August 6, 2019, By Kiran Singh Sirah, Published in Rotary International
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of visiting Hamburg, Germany, to present a series of talks at the Rotary International Convention and Peace Symposium. I always look forward to the symposiums and the chance to reconnect with other Rotary Peace Fellows. The event underscored for me how much better it is to hear people’s stories in real life, in person, as opposed to on the news. That’s not a new idea – in fact it informs all the work we do for our annual National Storytelling Festival (known as the largest and most prestigious storytelling gathering in the world) – but it’s an important one.
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