Cooperative Solutions to Mitigate Climate Crisis

The climate crisis is compounding the effects of global inequality. As these hardships increase, impacted communities could be further marginalized—at a time when their contributions are most needed. Community leaders have invaluable insight into emerging, complex...

Making Space for Peace Action in Myanmar

  Our project in Myanmar, Watering the Banyan Tree, is drawing to a close this fall after two years. We are amazed by how much the project team has accomplished during such a difficult time. A military coup in February 2021 quickly developed into a violent...

Art + creative action for peace

  The arts can play a vital role in healing and building connections, which is why we try to incorporate different forms of the expressive arts in our peacebuilding programs. They can play a critical role in helping heal and nurture the human spirit,...

Uniting with Courage and Creativity Against Violence in Myanmar

By Daniela Westphal Huber, Program Manager It takes courage to speak up against violence and doubly so when your country is ruled by a repressive military regime. In Myanmar, over 100 people answered the call, traveling from seven different villages in northern...

Transforming Conflict Between Farmers and Herders

By Daniel Orth, Senior Program Manager, Karuna Center On the surface, they way a conflict begins may appear simple: A farmer returns home to discover that his entire field of corn has been eaten and trampled under-hoof. Gone is the food for his family and the seed...

Honor the True Origins of Mother’s Day

Did you know that the celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States began as a call for a "Mother's Day for Peace?" After witnessing the bloodshed of the U.S. Civil War, women leaders called for mothers worldwide to unite:  “Arise, then… women of this day!...

Building Sustainable Peace this Earth Day

  This Earth Day, the world is bearing witness to yet another devastating war that is entwined with our global dependency on fossil fuels. Petrochemical-powered wars are destroying communities and accelerating climate change. The future of our societies and...

Honoring Paula Green

December 16, 1937 - February 21, 2022Celebration of Paula Green's Life Sunday, July 17, 20222:00 - 4:00 pmMontague Retreat Center (Montague, MA, USA) WATCH RECORDINGThe Karuna Center community joins friends worldwide in honoring the amazing life and legacy of Dr....

Standing with Women Peacebuilders

The recognition of women's rights is core to building peace. Nations with greater gender equality generally enjoy greater peacefulness—but when gender-based violence and discrimination are common, conflicts easily fall into a downward spiral. Supporting women as...

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