That what you are looking for, is looking for you - URI Europe Proverb for June 2015 and 15 th anniversary

Maybe this month's proverb was also on the mind of URI's founders when they started developing the vision of a worldwide interfaith network and invited people to join. Five years later, in 2000, the United Religions Initiative (URI) was born. And now, 20 years later, it has spread to almost 700 member organisations in over 80 countries.

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This month is URI global's anniversary month: on June 26, 2000, URI was officially founded in Pittsburgh.
And in the Europe region, URI Europe was officially registered as international NGO in Belgium in the year 2001. 

So these years 2015 and 2016 hold celebratory moments for us :)

Please celebrate with us. - If you want to give URI an anniversary gift, please dedicate an interfaith activity to URI between now and 2016. And let us know.

We want to work in partnership with all good-willed, sincere people, interfaith activists for peace, justice and healing. If you are interested in joining the network, be welcome -  please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us.

That what you are looking for, is looking for you.

That which gets attention, grows.

What you think of as beautiful, true or full of purpose, unwillingly gets your attention. You think about what the inner voice of your heart tells you. That is how dreams are born that later become goals.

The power of the pure wish.

We should not underestimate them. When we express our wishes a vibration is released. When we make a movement 'to the outside', an 'inside' movement is created. When consciously I direct myself 'from me... to ', at the same time a movement can be felt ‘to me...from'. It seems as if the object of my longing opens, unfolds and makes itself known. That which I am looking for shows itself as something that is already there. Or maybe it is better to say: as something that 'presents' itself? Something that was already there but that because of my longing comes towards me.

When I look for the truth, I find the truth.

It seems that, when we entrust and deliver ourselves to a different, as yet unknown reality, it reveals itself to us in one way or another. The Russian philosopher Lev Sjestov went further into this entrusting when he wrote: "The determining factor of life is boldness".

When we dare to let go of familiar thoughts, the known world, the firm soil and our cut-and-dried securities by turning our attention consciously towards an as yet unknown reality, a new, more ultimate reality will meet us. There will be revealed that which we could not know, because it is not about 'understanding' in the classical sense of the word.

There the totally unknown, that which we think impossible - the ultimate- will stand up in its true stature and reveal itself.

May this work - and this network - continue to flourish, connect people, work in partnership with all good-willing activists and be a safe space for conversation and togetherness.

For URI Europe team and with gratitude for all the amazing Cooperation Circles doing interfaith work for peace, justice and healing around the globe.
May peace prevail on Earth!

Movement without a Name (MWN / BZN) CC and URI Europe wish to contribute to a better world in a substantial manner. We want to set an example and have therefore introduced the URI Europe proverbs. They are meant to inspire and spark conversation. You can subscribe to the URI Europe monthly proverbs for free. Click here to find out more.

Karimah Stauch (URI Europe coordinator)