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Envisioning Peace: The United Religions Initiative

Our distinguished panel will discuss the United Religions Initiative (URI), which was begun by Bishop William Swing in 1993 after he was invited by the United Nations (UN) to hold a large interfaith service to mark the UN’s 50th anniversary. The URI envisions a world at peace sustained by a global grassroots interfaith network (known as cooperation circles) that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences.

MLF Organizer Name: Celia Menczel

MLF: Middle East

In association with the San Francisco Interfaith Council

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The Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian Jr.
Executive Director, United Religions Initiative
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Rita Semel
First Global Chair, United Religions Initiative
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The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing (Ret.)
Founder and President, United Religions Initiative
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Michael Pappas
Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council—Moderator