Rotarian Action Group for Peace https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org Peace through service Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:29:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Gandhi’s Strategy for Success — Use More than One Strategy https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/21/gandhis-strategy-success-use-one-strategy/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/21/gandhis-strategy-success-use-one-strategy/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:03:26 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9770 By Mark Engler and Paul Engler, March 17, 2017, published in Waging Nonviolence At the end of 1930, India was experiencing disruption on a scale not seen in nearly three quarters of a century — and it was witnessing a level of social movement participation that organizers who challenge undemocratic regimes usually only dream of achieving.

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UN Commences Nuclear Abolition Negotiations https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/21/un-commences-nuclear-abolition-negotiations/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/21/un-commences-nuclear-abolition-negotiations/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:23:36 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9767 By Alyn Ware, February 24, 2017, published in Abolition 2000 On 16 February, approximately 100 countries gathered at the United Nations for the first session of negotiations on a legal agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons. The participants included two nuclear-armed States (China and India) and one NATO country (Netherlands) with the remaining being non-nuclear countries. (See

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Eating alone at school: How four students began mission to end isolation https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/16/eating-alone-school-four-students-began-mission-end-isolation/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/16/eating-alone-school-four-students-began-mission-end-isolation/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:54:26 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9762 By Caitlin R. McGlade, February 18, 2017, published in Sun Sentinel Watch the video clip here. The concrete courtyard at Boca Raton Community High stretches the length of a football field. When the bell rings for lunch, a flurry of students pack it from every direction. Almost 3,400 students go to school here. Students say the place

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Update: Report on Peace Pole Project https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/14/update-report-peace-pole-project/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/14/update-report-peace-pole-project/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:46:32 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9751 By Linda Cohen, March 14, 2017 We set out with a goal to plant 100 peace poles around the Rotary District 5100 in conjunction with District 5030. In the end we placed 121 orders for peace poles to be planted from Salem to Vancouver, Washington, Hermiston and Hood River Oregon to McMinnville. What we learned...

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What Has Rotaract Done for Me? https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/14/what-has-rotaract-done-for-me/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/14/what-has-rotaract-done-for-me/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:06:02 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9747 By Emily Wood, Rotaract Club of South-West Brisbane, Australia, March 13, 2017, published in Rotary Voices       I’ve been a member of Rotaract — Rotary’s community service and professional development program for young leaders age 18-30 — for ten years. As I age out or “graduate,” I’ve started thinking about what Rotaract has done for me

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International Women’s Day 2017: 5 women changing their world for the better https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/08/international-womens-day-2017-5-women-changing-world-better/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/08/international-womens-day-2017-5-women-changing-world-better/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:47:40 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9743 By Jennifer Hassan, March 8, 2017, published in The Washington Post The theme of this year's International Women's Day, a holiday now more than a century old, is “Be Bold For Change.” It's a message intended to push people toward concrete action on gender equality. Here are the stories of five women from around the world

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International Women’s Day 2017 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/06/international-womens-day-2017/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/06/international-womens-day-2017/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:42:21 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9730 March 6, 2017, published in UN Women  The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. On one hand, technological advances and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities for those who can access

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Peace Education Added to National Curriculum in Rwanda https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/06/peace-education-added-national-curriculum-rwanda/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/06/peace-education-added-national-curriculum-rwanda/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:12:21 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9727 By Denyse Tuyishime, February 20, 2017, published in KT Press Twenty three years ago, Rwanda was at the extreme of destruction – a million lives were lost in a genocide against Tutsi. However, when the Rwanda Patriotic Front stopped the genocide and defeated government army, it embarked on a battle to build a peaceful country.

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More than Friends, Rotary Peace Fellows are a Family https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/03/friends-rotary-peace-fellows-family/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/03/03/friends-rotary-peace-fellows-family/#respond Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:42:43 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9724 By Hermanto Hasan, A Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, March 1, 2017, published in Rotary Voices Rotary Peace Fellow Class 22 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. When I found out I was accepted for the Rotary Peace Fellowship at the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, I was filled with happiness

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Event: Global Coherence Peace Summit https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/02/22/event-global-coherence-peace-summit/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/02/22/event-global-coherence-peace-summit/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:18:34 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9709 Dear Peace Builder Friends, In response to current events and groundswell energy, the Board of the Life Story Library Foundation invites you to participate in an in-person discussion of grassroots peace building at a special Global Coherence Peace Summit. The select gathering of leaders will take place March 6-7, 2017 at the Brookstone Social Center,

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