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Our mission is to inspire people to resolve conflict in a peaceful and productive manner.

Why This Matters

Millions of people are displaced each year by conflict and violence.

Conflict and violence affects many areas of our daily lives, causing division in our families, our work place, and our communities. As Rotarians, we refuse to accept unresolved conflict as a way of life.

Patron of Peace Sponsors

Advocate of Peace Sponsors

Promoter of Peace Sponsors

Rotary Club of Reedy River Greenville

USC Upstate

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A.

Margaret H. Sowden

Auro Hotels

Nextgen Supply Chain Integrators

SynTerra Corporation

Elizabeth G. Rasor

Christopher T. Miller

Pam & Terry Weaver

Ruud Veltman

Thomas, Fisher, Sinclair & Edwards, P.A.

DP3 Architects, Ltd.

Suntrade Financial

Elizabeth Lyons

How You will Benefit

Gain Awareness

Learn greater awareness and understanding of how peace and conflict resolution works

Reduce Anxiety
Strategies to help you navigate your day more peacefully, with less anxiety
Broaden Perspectives

Tools to build more peaceful relationships with family members, neighbors, and work colleagues

Meaningful Conversations

Engage in more open and respectful conversations about difficult issues affecting our community, country and world

Peaceful Relationships

Tools to build more peaceful relationships with family members, neighbors, and work colleagues

Power of Forgiveness

The power of peace and forgiveness to heal yourself and others who have wronged you in the past

Why This Conference

Begin the courageous conversations necessary to assure progress in peace and conflict resolution through learning how to

  • develop a thoughtful process for everyday life
  • effectively think about peace
  • proactively make peace
  • resolve situations causing conflict

We believe that through practicing peaceful conflict resolution our friends, families, and communities will be safer and able to encounter greater opportunities of peace and joy.

Come Be Part of the Solution

Moderator

Amy Wood will guide us through the day with her expertise and passion in leading and engaging groups.

Amy Wood, Anchor, 7 News Carolina Family

Interactive. That’s the hallmark of Amy Wood’s anchoring. Her work was honored again in 2016 by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association, naming Amy, Anchor of the Year.

Amy co-anchors 7 News at 5, 7 and 11, and solo-anchors the interactive “7 News at 10 on CW 62.” You can stream behind scenes with Amy, one of the first to use FACEBOOK LIVE on her fan page weeknights at 10. She also occasionally uses the popular app Periscope and Instagram Live (TVAmy). The live streams bring her concept of #2WayNews to life.

Read more about Amy Wood

Inspiration

Glenis Redmond will inspire and encourage building peace in our community with an original poem written specially for the Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference.

Glenis Redmond

Glenis Redmond has two poetry posts as the Poet-in-Residence at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina, and at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Glenis is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and is listed in their National Touring Directory. During February 2016, at the request of U.S. State Department for their Speaker’s Bureau, Glenis traveled to Muscat, Oman, to teach a series of poetry workshops and perform poetry for Black History Month. In 2014-16, Glenis has served as the Mentor Poet for the National Student Poet’s Program to prepare students to read at the Library of Congress, the Department of Education, and for First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House. The students now read at the Library of Congress. She still serves as the Mentor Poet, the readings take place at the Library of Congress.

Read more about Glenis Redmond

Speakers

Interfaith Panel

It is important to acknowledge the tremendous diversity of beliefs, teachings, and traditions that exist among the many religions of the world. Peace is the highest religious aspiration for which we must work. By understanding core beliefs, values, and holy days of other faiths, people can relate to and respect other religions. Such understanding would lead to less conflict within sects of the same faith, between different religions, and between those who are religious and those who are secular.

Although all religions have distinct belief systems, there are similarities and common goals of peace, love, and justice for all religions. The goal of the panel presentation is to inspire others to understand “we” are all in this world together and that harmony begins with each of us, regardless of our religious affiliation.