Rotarian Action Group for Peace https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org Peace through service Thu, 25 May 2017 22:02:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Women In Rotary https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/22/women-in-rotary/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/22/women-in-rotary/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 19:12:43 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=10048 The post Women In Rotary appeared first on Rotarian Action Group for Peace.

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Learn About Unarmed Methods to Protect Civilians and Prevent Violence in the Midst of War https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/22/learn-unarmed-methods-protect-civilians-prevent-violence-midst-war/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/22/learn-unarmed-methods-protect-civilians-prevent-violence-midst-war/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 19:04:10 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=10046 This spring, learn about unarmed methods to protect civilians and prevent violence in the midst of war!

 

Nonviolent Peaceforce, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, is offering an online,facilitated course in unarmed civilian protectionthrough Merrimack College. 
 
Hours and Tuition
This is a four-credit facilitated course, comprised of 6 modules.The total course cost is $1340. 
 
Dates and Deadlines
Start Date: May 22nd. Enrollment Deadline: May 17th
 
Register and Learn More Here
"Unarmed strategies must be at the forefront of UN efforts to protect civilians." The UN High Level Independent Panel on United Nations Peace Operations 

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Sprouts of Peace brings together kids of different faiths https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/15/sprouts-peace-brings-together-kids-different-faiths/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/15/sprouts-peace-brings-together-kids-different-faiths/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 16:31:58 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=10037 The shortest distance between two people is a song. Or it could be a story.
That's the thinking behind a pilot program called Sprouts of Peace.
"It's sparking an imagination that we can make friends in all sorts of different places. And we don't have to be exactly alike," Rev. Al Schon, of Peace United Church of Christ, said.
Started almost two years ago by the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, Sprouts of Peace brings together young children of different faiths.

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Special Teleconference with Nonviolent Peaceforce Executive Director https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/08/special-teleconference-nonviolent-peaceforce-executive-director/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/05/08/special-teleconference-nonviolent-peaceforce-executive-director/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 18:49:17 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9973  
You're invited to join Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) for a special teleconference with NP Executive Director, Tiffany Easthom. 
 
Learn how your support makes a difference in places like Iraq, where NP recently initiated a new program. 
 
Fri, May 12th, 20179:00AM PDT •11:00AM CDT • 12:00PM EDT
 
To join call: 712-775-7031 Enter access code: 673392#Regular long-distance charges may apply.

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The Birth of a ‘Peace Army’ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/25/birth-peace-army/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/25/birth-peace-army/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:26:38 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9899 Unarmed civilian protection works, and the practice is growing By Ellen Furnari, March 2017, published in Sojourners IN DECEMBER 2014, the United Nations approved a resolution put forth by Bangladesh and more than 100 other countries that included a reference to “unarmed civilian protection.” This was the first time the phrase had been referenced in

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The Success of Nonviolent Civil Resistance https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/25/success-nonviolent-civil-resistance/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/25/success-nonviolent-civil-resistance/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:23:12 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9897  By Erica Chenoweth | TED Talks - Transcend Media Service  Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica talks about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discusses the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. In addition to

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Introducing the New Peace Pole Map! https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/19/rotary-peace-pole-event-april-21st-2017/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/19/rotary-peace-pole-event-april-21st-2017/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:42:47 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9886 Please view and explore our new Rotary Peace Poles Map!
By using the map, you are able see the location where each of the 121 peace poles are planted. You can use the map to enter in your own location and find the nearest peace pole to you!

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Holding on to the Possibility of Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Tips From a Conflict Resolution Expert https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/19/holding-possibility-israeli-palestinian-peace-tips-conflict-resolution-expert/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/19/holding-possibility-israeli-palestinian-peace-tips-conflict-resolution-expert/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:38:27 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9883 By Amir Tibon, March 27, 2017, published in Haaretz Israelis and Arabs rally for co-existence. Sign reads: Neighbors of peace. July 7, 2014. Photo credit: Gil Eliahu Herbert Kelman has been bringing together Israelis and Palestinians for decades in hope of finding and compromise. 'I've never believed any of this is easy, but you've

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April 21st Peace Pole Planting Ceremony https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/18/april-21st-peace-pole-planting-ceremony/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/18/april-21st-peace-pole-planting-ceremony/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:21:13 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9869 On Friday, April 21, 2017, Rotarians from around the northwest will be planting peace poles at locations throughout Oregon including dozens of schools, city offices, police precincts, houses of worship and other non profit organizations. The Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct will have a peace pole planting ceremony Friday, April 21st at 11:30 am after their Community Peace

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Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for the Renewal of Individuals, Families, and Communities https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/12/jerusalem-conference-forgiveness-renewal-individuals-families-communities/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/12/jerusalem-conference-forgiveness-renewal-individuals-families-communities/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:11:30 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9863 Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for the Renewal of Individuals, Families, and Communities Rise above the storm clouds! Register Today! Hosted by the International Forgiveness Institute  Venue: Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center Dates: July 12-13, 2017 Ticket Price: $10 (40 NIS)- Your filling out of the registration form is required. Registration Form: VIEW What is the focus of the conference? This is

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