By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff “To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of peace who can do more than preach … More Become Pioneers of Peace for your Community
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
By Kees van der Pol, member of the Rotary Club of Nakusp, BC, Canada The Indus Peace Park Project was conceived in 2015 when a Rotary District 5080 Friendship Exchange team I was leading was visiting Pakistan but unable to attend a cricket match in Faisalabad, Pakistan due to tensions between India and Pakistan. The group … More Bridging peace in India and Pakistan
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
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?
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
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
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
By Bindi Rajasegaran, District Rotary Peace Fellowships Subcommittee Chair and District 3300 Governor-nominee, Malaysia This past March, more than 280 delegates gathered for a Peacebuilders Conference organized by Rotary District 3300, Malaysia, in partnership with local Rotary clubs, UNHCR, Brickfields Asia College, the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Response and Relief Team (IMARET), Carefugees, Mercy Malaysia and Microsoft … More Peacebuilder conference encourages action to address refugee crisis