WE BRIDGE DIVIDES to BUILD SUSTAINABLE PEACE

We work across deep divides to develop mutual understanding, interrupt cycles of violence, and foster reconciliation.

What We do

Our Areas of Focus

Dialogue Across Deep Divides

The skillful use of facilitated, structured dialogue to develop mutual understanding.

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Building Inclusive Governance

Peace requires support from political and economic structures.

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Healing and Reconciliation

Community-based peacebuilding practices to rebuild a sense of trust and safety.

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Preventing Violent Extremism

Reducing community vulnerability and strengthening resilience.

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Support Our Work

The Karuna Center is 25!

All of the violence prevention initiatives we have put in place over the past 25 years exist because of Karuna Center’s donors.​

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What’s New

#PeaceTakesCourage

What does it mean to stand up for peace? These are stories of people we’ve met through our programs, who’ve taken brave risks to stop violence.

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

I used to be a dangerous person.” Learn how our current work is changing lives & influencing policy.

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Featured Stories

Peace Takes Courage

During our 25th year, we’ve been sharing photos and stories of a few of the courageous peacebuilders we have partnered with around the world. Some have summoned the inner strength to reach across divides; some have put themselves in danger to protect others during...

A Story of Forgiveness from Bugesera

Karuna Center Peacebuilding Associate Seth Karamage shared these reflections after a meeting of a community Dialogue Club in Bugesera district, where he has been mentoring new dialogue facilitators as part of our Healing Our Communities program in Rwanda.

Our Gratitude toward Rwandan Youth

Today we would like to share our gratitude for the incredible generosity of the Youth Champions in the Healing Our Communities program—who give help, hope, and inspiration in their communities and beyond. The Youth Champions are a powerful force for change as Rwanda...

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