Volunteer Expo!

December 16, 2020. Volunteer Expo. Led by Rotary of Great Britain and Ireland. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many aspects of our daily lives, we are making changes to Volunteer Expo 2021 in order to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone associated with the event, while still providing an impactful and meaningful show. That is why Volunteer Expo will be going virtual for 2021, taking place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May.

Stand for Peace with Carolyn Jones

Stand for Peace with Carolyn Jones

Eleanor Roosevelt said “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” I always saw being a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation as the dream Rotary job. I just never thought I would live the dream. But being the first woman Trustee; being the first woman to be a senior Rotary leader and crack the glass ceiling is farthest from my mind today and for the past two weeks. 

Shaping Peace Together Through Arts

September 21, 2020. Shaping Peace Together Through the Arts. Rotary Action Group for Peace.

Karim Wasfi | Asia Society


Watch this inspiring Chat with the Chair project featuring Peacebuilder and cellist, Karim Wasfi. RAGFP Board Chair, Alison Sutherland has been working closely with members, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Karim to create a beautiful video that shapes peace through music. 

Welcome to the RAGFP Team: Wendy Mitchell!

Welcome to the RAGFP Team: Wendy Mitchell. August 11, 2020. 

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The Rotary Action Group for Peace is so excited to welcome our new team member, Wendy Mitchell. Wendy will be serving as the RAGFP's first-ever Development officer who will help us grow our organizational capacity and help us become more sustainable. She will be working closely with our Executive Director, Reem Ghunaim, and the  Fundraising Committee to secure, grow, and support the mission of the RAGFP.  

Join the RAGFP on the 2020 Middle East Peace Education Trip

February 13, 2020. Published by the Rotarian Action Group for Peace.

Join the Rotarian Action Group for Peace on an educational experience of a lifetime. Led by Dr. Garbis Der Yeghian, RAGFP Middle East Peace Initiative Chair and accompanied by Palestinian Peace Fellow, Reem Ghuniam, and Israeli Peace Fellow, Yuri Haasz as your local guides.

My mother’s dream

September 13, 2019, By Reem Ghunaim, Published in Rotary Voices

I am a Rotary Peace Fellow from Palestine. My mother is a Palestinian refugee who fled her home with her family in 1948. My father’s entire village was displaced for two weeks in 1967. In fact, nearly half of my family are Palestinian refugees. I was born and raised in Tulkarem, home of two refugee camps that still exist from the Nakba of 1948. One camp is beside my former high school in the middle of downtown. The other is located at the Eastern entrance of my city. This refugee camp is the first thing I see every time I return home to visit my family. Read More

Rotary World Peace Conference 2020

July 9, 2019, Published in Rotary World Peace Conference 2020

The mission of the  World Peace Conference 2020 is to bring together experts with solutions to major issues that are occurring in our personal lives, homes, schools, businesses, and communities, not just in Southern California, but, also, around the world. We are inviting leaders from health care, academia, government, public safety, religions, business, and communities to meet together to share the solutions presented by experts. The format will allow for action plans to be developed such that real and measurable actions can be undertaken when attendees return home. In addition, the conference will showcase learnings and positive change that have occurred in the four years, since the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016.

RAGFP Statement of Nonviolence

“As a peace-promoting organization, the Rotarian Action Group For Peace condemns all acts of violence and violation of human rights and international humanitarian laws by all parties at all times."

New Book Features Meditations on Peace

Published in FieldsofPeace.org

Soft as Water is a book of 52 meditations on peace--- peace within ourselves, peace in our relationships, and peace in our world.  Each meditation consists of a one-page reading followed by a brief commentary.  The readings are excerpts taken from many voices and sources---movies and memoirs, novels and history, folk tales and anecdote. The book is endorsed by Rotarian Action Group For Peace Co-Founder Harry Anastasiou. 

Author Provides Book of Values to RAGFP Members

Published in PaulaFellingham.com

Dr. Paula Fellingham is a best-selling author and has written 7 books. As a Rotarian, she is pleased to make The Book of Values for Children of All Ages available for download for RAGFP members and Rotarian Peacebuilders. The Book highlights 76 values that deal with peace and sound principles of building ethical relationships in our society.