Rotarian Action Group for Peace https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org Peace through service Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:06:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 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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Malala Yousafzai Made Youngest UN Messenger of Peace https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/11/malala-yousafzai-made-youngest-un-messenger-peace/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/11/malala-yousafzai-made-youngest-un-messenger-peace/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:48:07 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9860 April 11, 2017, published in BBC News Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. The 19-year-old, who is doing her A-levels and has an offer from a top UK university, will take the role with a special focus on girls' education. In 2012 Ms Yousafzai was

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Why Host a Rotary Peace Fellow? https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/11/host-rotary-peace-fellow/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/11/host-rotary-peace-fellow/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:42:33 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9857 By Masao Mizuno, Rotary Club of Ageo West, Japan, April 10, 2017, published in Rotary Voices  Masao Mizuno meets with a Rotary Peace Fellow. Hosting a Peace Fellow substantially changed my life in Rotary. Since joining Rotary, I have been running a company that imports industrial tools, mostly from Israel and Europe, so I am

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Taking Action Against Terrorism https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/05/taking-action-terrorism/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/05/taking-action-terrorism/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:00:46 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9852 By Steve Killelea, April 4, 2017, published in Diplomatic Courier The rise of modern terrorism can be traced back to the beginning of the Iraq war. In 2003, there were approximately 3,000 deaths resulting from terrorism. This number has climbed rapidly over the past decade, increasingly nearly ten times, to more than 29,000 deaths in 2015.

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Remembering Michael Sharp: He Risked His Life To Make Peace https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/03/remembering-michael-sharp-risked-life-make-peace/ https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/2017/04/03/remembering-michael-sharp-risked-life-make-peace/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:41:30 +0000 https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/?p=9834 By Gregory Warner, March 29, 2017, published in NPR Michael Sharp visited Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, home to displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during his time in the country. When he was killed, he was part of a U.N. mission. Jana Asenbrennerova/Courtesy of MCC Michael Sharp believed

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