Leadership for Peace

“The worldwide interest in building a Rotarian peace coalition is significant and always growing. The need for a vehicle to provide centralized resources to Rotarians to plan and implement large-scale, community development and humanitarian service projects in the areas of war prevention, peacebuilding, peacekeeping and peacemaking is apparent. And the international peace system is continually strengthening. The time is right for further Rotarian leadership and involvement on peace issues.”





The Rotarian Action Group for Peace www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org founder Rotarian Al Jubitz is committed to peacebuilding.  The following video is a presentation on the subject for the 
Eugene Southtowne Rotary Club in Oregon; his home state.

Rotary's Peace History and Future: 22:27 min:

As a member of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, Integration of the Rotary Peace Fellow Committee, I am also committed with my colleagues to bringing the Peace Fellow alumni into the Rotary network. The Eclub, Rotary Peace Fellow Outreach Program is partnering the RAGFP in this worthy enterprise.


Photograph taken from the Rotarian Action Group for Peace website. 
Rotary Peace Fellows with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at Peace Symposium 2007 Salt LakeCity.  (Left front:  Godfrey Mukalazi –Honorary member of Rotary Eclub of One World)


First Guard of Peaceful Army
One of the symposium's keynote speakers, Gillian Sorenson, a senior adviser at the UN Foundation, emphatically told attendees: "Yes, peace is possible." But, she added, "Goodwill is not enough." It will require, work, vision, and the ability to seize the moment. She called upon the Peace Fellows to be "the first guard of a mighty peaceful army."
The fourth Rotary Peace Symposium will precede the RI Convention 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


PeaceProjects featured on the RAGFP website




Why Peace?
Peace and prosperity are inseparable. When one is absent, the other is at risk. Violence, conflict and war rob people of the chance to improve their lives through hard work. And when a society struggles with poverty and unemployment, it sets the stage for unrest.

The following TED video is about The Peace Game by John Hunter (mentioned by Rtn Al Jubitz in his presentation to the Eugene Southtowne Rotary club.

(Excerpt from the transcript)  Teacher, John Hunter:   ‘And so this World Peace Game I'd like to tell you about. It started out like this: it's just a four-foot by five-foot plywood board in an inner-city urban school, 1978. I was creating a lesson for students on Africa. We put all the problems of the world there, and I thought, let's let them solve it. I didn't want to lecture or have just book reading. I wanted to have them be immersed and learn the feeling of learning through their bodies. 

John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game: 20:27 min


You are invited to join the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and build peace, one person at a time,beginning with ourselves.

Catherine Bonifant
International Service Director

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