10 December 2012 — Rotary Peace Forum #1, Berlin


During this Rotary Year, Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka created the theme “Peace Through Service.” In furtherance of his mission–and the mission of all Rotary Clubs and Rotarians to work for world peace and understanding–President Tanaka called for three Peace Forums, gathering Rotarians and others to exchange ideas.

Rotarians can usually see past borders and old conflicts. I have Rotarian friends–via the internet in most cases only, but still friends–from both India and Pakistan, from both Israel and Egypt, from the former Soviet Union (remember how it was The Big Enemy?), from almost everywhere in the world where there was or is conflict, but united in the cause of making the world better through the vehicle of Rotary Clubs.

This week’s program is the rotary.org review of the Peace Forum in Berlin one full weekend ago. What can we do for peace here and around the world?

The Drive for Twenty-Five, when we Barter for a Charter…turns out it’s plenty with twenty (but don’t stop there…more on this soon)…is in progress!






During the weekend of 30 November through 2 December, 2012, Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka hosted the first of three Peace Forums, this one in Berlin, Germany.

Please learn about it from rotary.org, and please also see the links in this article to the “Declaration” and the Rotary Peace Centers.



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