
The music and visual effects of this interactive presentation make it very useful for both students and teachers of world religions. Each slide of the 13 religions contains a brief overview of the featured religion as well as a Golden Rule statement and prayer from that tradition. Creative teachers will find lots of effective ways to use this presentation.
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in New York City, USA features training programs and education resources that promote religious diversity in schools, the workplace and health care environments. The Peacemaker in Action Network is at the heart of Tanenbaum’s work in conflict resolution/transformation.
This resource enables teachers and their students to approach topics related to various faiths and diverse ways of life. And to do it in a nuanced way, without shying away from difficult or controversial questions. This toolkit consists of a series of guidelines on how to talk about sensitive issues respectfully while encouraging people to ask questions and remain open and curious.
This collection of best practices was inspired by a North American weekend camp experience for the Middle East Public Peace Process. Some titles of the many activities that are outlined: “Body Outlines” “Perspective Squares”, “Legacies – An Experience of Dialogue”, “Masks and Culture”, “Pandora’s Box: Difficult Issues”, “Identity with the Land”.
This information kit enables Australians to start a multifaith network in their local area. The introduction outlines why it is necessary to build multifaith networks across Australia. A “How-to-do-it” section outlines numerous activities that can be organized by local multifaith networks. Also included is a local-to-global listing of interfaith organizations, resources and websites.