Myanmar

Karuna Center works with diverse communities in Myanmar to strengthen interfaith leadership for peace and human rights. These community-based initiatives have created local networks and public education initiatives toward inclusion and tolerance in highly sensitive contexts.

WATERING THE BANYAN TREE (2020-2022)

Watering the Banyan Tree uses public arts, advocacy, and dialogue to promote interfaith respect and inclusion of minorities. Traditionally, the Banyan tree provides shelter and and a gathering space for problem-solving dialogue. Led in partnership with local organizations, this project works in that spirit.

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KARUNA MYOSAE: SEEDS OF COMPASSION (2016-2018)

We worked closely with three Myanmar-based organizations to engage community leaders across religious divides during a time of escalating violence and persecution of ethnic minorities. Program participants created more than 35 interfaith projects in community spaces, and countered the damaging spread of hate propaganda about Muslims and other minorities.

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