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Rotary Melbourne is creating a public installation of four Peace Bells in Rotary Melbourne Peace Park to be officially opened during the Rotary International Convention in May 2023. This initiative is supported by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp, Rotary International President Jennifer Jones, District 9800 Governor Amanda Wendt, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Bells are selected as the legacy project for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, making it the first ever legacy project of a convention.
Promoting Peace is one of Rotary’s 7 Areas of Focus and a cornerstone of Rotary’s mission. Rotary Melbourne has a history of involvement in Peace Initiatives. Rotary Melbourne also has a long-standing commitment to indigenous reconciliation and engagement with our first nation friends. The four bells are designed and built by Assoc Prof Neil McLachlan who designed the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr. The traditional owners of this land, the Bunurong people have been consulted and are involved with the project.
Each bell will have engraved one of the four steps to peace:
- Seek Peace Within
- Make Peace at Home
- Create Peace in Your Community
- Foster Peace Between Peoples & Land
Thank you to the financial supporters of our Peace Bells, including:
- Rotary Melbourne
- Rotary International
- Rotary Distict 9800
- Victoria Rotary Districts
- Victorian Rotary Clubs
Our fundraising target is $120,000 and current contributors include Rotary Melbourne, Rotary International, Rotary District 9800, Victorian Rotary Districts and Victorian Rotary Clubs.
Please help us reach our target and click on the button to donate.