Please join in saying  the FOUR WAY TEST

  Of the things we think, say and do:

    1. Is it the Truth?

      2.  Is it Fair to All concerned?
      3. Will it build good will and better friendships?
      4. Will it be beneficial to all?
Building peace through Rotary 
This newsletter is taken from the February, Rotary Service Newsletter. As an e-club there are many opportunities to do projects, support projects and work towards a more peaceful world.  Please check out the links to learn more.   
Building peace through Rotary
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, at the end of 2016, 65.6 million people had been displaced by conflict, violence, or persecution.  Rotary members refuse to accept conflict as a way of life and are committed to pursuing projects that address its underlying causes, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education nun unequal distribution of resources.  
Rotary projects often include training that fosters understanding and equips communities with skills for resolving conflicts.  During February, Rotary's Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, you can build peace and mitigate conflict:
  • Incorporate conflict resolution and mediation strategies into service projects that involve schools, orphanages, workplaces and community centers. 
  • Support marginalized groups at risk of violence or persecution and provide relief to those who have fled areas of conflict.  
  • Participate in fellowship and service activities with Rotary clubs in other parts of the world to promote understanding.
  • Recruit candidates for a Rotary Peace Fellowship.  Up to 100 fellowships are offered annually at Rotary Peace Centers at universities around the world.
Get more ideas by participating in a discussion group, find a project to support on Rotary Ideas and post your club's projects on Rotary Showcase to inspire others.  
Rotary Action Groups
  Bring a Project to life with the guidance of a Rotarian Action Group:
  •    The Rotarian Action Group for Peace gives Rotary members resources and support to advance world peace and turn ambitious ideas into life-changing realities.
  •    The Rotarian Action Group for Family Safety: Breaking the Cycle of Family Violence helps clubs and districts plan and implement programs and projects that address domestic violence.
Support for Your Initiatives
Here are some resources to help with finding support for an initiative:
  • Peace Corps, an independent U.S. federal agency sends citizens abroad to address the most pressing needs around the world while promoting international understanding.  Peace Corps volunteers live and work alongside the people they support to create change that endures long after their service.  A Peace Corps volunteer can offer access to local contacts, community development insights, and funding possibilities within a particular community. Involving a volunteer in your project will increase its reach, impact, and sustainability.  Read the Rotary_Peace Corps partnership fact sheet and inspirational stories of Rotary members who have made positive changes in communities through this partnership.
  • Rotary is working with the Institute for Economics and Peace to create an online learning platform, with webinars and interactive tools, that members and Rotary Peace Fellows canes to build expertise.  Rotary and the institute will also developpoistive peace workshops, funded by global grants and hosted by Rotary clubs, to provide training in the framework of positive peace.  For details on this effort, contact Rebecca Crali, Rotary's area of focus manager for peace and conflict prevention/resolution.  
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