Bella Bigley, an Intercultural Peacebuilding Student from California, and also the Community Field Director for the David O. McKay Center, tells of her experience whilst fulfilling a Peacebuilding Internship in Samoa this Summer. Read about the what the experience meant to her and her identity as a woman of Samoan Heritage.
Takuya, a recent graduate of the Intercultural Peacebuilding Program, fulfilled a project in which he returned to his home country to teach principles from the Arbinger Institute in local Junior High Schools. Read about his amazing experience below.
Katie Bak, a recent graduate of the Intercultural Peacebuilding Program at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, tells of her affair in finding a career, post graduation, where she is able to support herself practically while also pursuing her passion in creating a less divisive world. She has succeeded thus far, and is loving what she is doing while living in Europe! The skills she has obtained through the Peacebuilding professors of the McKay Foyer have benefited her immensely, and she now teaches these principles to people from all over the globe! Read about her story through her compelling article titled “The Unicorn in a Business Vest.”
Chamberlain, a recent graduate of the Peacebuilding Certificate, took her passion of mediation with her to the Philippines to teach others about the beauty of the practice. Read about her amazing experience here!
Kayla Helm is a more recent graduate of the Intercultural Peacebuilding Program. We wanted to get her insights and find out what she’s been up to since graduating with the Intercultural Peacebuilding Degree! Read her story to learn a little bit more about the application of Peace in her world.
We have been really working with the Alumni of the Peacebuilding program to channel their experiences toward current and prospective students. This is to help showcase the wide variety of ventures that many coming out of the Peacebuilding major have been able to accomplish! Read on about Peacebuilding Alumni, Zach Tilton! He has amazing insight to share.
Meet Colton McLane, a student from a small town in Maryland. Set out in big hopes back in 2012 to attend Brigham Young University Hawai'i, and join the Peacebuilding program. He shares his inspiration behind pursuing the unique degree, how it has impacted his life, what BYU Jerusalem was like, as well as some advice for future students. He is a graduate next semester as a double major in Intercultural Peacebuilding with Anthropology and Political Science. He is receiving a Peacebuilding Certificate as well as a Certificate in International Development.
“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?
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.
Students taking initiative in looking how the homeless in our community are our ohana.
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
At the McKay Center, mediators are trained to help people transform and resolve conflicts. One important thing mediators avoid is taking people’s sides.