“Our survival depends on a significant portion of the human race accomplishing a change in worldview, from one of patriotic and tribal loyalties to loyalty to life itself.”
Peace and Justice Work
Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
I launched Karuna Center in the last decade of the 20th century with a focus on Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Israel/Palestine. These regions remain in our circle of care and partnership.
The Contact Program
CONTACT became a time for deep healing from the wounds of war and the assaults of injustice. Global participants encountered their vast diversities and transformed through a web of common purpose.
Hands Across the Hills
In response to the polarization that accompanied the US 2016 elections, neighbors co-created Hands Across the Hills for dialogue and cultural exchange between Massachusetts and Kentucky communities.
In my journey as a peacebuilder, whether in my home country of the US or across the world in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, I have been privileged to serve as a peacebuilder, educator, and dialogue facilitator, partnering with courageous and resilient community leaders in some of the world’s most difficult circumstances. It has been my mission to encourage those separated by war, enmity, prejudices, or perceived differences to seek understanding, discover common ground, learn new skills, and increase their capacity to promote peaceful societies for the benefit of all.
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- Accepting an award from the Dalai Lama
- Rwandan women in leadership training
- The CONTACT Program
- Buddhist-Muslim healing in Myanmar
- Hands Across the Hills US Dialogue Group