Sunday Friends

2016 Grantee

Sunday Friends brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, economic groups, and cultures. Everyone has an opportunity to learn about and with each other, to break down barriers and to increase social awareness.

How the program contributes to peace and social consciousness:

Programs at Sunday Friends are cultivated around community building and participation with the goals to empower individuals, strengthen listening and attention skills, and develop mindful choices that enhance their well-being.

Participants are engaged in both group and family activities which are carefully designed to strengthen relationships, increase self-awareness, and enhance personal development.

How we collaborated

Reconnecting in 2019, James McCaskill, the new Executive Director to Sunday Friends attended his first peaceful World Conversation on the topic of Organizational Development where he elaborated on the increasing demand of the organization’s programming.

In 2016, Ali Barekat, the Executive Director from Sunday Friends co-facilitated a peaceful world conversation with our 2016 and 2017 grantee, Peace in the Park on the topic of Mindful Leadership where we explored the question “As influential leaders in your communities, what peaceful practices are at the core of your leadership?”

In addition, Ali Barekat attended and participated at our 2016 event, The Life and Times of Sami Sunchild where he elaborated on the work of Sunday Friends.

Visit their work : https://www.sundayfriends.org/our-programs

Sunday Friends