Peacebuilder Clubs are a Rotarian movement creating energy and momentum for peaceful conflict resolution around the world. In 2018, our RAGFP Leadership Team decided to champion this program in Rotary Clubs worldwide as an essential call to action for Rotarian peacebuilders.
The Peacebuilder Club program is designed to enhance Rotary International’s mission of, “advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace” through the promotion of programs and projects that align with our organization’s Six Areas of Focus – in particular, the first: Peace, Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution.
Our Peacebuilder Club program is a great success. We began this initiative to register Peacebuilder Clubs in Fall 2018 with only 21 original clubs. Thanks to you, we have quickly grown to over 185 registered RAGFP Peacebuilder Clubs worldwide. Check out our RAGFP Peacebuilder Club Map to view the global network of Peacebuilders.
All RAGFP Peacebuilder Clubs assemble peace committees who meet regularly to discuss how their Rotary Club can engage in peace projects that build and sustain positive peace. RAGFP tells your stories in our monthly newsletters and throughout social media. Your peace projects significantly impact the advancement of peace. RAGFP is honored to elevate your peace work to inspire other peacebuilders.
Thank you for your participation in one of the fastest-growing movements within Rotary International– Peace. Your Peacebuilder Club is an essential participant in Rotary’s Peace Area of Focus, as you engage in peace projects and initiatives that create infrastructures for peace within your local communities.
Here are ways the RAGFP Global Peacebuilder Club Network can activate positive peacebuilding together.
Join the Rotarian Action Group for Peace.If you haven’t already, become a member of the RAGFP. Members get exclusive access to the RAGFP’s educational resources, the peacebuilder network, project promotional outlets, and project consultation. Members of the RAGFP obtain the tools and support to create the most effective and sustainable peace projects worldwide.
Join the Global Peacebuilder Club Network Facebook groupWe are inviting all Peace Committee chairs to our private Global Peacebuilder Club Network Facebook group. This group is to help facilitate and enhance the collaboration,engagement, and community between Peacebuilder Clubs around the world. We want three representatives from every Peacebuilder Club to be apart this Facebook group to ensure equal representation of all clubs, no matter the size. Send an email to contact@rotariansforpeace with the emails of your 3 Peace committee members to invite to the group.
Get informed on the latest Peace education.Make sure you review and subscribe to RAGFP monthly newsletter where you can stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding Peacebuilder Club projects and other global Rotary Peace initiatives. Take a look at our Peacebuilder Club Primer to get inspired for your next Peace Project.
Start a Peace Project.Combined with your passion for peace, the peacebuilder network, RAGFP educational peace resources, and your Club’s Peace Committee, it’s time to launch your next Peace Project. Don’t know where to start? Read our newsletter, join the Global Peacebuilder Club Network Facebook group, and check out our Peace Projects page for inspiration. For project consultation, email RAGFP at email@example.com for assistance with project strategy, promotion, and grants proposals.
Apply for a Global Grant.Have a big idea for your Peacebuilder Club’s next Peace Project? Apply for a Rotary Foundation Global Grant. Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and Districts that wish to pursue peace projects may apply for Global Grants in the RI area of Focus category of Peace, Conflict Prevention, and Resolution. These grants can range between $15,000 to $100,000 depending on the project. Learn more about Global Grants on our website and be sure to contact the RAGFP for a grant consultation.
Share your Peace Project on the RAGFP website. RAGFP Members can post their Peacebuilder Club projects on our website’s Peace Projects page. Check out our Peace Projects page regularly to see what Peace projectsRAGFP members are completing around the world. You can also post your Peace Project to fellow Peacebulder clubs on our Facebook Group.
Engage with Rotary Peace Fellows.Utilize our Peace Directory to connect with Rotary Peace Fellows. Invite them to speak at your next Rotary Club meeting to learn about their work in the field of Peace.
More Resources to Inspire Peacebuilding
Rotary Positive Peace Academy. Rotarian Action Group For Peace is pleased to support the Rotary Positive Peace Academy. The Rotary Positive Peace Academy is a free online training course. You will discover the strategies and tools that can help individuals, Rotarians like yourselves, cities and nations to build and sustain peace, through the internationally recognized and transformational eight-pillar Positive Peace Framework. Through this academy, you will strengthen your knowledge and identify concrete ways to enhance and engage in Rotary’s work in peace and conflict resolution and the Areas of Focus- all via a Positive Peace lens.
Activate Positive Peace workbook. Read the RAGFP’s workbook that was featured at the 2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg as well as Geneva Peace week 2019. This workbook features the work of Rotarians and how they relate to the Institute of Economics and Peace’s 8 Pillars of Positive Peace. Now featured on the Positive Peace Academy.
Peace Curriculum Matrix.Find educational peace curriculum for all ages and focuses including conflict resolution, peer mediation, human rights, peacebuilding, and sustainability.
Rotary Peace Program.The Rotary Peace Program is a presentation designed to support Rotarians in peace education. These materials will assist you in making public presentations and educating fellow Rotarians about positive peace.