Karuna Connectors is a drop-in group, open to everyone, that meets every other month (on Zoom) to connect & learn about transformative, nonviolent solutions to conflict in communities worldwide. These events are without obligation, but with opportunities to learn about and support our peacebuilding projects. 

Thank you to all who joined us on September 20! Our next Karuna Connectors is to-be-announced, in November 2022.


National Conference on Farmer-Herder Relations in Nigeria

August 10, 2022
9:30am – 2:00 pm West Africa Time (WAT)
In-person in Abuja; or attend virtually

Over the past three years, Karuna Center has collaborated with Neem Foundation on the Protecting Our Communities Initiative, designed to tackle the drivers of farmer-herder clashes in Nigeria. The joint program has established a range of community-based processes to resolve and prevent conflict and improve civilian security. To date, over 200 incidents that could have sparked broader conflict have been resolved, and opposing parties have found common ground in dialogues held at the community to state level.

To promote and sustain peace in Nigeria, the Nigerian government’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Neem Foundation, and Karuna Center for Peacebuilding have jointly embarked on a strategic partnership aimed at consolidating and solidifying these gains made on farmer-herder relations. To this end, we held a National Conference on Farmer-Herder Relations in Nigeria in Abuja. The objective of the conference was to bring together both governmental and developmental sector experts, share lessons learnt on farmer-herder relations, review successes and profit from other African partners’ experience.

Documentary available soon

Erasure and Restoration: An Exploration of Past and Present in the Kwinitekw Valley’s Indigenous Communities

2020 was the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing in Wampanoag territory in 1620. Through events and working groups facilitated by Native people and non-Native allies, this series worked to analyze the meaning and process of relationship-building, reconciliation, land caretaking, memory, and inclusive curricula that explore Native histories, cultures, and lived experiences.

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Building Community Across Divides: Lessons from Far and Near

What can we learn from peace workers around the world who are using dialogue, mediation, and other community-based approaches to heal divides and interrupt cycles of violence?

Drawing on Karuna Center’s partnerships in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Nigeria, as well as promising efforts in the US, this virtual talk & discussion series highlighted creative, innovative, and successful responses to conflict that are building community and supporting lasting peace.

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