"Who Made My Clothes?"

"Who Made My Clothes?"

“Who Made My Clothes?” A quote that has been floating around recent debates of garment factories, otherwise known as “sweatshops” and their contribution to the sufferings of people in third world countries. What does it mean to you?

What is Arbinger?

Are you familiar with the in's and out's of Arbinger here on our Brigham Young University- Hawai'i campus? Here is all you need to know about what this amazing program has to offer and how to get involved. 

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.