July 30, 2019, by Isabel Rodriguez, published in Rotary International
Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs. Participants may travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may be Rotary members or not. I led our District 4130’s Rotary Friendship Exchange program earlier this year in February where we welcomed our Rotary friends from six Rotary clubs from District 7080, Ontario, Canada and District 3461, Taiwan to Mexico. During their exchange they visited various cities in our district, learning about our culture, service projects, forging lasting friendships and building the foundations of peace and service.
July 25, 2019, Published in PursuingPeace.org
The Pursuing Peace Conference is designed for those who want to learn more about why Justice is critical for Peace. The purpose is to equip and encourage individuals and organizations to pursue peaceful outcomes by elevating the conversation on Justice. Read More
July 15, 2019, By Soovan Sharma Dookhoo, Published in Rotary International
Attending a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event hosted by District 9220 in Madagascar has been one of my most cherished experiences both from a leadership and a cultural standpoint. I joined members of Rotaract Rotaract from Mauritius, marching as one, as we eagerly boarded a flight to the longest island in the Indian Ocean. From my first day in Madagascar, I was surrounded by a completely different culture. It was a joy simply going through the streets, and taking in all of the scenery and action.
July 19, 2019, by Institute for Economics and Peace, Published in VisionOfHumanity.org
Just launched: The latest Rotary Positive Peace Academy will equip thousands more Rotarians worldwide with knowledge supported by research to create peace locally and internationally.
With a focus on evidence-based drivers of peace and real world case studies, the free training course supplies Rotarians with material and conceptual strategies to forge peace at the individual and international levels. Read More
July 2, 2019, By Rotary Service and Engagement, Published in Rotary International
Rotary is built on connections. Rotary International provides a way to connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting relationships. Our membership connects us to a global community through our countless projects and programs. Our service connects us to people who share our values, who want to take action for a better world; it connects us to people we would never otherwise meet, who are more like us than we could have imagined; and it connects us to people who need our help, allowing us to change lives in communities around the world. Read More
July 10, 2029, by Institute for Economics and Peace, Published in VisionOfHumanity.org
Following the most violent year on record in Mexico, the second national Positive Peace workshop united 150 young peacebuilders in Hidalgo. The aim of the program was to provide both a deep knowledge of peace cycles as well as the skills required to make change within the local system to create and sustain systemic peacefulness. Many participants highlighted their acute awareness for daily acts of normalised violence. While the headline figures about organised crime and trafficking may seem intangible to grassroots peacebuilders, shifting consciousness to micro-violence observed daily offers a new framework for action. Read More