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

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

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Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding: stopping gender-based violence in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

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Our work to bring together Sri Lankan religious leaders: uniting communities divided by 26 years of civil war

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

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Coalition-building workshop among women leaders in Juba, South Sudan

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

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Kosovo peacebuilding program with Karuna Center founder Paula Green

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

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

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Pakistan peacebuilding program

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Senegal peacebuilding program: bringing voices from civil society to peace negotiations

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Senegal peacebuilding program: rebel leaders engage in training for dialogue and nonviolent communication

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

Karuna Center works in partnership with communities and organizations worldwide to address the causes and consequences of violent conflict. We develop and implement innovative strategies for conflict transformation and community reconciliation in societies where ethnic, religious, sectarian, or political conflict threatens the possibility of a healthy, inclusive democracy and sustainable development.

At the heart of our work, we build connections—authentic relationships—for mutual survival. Our programs lead people to identify the roots of the conflicts that divide them, develop mutual understanding, and collaborate to problem-solve, adapt, and innovate. We discover that even in communities torn apart by violence, finding peace is possible—and necessary, to meet the collective challenges we face.

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 in allowing us to continue our work in emerging programs such as these.


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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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