The Rotary Club of Winnipeg Peace Builder Committee is an inspirer and facilitator of a grassroots movement working together for positive peace locally, nationally and internationally. As Peace Builders, Rotary is committed to a vision, mission and set of values that encourage, facilitate and inspire understanding, positive peace and goodwill.
I acknowledge I am on the traditional territory of First Nations, Treaty #1 and the homeland of the Metis. I also gratefully acknowledge that the water for Winnipeg comes from Shoal Lake #40 First Nation Territory.
Winnipeg as a community where everyone can experience peace within and beyond ourselves
Serving the cause of peace by nurturing understanding and compassionate action, we collaborate to promote inclusion, human dignity, justice and a sustainable earth.
Values are for Rotarians and friends (in all you think, say and do) for making individual decisions ensuring they are thoughtful and just in the long-term by considering
(“ all “) means every one , everywhere, the wisdom of the past , 7 generations ahead and sentient and non sentient beings.
There is a strategy and destiny for Peace Days, the Peace Builder and Honouring Indigenous Peoples Committees of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg and Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners Committee,. Rotary International is a global movement of 34 Zones, 530 Districts and 36,000 clubs. 720 clubs in Canada. It is grassroots in design. It is a mainstream movement of self-actualizing achievers who have the privilege of enough safety, freedom, prosperity and independence to be able without fear or favour to serve the global human family and our planet and universe in value guided ways without boundaries of doctrine, race, colour,creed, nationality, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, or religion dividing them. They are united by the motto Service above Self.
No objective is too large or too small for Rotarians and their allies. A smile, a poem, a song, a kind word a helping hand, listening, showing respect, facilitating dialogue about uncomfortable subjects, supporting worthy causes, building trusting relationships with the oppressed, impoverished and marginalized— are the kinds of things Rotarians and their allies do.
But the objectives Rotarians and allies in the heart of the continent of North America have chosen to advance are of existential importance - necessary to ensure a sustainable future for the global human family that can get along without violence and power abuse being the means of resolving conflict.
So the BIG objectives require a critical mass of mainstream humanity inspired by our commitment at the grassroots level to build peace literacy skills, practices, discipline and ways of being that create the attitudes, institutions and structures to sustain peaceful societies that provide the optimum environment for human potential to flourish.
Our belief is that this relentless pursuit of a better world will with intention spread throughout the Rotary movement with more and more allies joining the cause of the objectives until Peace 360 is the norm.
So what are the local to global BIG objectives venue participants in Peace Days can choose a little piece of to advance? The objectives to advance with Peace Compassion and Love in whatever way one chooses consistent with the vision, mission, values and aligned means are a part of any one or more of the 12 listed below:
The following resources help to explain the reasons for the vision, mission, strategy and objectives of Rotary Club of Winnipeg Peace Builder Committee.
Vision of Humanity
Covid-19 and Peace Report
Rotary Action Group for Peace
Take Action for Racial Justice in your Community
The Guardian (article)
Daughters of the Bomb
Ethics and Armed Forces
Nuclear Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation Regimes in Deep Crisis
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Humanity is an Endangered Species. Can we do what is takes to save ourselves?
Religions for Peace
Our Endangered World Needs a New Paradigm
The Centre for Effective Alturism