Putting Dialogue to Work for Climate Justice

Over the past two years, Karuna Center has been co-facilitating Transforming the Conversation on Carbon Pricing (TCCP), housed at the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ). In this unique initiative, a range of climate justice activists and policy...

Brief Report From A Farmer-Herder Dialogue

We just got an uplifting report from our colleague Imam Sani Isah, who is a core team member of our Protecting Our Communities initiative in Nigeria! After months of preparation, including training for new facilitators, the project team led a pilot dialogue between...

Adapting our peacebuilding work to a changing world

Over the past several months, we—like everyone—have been adjusting and readjusting our work to a constantly changing context. The political and social dynamics that fuel violent conflict have not faded away as the pandemic has spread. Instead, new challenges to...

Introducing Polly Byers as our Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Polly Byers has accepted the position of Karuna Center’s Executive Director! Polly has spent the past three decades working both within and outside of government channels to support peacebuilding practices and to increase local...

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...

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