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

Sparking peace in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement According to UNHCR, 44,400 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal … More Sparking peace in your community

Rotary clubs partner to empower youth to build peace in Colombia

By Don Evans, Member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, Canada; Summer Lewis, Rotary-Institute for Economics and Peace Partnership Coordinator and Kris Swanson, Member of the Rotary Club of Park City Sunrise, United States Since the Colombian government and the Marxist-led Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a peace agreement in 2016, after a 52-year … More Rotary clubs partner to empower youth to build peace in Colombia

Combating human trafficking in the United States

By Past District Governor Bob Deering, Rotary Club of East Sacramento, California, USA According to Polaris, there are an estimated 100,000 – 300,000 prostituted children in the United States. 244,000 American children and youth are estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation. According to the California Attorney General Office, … More Combating human trafficking in the United States

Sparking peace within your community

By the Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) The Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) is a vital component of Rotary’s vision for global peace. We support a peace ecosystem that meets the needs of local communities by connecting them with global resources, tools, and Rotarians. By investing, designing, and implementing peace projects, we are able … More Sparking peace within your community

Rotary’s Partners in Peace

As we approach International Day of Peace on 21 September, we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. International Peace Day is an opportunity to recognize and advance strengthening the ideals of peace, inclusivity, and justice. The vast Rotary network offers many resources for peacebuilding, intercultural understanding, the advancement of … More Rotary’s Partners in Peace