An invite to everybody to join the Peace Pipe Proposal

Help advance the cause of world peace and understanding by learning more about the Peace Pipe Letters of 1931-32 and 2019. Back in the early 1930s, with nationalism and ideologies that violated human dignity on the rise, RC Keokuk, Iowa, extended their collective hands to their Rotarian friends around the world in a series of 496 “Peace Pipe Letters.” Eighty-eight years later, RC Keokuk members are repeating this long forgotten and beautiful gesture with a current crop of peace pipe letters epitomizing international friendship and understanding. Learn how you, too, can be part of this worldwide Rotarian Peace Pipe Letter Initiative. 

From left to right: Yogi Reppmann, RC Northfield, MN & Tony Conn, RC Keokuk, IA, with authentic Chief Keokuk

Peace Pipes and their publication, "Die Peace-Pipe-Briefe, Letters to Friends, 1931/32 & 2019"

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“In 1931 the Rotarians in the city of Keokuk, Iowa must have sensed that dark clouds were brewing in the world, and especially in Europe. They thought about the namesake of their city, Chief Keokuk, and his peace pipe. Their invitation to other Rotary Clubs to join them in smoking the peace pipe was more than a symbolic gesture.“

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