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 >

Community Dialogue Handbook: A Guide for Facilitating Community Engagement (2018)

Developed in the context of our work in Myanmar. Also available in Burmese, Shan, & Kachin (Jingpaw)

Direct download of PDF.


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:

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Dialogue Stories

Insights from Dialogue Experts In the Field

Conversations we hosted in 2021

Setting Standards for Peacebuilding Practice in the United States

As part of the National Day of Dialogue on January 5, 2022, we joined Alliance for Peacebuilding as a panelist on their webinar. We discussed how to ensure peacebuilding programming in the United States follows principles that integrate conflict risk and evaluate effectiveness.

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