Dialogues across deep divides
The skillful use of facilitated, structured dialogue allows people on either side of conflict to discover their shared hopes and goals, and nurture authentic partnerships across divides to develop solutions. The practice of dialogue is central to nearly all Karuna Center programs.
Dialogue can have a deeply transformative impact on participants who have become alienated from each other by past intergroup violence, or who have been subjected to dehumanizing stereotypes and misperceptions. The mutual understanding and commitment among dialogue participants emerges as a foundation upon which broader outreach, advocacy, and community-building initiatives can be built.