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

Coming together

For #GivingTuesdayNow, May 5, we are helping to lift up stories where people have come together during times of threat and loss.

Why Earth Day matters right now

The pandemic is hitting hard in communities on the frontline of climate change. In our best moments now, we are learning how to act out of concern for our common future.

Facing the pandemic with a peacebuilding stance

There’s been talk in the U.S. about adopting a “wartime footing,” but is that what’s truly needed to meet the challenges of these times?

© Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
447 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 USA
PHONE: +1 413.256.3800

Registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization