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Peacebuilding in Action


This is the foldover flap, where we put a participant quote. Kelly found some good ones, haven’t chosen one yet.

Just yesterday, when we first spoke of dialogue, I said that it achieved nothing in Sri Lanka over the course of 30 years – but after today’s experience I see that dialogue can have a real effect.”


We spoke of the wounds in our hearts and minds. There were no lies; the truth came out.”

Quotes: a Hindu priest (at top) and a Christian pastor, both of eastern Sri Lanka, after attending Karuna Center workshops that are part of our current program in Sri Lanka.

Annual Newsletter – 2012

Achievements: 2012 in brief 160 religious

leaders in Sri Lanka are now leading 46 joint interethnic community projects, reaching more than people affected by civil war.


Following our formal recommendations, the U.S. Agency for International Development shaped their 5-year strategy in Rwanda to promote more democratic involvement of local communities.

100 women

leaders in Sudan and South Sudan are sustaining a coalition for peace and democratic rights across the world’s newest international boundary.


peacebuilders from around the world gained concrete skills from Karuna Center staff through the CONTACT program at SIT Graduate Institute. Hundreds more community members will learn conflict Upper photo: Palmyra palm leaf handicrafts, one of 46 community projects growing out of our work with Sri Lankan religious leaders. Lower photo: An inter-religious dialogue led by Karuna Center in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

management skills following a training of trainers program we led for medical workers, university staff, and police in Grenada.

karuna test  

test of the online newsletter. try 1.

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