No peace without racial justice

We feel like this is important to say right now: There can be no true peace in a world where Black lives are devalued and Black voices are not respected. Reaffirming that Black lives matter is an act of love. It is an act of caring for each other. The struggle...

Coming together

For #GivingTuesdayNow, May 5, we are helping to lift up stories where people have come together during times of threat and loss. The task of bringing people together across divides, to create stronger communities, is a matter of survival during this pandemic—just...

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 has been a lot of talk within the U.S. about meeting COVID-19 on a "wartime footing"—but what would a peacebuilding footing mean? The spread of the virus is both revealing our interdependence, and exposing the divides among us. Our responses can either lead...

Three Bosnian War Commanders, working together for peace

Last week, the powerful story of three former Bosnian War commanders was highlighted in a Reuters article and printed in The New York Times. Over the past year, these three veterans have been collaborating with Karuna Center to share their story in communities...

Reaching Across Painful Ethnic Divides in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Though the Bosnian War ended almost 25 years ago, its unhealed wounds continue to define ethnic divides in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. Even though there is not an imminent threat of return to mass violence, Bosnians who lived through the conflict are telling us...

Community-Based Solutions for Climate-Related Stresses

In Nigeria, farmer-herder conflict is at times deadlier than the Boko Haram insurgency. And although farmers and herders identify with different ethnicities and religions, a core driver of the conflict is a reduction in usable land—as climate change dries the West...

Sokolac: City of Peace

Amra Pandžo, Karuna Center's Bosnia Country Director, wrote these reflections after a public film screening held as part of Project STaR (Social Transformation and Reconciliation). We recently began this project together with 4 organizations in Bosnia and...

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...

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