Fostering World Peace
Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians. We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life.
Through our service projects, peace fellowships and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. To give clubs an opportunity to focus on ways to encourage and foster international understanding, goodwill and peace, Rotary International has designated February as World Understanding Month.
Every year in February, our club joins with the other Frederick Rotary clubs in sponsoring The Art of Peace forum. The evening’s discussions are facilitated by professionals from the fields of conflict resolution, education, psychology, social work, law enforcement, and the arts. The event is open to the public.