Posted by Frank Thacker
At our meeting of Monday, 4 April 2022, the Rotary Club of Westerly voted to establish a Peace and Justice Committee.
Our Vision:  We seek to create, locally and globally, a culture of peace in which the inherent worth and dignity of every living being is honored and respected and conflicts are resolved nonviolently.
Our Mission:  To create activities, programs and projects focused on creating a culture of peace as well as working with other community groups and organizations engaged in similar endeavors.
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International Cities of Peace is a nonprofit, non-political, tax-exempt organization with special consultative status with the United Nation's NGO Council.  This organization is conducting a fundraising campaign to construct a technological system to meet the varied needs of our diverse cities - needing more capacity in web-based automation technology, establishing and ultimately engaging in their network in this urgent need to transform their communities.  Frank Thacker has requested that the Club partner to contribute to this campaign.  The Board has approved a $500 grant which will be matched by Frank.
Rotary Positive Peace Academy "introduces the concept of Positive Peace, which describes the attitudes, structures, and institutions that underpin and sustain peaceful societies.  The IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) has developed a conceptual framework, known as the Pillars of Peace, that outlines a system of eight factors that work together to build positive peace."