Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Twenty-two Individuals arriving from 14 Homelands.
Peace Fellowship. Bangkok, Thailand, 90 days.
Excitement – Commitment – Curiosity.
Internationals – Instruction -Diversity – Adventure.
All People – All Present.
Create a Shared Reality
In the Context of Culture.
the Practices & Politics of Peace.
Deconstruct Conflict Resolution.
Learn the Lexicon:
Negative Peace to Positive Peace.
Peace is a Process.
Requiring Patience, Courage.
Goal: Find Ways to End to Violence – Worldwide.
Sitting Shoulder to Shoulder — Afghani, American, Bosnian, Cameroonian, Canadian, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Indian, Kenyan, Palestinian, Indonesian, Sri Lankan…
“My Dear Sisters & Brothers in Peace…”
Inquiring Minds Want to Know:
Valued Instructors and fellow Fellows discover
Talents & Contributions.
“Death” by Powerpoint.
Counteracted by Roleplays.
Comedy – Laughter!
Music – Dance
Speak to All Souls.
One Love – Regardless of Language.
DDR – SSR
Documentaries of Tragic Personal Loss and
Far-off “War-stricken Countries” in the News
Violence. War. Death.
India. South Africa. Rwanda.
Tales and Tears.
The Hard Stuff.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates practicing
Gandhi. Mandela. MLK. Dalai Lama.
Power to the Peaceful.
Michael Franti. Joan Baez. John Lennon.
Music & Education – Convey Peace.
The Good Stuff.
Individual Conflict Analysis.
Concrete Steps to Take Actions
Developed amidst concrete and steel structures scraping the sky.
Not merely: “Do No Harm”.
Do Maximum Good.
Never to be The Same again.
Together with Consideration,
The Gossamer Shroud of Apathy
Open to Possibilities –
and a New Reality.
Connecting Cultures = Creating Peace
Patty La Taille, USA
Rotary Peace Fellow
January 2015 Session
The dictionary defines the term “warrior” as:
1. Someone who takes part in or is experienced in warfare
2. Someone in conflict; somebody who takes part in a struggle or a conflict
Note that there is nothing in the definition about the use of violence. A warrior is simply someone who is engaged in a struggle and is experienced in responding to conflict. We believe that conflict itself is a neutral thing: it is how we respond to conflict that gives it a positive or negative outcome. A nonviolent practitioner is one who is trained in responding to conflicts in a nonviolent way. Therefore, a Positive Peace Warrior is one who is trained in nonviolent conflict reconciliation, and is engaged in a struggle to create positive peace.”