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What if we started thinking about Rotary as more than a collection of service clubs and started thinking of ourselves as a global peacebuilding force?

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Serve as a resource to Rotarians, Rotary clubs and districts by supporting the peace work of Rotarians worldwide.

What if together we wage peace?

Just imagine, Rotarians building a world beyond war. Learn more about our organization and how you can join us as ‘We Wage Peace’.

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2006, 2019

Manitoba honors Rotary Peace Fellow for public achievement

By Paul Engleman, June 20, 2019, Published in Rotary International

Refugees who come to Winnipeg often end up living in areas that are predominantly inhabited by indigenous people. “Newcomers do not know much about the indigenous life and heritage and, without that knowledge, the first thing they encounter is people who are poor and stereotyped by the mainstream community,” says Abdikheir “Abdi” Ahmed, a 2011-12 Rotary Peace Fellow and immigration partnership coordinator for the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. “Indigenous people may see immigrants as encroaching into their neighborhoods. There is tension between both groups.” 

1306, 2019

How Peace Corps can help expand the impact of Rotary clubs

By Azka Asif, Published in Rotary International

Cal Mann is semi-retired industrial designer leading a consulting firm. He has been a Rotarian since 2004, and member of California Rotary Clubs of La Jolla, Del Mar and Oakland. He has also served as director of his club’s Youth Service Committee overseeing Interact clubs, and served on his District’s RYLA committee and supported outreach to the school community. Cal joined Peace Corps as a Community Development Volunteer in North Macedonia in September 2017. We asked him to share his experience serving as a volunteer.

1605, 2019

10 reasons to apply for a Rotary Peace Fellowship at ICU

By Lorraine Hayman, May 14, 2019, Published in Rotary International

This summer, I will join the 18th class of Rotary Peace Fellows at International Christian University. Here are my top ten reasons for applying to ICU: #1. Cultural Immersion. ICU is home to the only Peace Center in East Asia. As a student at ICU, I can draw on peace-building traditions from Asia, while becoming a highly responsible global citizen. I will explore a culture that contrasts my own, making connections and building friendships that transcend language and cultural barriers. In August, I will meet local Rotarians and experience language and culture training with other new fellows.

 

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803, 2019

RAGFP Educational Mission to the Middle East

The purpose of the RAGFP Education Mission is for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace board to learn about the various aspects of the conflict by respectfully listening to and learning without judgment from engaged citizens as well as leaders on both sides to hear their perspectives on the current status and the future of the peace process. 

This educational mission is set to establish a citizen diplomacy approach to conflict where people are learning from people. The group will meet Israeli and Palestinian Rotarians to hear from them about the current challenges and how RAGFP can assist them to advance understanding, goodwill and peace on the ground.

This mission is not to show an affiliation to any group or party. It is simply to identify and collaborate with peacebuilder Rotarians, Rotaractors and Rotary Peace Fellows in the region who can advance peace on the ground. 

2910, 2018

RAGFP Statement of Nonviolence

“As a peace-promoting organization, the Rotarian Action Group For Peace condemns all acts of violence and violation of human rights and international humanitarian laws by all parties at all times."

1109, 2018

New Book Features Meditations on Peace

Published in FieldsofPeace.org

Soft as Water is a book of 52 meditations on peace--- peace within ourselves, peace in our relationships, and peace in our world.  Each meditation consists of a one-page reading followed by a brief commentary.  The readings are excerpts taken from many voices and sources---movies and memoirs, novels and history, folk tales and anecdote. The book is endorsed by Rotarian Action Group For Peace Co-Founder Harry Anastasiou. 

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