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, 2022  The Karuna Center community joins friends worldwide in honoring the amazing life and legacy of Dr. Paula Green and sharing the deep sadness of the sudden loss of her presence in our lives. Paula founded Karuna Center for...

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...

The vital relationship between peacebuilding & our environment

Global climate change and violent conflict are deeply intertwined. As land use, water access, natural habitats, and the migration of people are altered by shifting weather patterns, communities in already fragile or conflict-affected areas face a cascade of new...

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