What We Do
What does Buddhist Peace Fellowship do?
We connect Buddhists to social movements, and social movement activists to Buddhist practice — for mutual deepening and grounding.
How does Buddhist Peace Fellowship do it?
We spark conversation; train practitioners at the intersection of Buddhist wisdom and anti-oppression politics; and mobilize people to put our values into action, reducing the suffering of precious beings.
Using a framework of Block, Build, and Be, we support spiritual activists to Block harm and oppression; Build inspiring alternatives to current systems; and Be in alignment with principles of liberation.
Our Dharma & Direct Action trainings equip participants with spiritual frameworks and tactical skills to improve contributions to local organizing; while our Block, Build, Be leadership retreat brings together talented, dedicated leaders from across the country in a diverse cohort to explore spirituality and social justice combined.
With our members and allies, we are building a strong network of Buddhist activists who are ready to meet the challenges of our times.
We spark conversation at the intersection of Buddhism & social justice
- Publish cutting-edge articles and videos
- Organize public dialogues and online events
We train Buddhist political activists
- Offer curriculum for Buddhist political education
- Lead local talks and workshops on Buddhism and social justice
- Host a national Block, Build, Be leadership development training
(2018 Block, Build, Be applications coming soon!)
We mobilize people to action from a Buddhist perspective
- Take action on key issues – from Standing Rock to Black Lives Matter
- Develop and sharpen Buddhist-influenced political strategy and tactics
We build a network of radical Buddhist activists
- Offer a place to feel connected to socially engaged Buddhism
- Serve as a hub of communication about Buddhist activism
- Collaborate with allied organizations
Above all, we engage the paradox
of how to accept and love the world just as it is,
and fight like hell to change it.
If that sounds like you, join us!
Katie Loncke & Dawn Haney
Co-Directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship