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

Peace is possible

By Past TRF Trustee Carolyn E. Jones, Chair of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace It seems there are a whole bunch of Rotary members who aren’t content in merely being just members and want to make a greater impact. These members have decided to organize, specialize and focus their efforts on one specific area … More Peace is possible

Embracing and celebrating our differences

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and professions. We embrace and celebrate these differences as they are what makes the Rotary community so strong. By leveraging unique perspectives and tapping into their expertise, members address the world’s most pressing … More Embracing and celebrating our differences

Peace Corps partnership seeks to enhance project capacity

      By Ellina Kushnir, RI Staff and Scott Kumis, Peace Corps Partnership Manager Last year, Rotary International and Peace Corps, formalized a service partnership to help enhance our club and district service activities locally and around the world. Peace Corps sends U.S. citizens abroad to help tackle the most pressing needs around the … More Peace Corps partnership seeks to enhance project capacity

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

Fostering peace through Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Daniel Dumitras, Rotary Club of Timisoara Ripensis, Romania, and participant in a Rotary Friendship Exchange visit to District 5110, USA I love watching movies. Through movies, you can meet new people, places, and learn new facts. One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Casablanca: “I think this is the beginning of a … More Fostering peace through Rotary Friendship Exchange

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

Join my quest for peace

By Past District Governor Anton Polsterer, District 1910; Past Chair of Intercountry Committees worldwide I want to share my experience in a multi country district afflicted by war, specifically civil war, and how Rotarians and Rotary clubs can help reestablish mutual understanding and goodwill. Our efforts can help heal the wounds caused by political and … More Join my quest for peace

Rotary members are committed to creating a peaceful world

By Azka Asif, RI Programs Staff Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes … More Rotary members are committed to creating a peaceful world