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...

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. The...

Lifting Women’s Voices in Madagascar

This International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the accomplishments of participants in the Lifting Women’s Voices, Lifting Our Communities project. Though this was a relatively small-scale initiative, it is having an impact—reflecting the collective power and...

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...

Karuna in Myanmar: Building Tolerance

Our Karuna Myosae program works in six project sites throughout Myanmar (formerly Burma) to reduce vulnerability to religious conflict. The name Karuna Myosae was created by our partners in Myanmar. It means “seeds of compassion,” and the message that program...

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