Everyone is Ohana

Everyone is Ohana

Students taking initiative in looking how the homeless in our community are our ohana. 

Alumni Feature: Jone Vavaloa Temo

Alumni Feature: Jone Vavaloa Temo

BYU-Hawaii graduate, Jone Vavaloa Temo, returns to his homeland to work as a peacebuilder. He shares with us his story and how he is establishing peace

We're Not On Your Side

We're Not On Your Side

At the McKay Center, mediators are trained to help people transform and resolve conflicts.  One important thing mediators avoid is taking people’s sides.

Dialogue Fiji

Dialogue Fiji

One of our peacebuilding faculty member’s returned to his home country of Fiji, to take part in a workshop aimed at fostering a dialogue around racial discrimination. His focus was not only to help and promote peace in his home country, but to bring his learning back to his students so they too might succeed. 

Thoughts on the Arbinger Workshops

Thoughts on the Arbinger Workshops

Have you ever thought about attending an Arbinger workshop? See what several participants had to say about their experience attending this 'life-changing' seminar.

Grad School Forum

Grad School Forum

Every semester a Grad School Forum is offered to help peacebuilding students prepare for the next steps in continuing their education.

Do I really see people as people?

Do I really see people as people?

Arbinger is a unique program offered at the McKay Center. We have a team of trained students that serve the community of Laie by facilitating workshops and activities to help foster healthier relationships in participant’s lives. Our facilitators encourage the participants to think through a series of different scenarios in their personal and work environments. The goal of Arbinger is to change mindsets to establish peace.

Read about one participant's experiences and takeaways from an Arbinger workshop.

"Something is Better Than Nothing"

"Something is Better Than Nothing"

Sophia Hutchison, a senior in the BYUH Peacebuilding program, has spent a lot of time volunteering in Haiti over the past five years. Read about the work she's done, the experiences she's had, the lessons she's learned, and how "doing something is always better than doing nothing."

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Katie Bak, a Senior in the BYUH Peacebuilding program, has developed art therapy workshops for the community in hopes of helping people achieve greater peace and healing through the arts. Read about her philosophy and her recent poetry workshop.

Serving at the Kahuku Food Bank

Serving at the Kahuku Food Bank

Students and community members have the opportunity to volunteer at the Kahuku Food Bank on the fourth Monday of every month. This is a a great way to give back to the local community.

Learning about the ANASAZI Foundation

Learning about the ANASAZI Foundation

Students had the opportunity to meet with Nate Mitchell, the executive director of the ANASAZI Foundation, to learn about internship and job opportunities with this unique wilderness therapy program.