The Abbey of HOPE (Hands Of Peace Extended) is a interfaith cooperation circle based in Portland, Maine. It is organized and guided by the principles of the United Religions Initiative (URI), a direct outcome of the United Nations call for interreligious cooperation. We gather to promote, encourage and facilitate interfaith understanding through fellowship, collaborative programming and service.

The heart of the Abbey is Peace. HOPE does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, ability, gender, marital status, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.