We bridge divides to build sustainable peace.
Dec. 10: Human Rights Day - Valley Gives Day
At the heart of our work, we build connections—authentic relationships—for mutual survival. Our programs and collaborations with local partners lead people to identify the roots of the conflicts that divide them, develop 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.
Civil wars, political instability, and environmental challenges are an increasing threat to human security across the globe. Our current work in places including Israel/Palestine, Senegal, Pakistan, and the Central African Republic address problems that do not stop at national borders. We engage people at all levels of society, from grassroots communities to the halls of parliament, to build alternatives to violent movements that threaten our mutual security.
Our local Western Massachusetts initiatives reflect the values and skills that we have developed from our work with international partners. We are currently working in the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke, Massachusetts to empower youth with nonviolent conflict transformation skills. We are also partnering with a local Muslim-led organization, Critical Connections, to address divides between Muslim and non-Muslim people in Western Massachusetts.
Your donation allows us to both continue our work in conflict zones across the globe, and build bridges between communities here at home.
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