Welcome to our community

We are a center for healing ourselves and the planet.

How We Work

For almost 50 years, Commonweal has supported people with vision and dedication

Our programs explore and address the emerging challenges that face us. As a community, we listen, grieve, heal, and make the world a better place, together.

The Commonweal Way

Our Programs

We are home to more than 25 diverse programs

We engage in wide-ranging fields. Our interdisciplinary work has helped to design the field of integrative cancer care, to shape the environmental health movement, and to center resilience as the new polycrisis reality unfolds.

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Program Spotlight

Collaborative for Health & Environment

The Collaborative for Health and Environment cultivates a learning community based on the latest, evidence-based science to share knowledge and resources, with a goal of improving individual and collective health.

Collaborative for Health & Environment

Center for Healing and Liberation


Center for Healing and Liberation

The Center for Healing and Liberation is a home for transformative work, cultivating individual and collective liberation through a range of initiatives, events, practices, actions and community networks.

Humane Prison Hospice Project


Humane Prison Hospice Project

Humane Prison Hospice Project is transforming the way that incarcerated people die through education, advocacy, and training--so that incarcerated peers can serve as caregivers and grief companions.

Visual Thinking Strategies


Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies is an evidence-based arts integration model that helps students develop critical thinking and communication skills, which can then transfer to other academic subjects as well as other parts of their lives.

Program Events

Join our vibrant community, wherever you are

Commonweal programs host a wide range of online events and webinars. We offer place-based programming at our Bolinas, California, and Whidbey Island, Washington, sites as well as other locations around the world.

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Event Spotlight

Join others in discussing heart-felt issues

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July 25, 2024
Healing Circles Global
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A Place for Healing

The power of this rugged coastal land inspired a model for healing that is now used around the world

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What is the true meaning of healing? Healing is movement toward wholeness.
― Michael Lerner