Participate in the National Day of Dialogue: Jan. 5, 2022

Peacebuilding organizations throughout the United States are coming together to collaborate on a day filled with content and events, led by the Ideos Institute. Workshops, discussions, a documentary premiere, and other resources will be aimed at transcending division and polarization. The entire day is free and open for people on every side of any issue.

View & Register for National Day of Dialogue Events

Setting Standards for Peacebuilding Practice in the United States

As part of the National Day of Dialogue, we’ll be joining Alliance for Peacebuilding on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 3:00pm EST for a webinar exploring how to ensure peacebuilding programming in the United States follows principles that integrate conflict risk and evaluate effectiveness.

The webinar will include Polly Byers, Executive Director of Karuna Center; Tim Philips, CEO and Founder of Beyond Conflict; Liz Hume, Acting CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding and Board Member at Karuna Center; Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik, Senior Director of Learning and Evaluation at Alliance for Peacebuilding; and Theo Sitther, Senior Fellow at Alliance for Peacebuilding. 

Register for Jan. 5 Webinar

Dialogue Training Guides from Karuna Center

The practice of dialogue is central to nearly all Karuna Center programs. The mutual understanding and commitment built among dialogue participants serves as a foundation for broader outreach, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. Learn more about Karuna Center’s past & present programs that incorporate dialogue >

Peacebuilding in Divided Communities: Karuna Center's Approach to Training (2012)

See Ch. 3: Intercommunal Dialogue

Also available in Arabic (abridged)

You will be asked to provide an email address to complete the download.



A sampling of resources from amazing work being done in many communities across the United States—made publicly available by various organizations noted below. This list draws partly from a list of resources curated by Hands Across the Hills.

Practical guides:

Important research to inform the work:

Dialogue Stories

Insights from Dialogue Experts In the Field

Conversations we hosted in 2021

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