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Common Bond Institute


  • Engage Across Differences

Cultivating compassion and a consciousness of peace through local capacity building for social healing and conflict transformation are seen as natural, effective antidotes to hardship and suffering, large group despair, and small group radical extremism. To this end, enabling societies to satisfy core human needs within their communities, effectively resolve and transform conflicts, and construct effective, holistic mechanisms for self determination, self esteem, and fundamental human dignity and worth that strengthen current and future generations is the purpose of our work.


Steve Olweean


Santa Barbara, CA