Building international bridges during a pandemic

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer at Rotary International   The Open World Program has adapted and built a solid record of virtual programming events for Open World delegates of 2020 and Open World Alumni in light of these uneasy times. The pandemic has shut opportunities for travel and all in-person Open World programs have been suspended since March 2020. While virtual meetings do not replace in-person ones, they offer vital opportunities during these unchartered times.   … More Building international bridges during a pandemic

Imagine…everyone living life in peace

By Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Europe Coordinator of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association, and member of NEVER AGAIN Association From Poland, Sweden, France, and Spain to Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan, from the Phillipines and Bangladesh to Iraq, Bolivia and Mexico, from Ukraine to Cyprus and the UK – the … More Imagine…everyone living life in peace

What will the world look like after the pandemic?

By Ana Cutter Patel, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University (2016) On 27 June, Rotary Peace Fellows (RPFs) will convene for a 24-hour global cyber conference Envisioning the World After the Great Pause. The event will feature the perspectives of Rotary Peace Fellows and their colleagues that are leading the efforts to respond to the … More What will the world look like after the pandemic?

Together for Peace

By Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow, member of the Rotary Club of Portland, USA, Host of Together for Peace and Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Now more than ever, humanitarian response is essential to combat COVID-19. In response to the global quarantine, the Together for Peace series was born as … More Together for Peace

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