Across all Borders


An old friend and colleague, Charles Gibbs, has published a new website with the intent to

“promote peace, compassion, justice and healing in our world”

Until his recent retirement, Charles was the founding director of the United Religions Initiative.  URI is a NGO with consulting status at the United Nations with emphasis on peacemaking (URI’s mission is, in part, “to end religiously-motivated violence. . . as a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world”).  While URI doesn’t seem to have any specifically Secular representation, their efforts seem to include many Humanist principles (and the Interfaith Youth Core that actively includes Agnostics and Atheists).

I wish Charles all the best in his active retirement (!) and admire his connections around the world.  I’m sure we wouldn’t agree on some faith issues, but we could certainly work together when it comes to compassion, justice, peace and building relationships across all borders.

Visit Charles’ new website and see what you think.


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