Peacebuilding with Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Rotary International has recently taken a strong position on the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the present and future of Rotary as a Humanitarian organization.

Click here to connect to the Rotary International Statement on DEI.

A practical application of the concepts of JEDI can be demonstrated using this illustration that shows the differences between reality, equality, equity, and liberation that can be seen throughout the world.

Rotary Past President Barry Rassin once said that “Peace can be accomplished one conversation at a time.” Healthy Conversations are what Peacebuilding is all about. The idea that, to obtain and sustain Positive Peace, active listening and respectful conversations are essential to achieving the goal of a more peaceful world is an essential concept for diminishing Toxic Polarization, minimizing mistrust and distrust, and achieving World Peace.

As members of the Distict 5080 Peace Committee we see ourselves as Peacebuilding JEDI’s. Our focus is on the creation of a more peaceful world through our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the use of the framework of the 8 Pillars of Positive Peace, developed by the Institute for Economic and Peace, as a model for achieving both World Peace and JEDI.

 

 

Justice

Equity

Diversity

Inclusion

Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life.

Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities, Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers – the “isms” exists.

All the differences between us based on which we experience advantages or encounter barriers to opportunities. Diversity isn’t just about racial differences.

Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing, and amplifying the voices, perspectives, and styles of those who experience more barriers based on their identifies or beliefs.

Well-Functioning Government

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Equitable Distribution of Resources

 

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Free Flow of Information

 

 

 

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Good Relations with Neighbors

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High Levels of Human Capital

 

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Acceptance of the Rights of Others

 

 

 

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Low Levels of Corruption

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Sound Business Environment

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The following articles outline how the Eight Pillars of Positive Peace are used in concert with the principles of JEDI to generate positive outcomes and societal change.

Using the Eight Pillars of Positive peace for Peacebuilding in Mindanao

 

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