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Youth Exchange alumnus works for peace with Dalai Lama, Tutu

Brian Rusch has worked with two of the most influential men of the last 100 years: first the Dalai Lama and, today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “I’ve been inspired by working with them, and I know we can do so much more to reach a new generation with their teachings,” says Rusch, who in June 2015 became executive director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. A Rotary Youth Exchange alumnus, Rusch started his professional life in the world of fashion media, but he was inspired t

Finding Inner Peace to Love Our Human Family

From my work with Tibetan refugees while working with the Dalai Lama, to refugees from other African nations in South Africa, to the very hands on work with refugees in Jordan and here in the United States, it has become crystal clear for the need for us to increase the dialogue around the refugee situation in the world. It seems that every week, those of us in the West are faced with a deluge of misinformation, fear-mongering and xenophobia. Here in the United States, our pr