The Charter of the United Religions Initiative was signed in June 2000. Today URI has 185 Cooperation Circles in 46 countries networked with each other and jointly committed to promote daily, enduring interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the Earth and all living beings. Qualifications for becoming a URI circle include having at least seven people from at least three faith traditions who are committed to the URI Charter. For more information about URI, go to www.uri.org. Paul Chaffee, whose account of the August 18-25, 2002 URI Global Assembly follows, is contact person for the Interfaith Center at the Presidio Cooperation Circle in San Francisco. He can be reached at email@example.com.