Building peace in Chicago

By Past District Governor Patricia Merryweather, District Foundation Chair of District 6450 (Illinois, USA); Rotary Club of Naperville As District Governor-elect at the 2012 International Assembly, I remember tears streamed down my face when President-elect Tanaka announced the 2012-13 Rotary theme Peace Through Service. Fast forward to our District’s Conference in May 2012 as I … More Building peace in Chicago

Creating sustainable peace

By Rebecca Crall, Area of Focus Manager, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Building sustainable peace projects requires holistic thinking and a community-driven approach.  Rotarians are uniquely positioned to foster healthy, resilient and more peaceful communities. Violent conflict can devastate a country’s society, economy and political governance. Coordinating projects that prevent or resolve conflict requires a tailored, … More Creating sustainable peace

Peace fellows dig in to Rotary’s areas of focus

Originally featured in the February Rotarian Magazine The Rotary Peace Centers program is Rotary’s long-term response to conflict. Rotary Peace Fellows work to address today’s most pressing global issues, including their work in Rotary’s six areas of focus. Read their stories and see how investing in the peace fellowships pays lasting dividends. Saving mothers and … More Peace fellows dig in to Rotary’s areas of focus

2016 Presidential Peace Conference to unite leaders within Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution

By District Governor Rudy Westervelt, Rotary District 5330, Peace Conference Convener The Rotary World Peace Conference 2016, the first in the Presidential Conference Series jointly hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith, will focus on peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Imagine more than 3000 community and business leaders, … More 2016 Presidential Peace Conference to unite leaders within Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution