May 19, 2010

Hot Helps United Religions Initiative Foster Global Peace

Hot Studio is happy to announce our role in the redesign of the new website for United Religions Initiative (URI), an important international organization we are proud to have collaborated with. You can check it out the results here.

URI, which was founded in 2000, is committed to ending religiously motivated violence around the world through interfaith cooperation. It accomplishes its mission through Cooperation Circles—local or virtual groups located in more than 65 countries and comprising people from more than 100 faiths and traditions. The Cooperation Circles exchange reports with each other on how they are deepening interfaith respect and creating cultures of peace in their communities, thus encouraging further activism on this front.

URI asked us to help them achieve their mission through a better website. To that end, we helped them create effective online tools that would allow Cooperation Circles to easily share their stories with each other and site visitors. We also collaborated with URI on ways of better communicating on its site the organization’s wide reach and tremendous global impact in fostering peace on a grass-roots level. You can find out in more detail what we did here.

“At Hot, we enjoy partnering with Fortune-500 businesses, and are thrilled about helping to shape the experience design around emerging, exciting devices like the iPad,” said Maria Giudice, our CEO and founder. “But we equally love working with organizations such as URI whose work enriches our world in unbelievably meaningful ways.”

You can find out about the work we’ve done with other organizations similar to URI by clicking on the names below:

Architecture for Humanity
Once Upon a School
Omidyar Network