About Us


Jim-with-taroMalu ‘Aina (Land of Peace) is the Hawaiian name given to the Center for Non-Violent Education and Action, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization

Malu ‘Aina located ten miles south of the city of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Malu ‘Aina is a spiritual community based on peace, justice and sustainable organic farming.

The seed to establish Malu ‘Aina was a donation of 22 acres of land in 1979.  At Malu ‘Aina we work cooperatively, seeking through aloha ‘aina (love for the land) a deeper understanding of non-violence as a way of life.

Local and international peacemakers visit Malu ‘Aina for reflection, discussion, and action-planning on problems facing Hawai’i and the world.

location-drawingVolunteers at Malu ‘Aina receive a valuable experience in organic farming, aquaculture, and peace and justice advocacy. Life on the farm involves physical labor, simple living, and community engagement on issues of justice and peace. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are grown to share freely with people in need, and we are also a regional food bank emergency pantry.


Malu ‘Aina founder Jim Albertini  has dedicated himself for the last 40 years to managing and caring for the land at Malu ‘Aina. Jim is an advocate of simple living and non-violent activism.

Donations to the Center for Non-violent Education & Action are tax deductible. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760.