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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
The McKay Center has developed a new internship program teaching peer mediation and conflict resolution to the students of LDS Pacific Church Scools. Four students pioneered the program this summer in Fiji and Kiribati. Read about their experiences and how President David O. McKay's prophecy is being fulfilled.
Rice Love -a local organization that sells unique, handmade products which help feed families in need- shared some ideas about how we can promote peace in our daily lives.
Read about James Byun, a BYUH alumnus, and the work he is doing in the peacebuilding field with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan.
Read about what the Peacebuilding program has meant to its most recent graduates.
One Peacebuilding student did a write up about "Peace in the Home," a workshop that teaches dating, engaged, and married couples how to strengthen their familial relationships and build peace in their homes through conflict resolution.
Two of our Peacebuilding students had the opportunity to join Professor Chad Ford on his most recent trip to the Middle East. Read about their incredible experience visiting Israel!