Preparing a farmer-herder peacebuilding initiative in Benin

  Throughout our work, we have found that the outcome of a dialogue-based project depends on the preparation done by and with the communities involved. In this brief check-in with Karuna program manager Troy Caruana, we wanted to share a glimpse into that...

We Need a #CeasefireNow in Gaza

  Based in our commitment to peacebuilding—and our work with Palestinian and Israeli peacebuilders over a span of 20 years—we join the growing call for a #CeasefireNOW and an end to the attack on Gaza. We continue to believe that—as our Israeli and Palestinian...

Dialogue Forums: Highlighting Community Success

There is a question we often reflect upon, in our work in areas affected by violent conflict: How do we build up from community dialogues—and amplify community voices—to support social change for lasting peace?The Protecting Our Communities Initiative, in...

Event Highlights: The Power of Dialogue

We are glad so many members of our local community in Western Massachusetts could join us on June 11 for our event, Bringing the Lessons Home: The Power of Dialogue, Locally and Globally. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on our work...

Celebrating Mother’s Day as Peacebuilders

As many of you may know, Mother’s Day was originally conceived of as a day of peace to honor mothers who had lost sons and husbands in the Civil War. Forty years before it became a national holiday, Julia Ward Howe, a prominent American abolitionist, feminist,...

Partnering with Schools to Prevent Violence and Hate

Schools are at the center of conflicts that affect the safety and wellbeing of youth, families, and communities across the United States. As the nation becomes more politically polarized, and the youth mental health crisis continues, young people are at greater...

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.   Frontline communities have invaluable insight into emerging,...

Making Space for Peace Action in Myanmar

  Our project in Myanmar, Watering the Banyan Tree, is drawing to a close 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 crackdown on...

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