As part of Rotary’s commitment to peacebuilding in the world, one of our most important partnerships is with the Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent think tank and leader in the study of peace and conflict, helping address the root causes of conflict and create conditions that foster peace. 
Please take a moment to view this video which provides an overview of the Institute’s work.  
With many clubs beginning to plan outdoor projects for this spring and summer has your club considered placing a “Peace Pole” within you community?  Here is information that comes to us from District 5500.

Peace Pole Project

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As Rotarians, we refuse to accept conflict as a way of life.  Through our service projects and community outreach, we are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict. 

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of using the right words. A Peace Pole is a monument declaring the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in the language of the country in which it is planted and usually several other languages.  Peace Poles were created in 1955 in Japan by Masahisa Goi, in wake of the destruction wrought by World War II and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Devastated by the repercussions of war, Goi wished to spread a message of peace worldwide.

There are a lot of resources available ranging from designing a Peace Pole to planting it.  Below are links to a few of the sites clubs can visit to help them with their Peace Pole project.

Order and get planting instructions at:

For personalized Peace Poles, visit: