Facilitating peace in local communities

By Maiden Manzanal-Frank, Rotary Peace Fellow In 2015, I completed my Rotary Peace Fellowship in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Peace and conflict resolution provided another layer of perspective I needed to be more adaptive and effective in my work with communities and organizations. After my Rotary Peace Fellowship, I moved … More Facilitating peace in local communities

Goosebumps in India

By Carol Metzker, member of the Rotary Club of One World D5240 and member of the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery The temperature in rural India was 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but I had goosebumps. Villagers and my fellow team members made music and danced in the shade. Village men gave speeches. A woman in a … More Goosebumps in India

Pioneers of Peace are People of Action

By Reem Ghunaim, Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Executive Director Rotarian leadership is pioneering solutions to our world’s biggest problems and is the power behind Rotary’s century old legacy. This philosophy is affirmed by Paul Harris: “I would like to think that the pioneering days of Rotary have only just begun. There are just … More Pioneers of Peace are People of Action

11 ways you can create a more peaceful world

By Rotary Service and Engagement Through our service and peacebuilding projects, peace fellowships, and other various peace programs, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. During February, Rotary Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, build peace … More 11 ways you can create a more peaceful world

A creative look at the Four-Way Test

By Dennis Wong, Co-Founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and member of the E-Club of World Peace Imagine yourself addressing conflicts through the lenses of fellowship, empathy, accountability and trust. That is the Four-Way Test.  Imagine the power four questions and twenty-four words can have to help resolve conflicts without violence and fulfill … More A creative look at the Four-Way Test

How to build peace locally: 3 tools for Rotarians

By Summer Lewis, Rotary-IEP Partnership Coordinator When you think about peace, do you think about actions, like how peace is lived and practiced? Are you seeing images of violence and war and thinking peace is the “opposite” of that? Actually, there is no one right way to define peace. There are many ways to work … More How to build peace locally: 3 tools for Rotarians

Building peace through Rotary service

By Soomin Kim, Rotary International Staff Most of the members the Rotary Club of Ulsan Jayu (meaning freedom in Korean) are refugees emigrants from North Korea. Many risked their lives emigrating in pursuit of greater opportunities and are still struggling to adapt to South Korean society. Through the humanitarian service work of South Korean Rotary … More Building peace through Rotary service

Peacebuilder Clubs create momentum for peace within communities

By Reem Ghunaim and Mike Green, members of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace We launched our Peacebuilder Clubs program at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Peacebuilder Clubs were pioneered eight years ago by past Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Board Member and Past District 5100 Governor, Mike Caruso as a way of building support for … More Peacebuilder Clubs create momentum for peace within communities