Bishop William Swing, founder of the United Religions Initiative (URI), was profiled in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on December 26:
The idea for United Religions Initiative came about in 1993, when Swing was asked to host at Grace Cathedral the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
“I said, ‘Sure,’ and went to bed that night thinking the nations of the world have met every day for 50 years, yet the religions of the world have not spoken. So I figured if there is a United Nations, there has to be a United Religions.”
Read the rest of the article at the San Francisco Chronicle.