Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka: Children play at an interfaith camp, one of the many programs stemming from Karuna's work.

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Ken Williams leads a workshop for students at the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke

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Peacebuilding program in Kabul, Afghanistan -- "Securing Afghanistan: Women's Vital Contributions"

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Dr. Sohail Hashmi on the topic of Jihad vs. Just War, as part of Karuna's Bridging Muslim/Non-Muslim Divides Series

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Our interfaith dialogue workshops led to many community reconciliation projects after Sri Lanka's civil war.

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Karuna founder Paula Green leading a workshop with Nepali women political leaders

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Building Palestinians' skills in conflict management, social change, youth leadership and organizational development

Karuna Center works in partnership with communities and organizations worldwide to address the causes and consequences of violent conflict.

We seek to heal the severe wounds in societies where ethnic, religious, sectarian, or political conflict threatens the well-being and human rights of those in the region.The Karuna Center develops and implements innovative strategies for conflict transformation and community reconciliation in those difficult areas. We also promote the development of healthy, inclusive democracies.

At the heart of our work, we build connections—authentic relationships—for mutual survival. Our programs and collaberations with local partners lead people to identify the roots of the conflicts that divide them, develop mutual understanding, and come together to construct a shared future. We discover that even in communities torn apart by violence, finding peace is possible—and necessary.

This year, Karuna Center worked with more than 2,500 people through local & regional initiatives to end cycles of violence and work across divides to create solutions to seemingly impossible problems.

Locally, we are currently working with the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke to empower youth with nonviolent conflict transformation skills, as well as with Critical Connections to address divides between Muslim and non-Muslim people in Massachusetts. Your Valley Gives donations are greatly appreciated, and allow us to both continue our work in conflict zones across the globe, and build bridged between communities close to home.


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Organization Information

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
447 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Phone
(413) 256-3800

Web
http://www.karunacenter.org

Mission
Karuna Center works in partnership with communities and organizations worldwide to address the causes and consequences of violent conflict.

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