Rotary Champions of Peace

Published 2:29 pm Friday, September 29, 2017

Rotary members and peace fellows take action to address underlying causes of conflict by providing access to clean water and sanitation, supporting education, preventing and treating disease, saving mothers and children and growing local economies. To celebrate their impact and in recognition of International Day of Peace, Rotary is highlighting six “Champions of Peace.”

First is Jean Best, a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright, Scotland. Jean founded The Peace Project, a skills-based training that teaches teens in 10 countries to resolve conflict within themselves and to promote peace in their schools and communities.

Next is Ann Frisch, a member of the Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Ann introduced the civilian-based Peace Process to train civilians in southern Thailand to build safe zones where families, teachers and local officials no longer have to confront military forces every day.

More Rotary Champions of Peace will be introduced in the