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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Nominates a New Class of World Peace Fellows

Evanston, Ill (RushPRnews) 01/01/09-Amid daily headlines of war, suicide bombings, ethnic and religious violence and social unrest, signs of peace are especially welcome — and not just during the holiday season.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International – a humanitarian service organization dedicated to world peace and understanding – has named a new class of World Peace Fellows to study peacemaking and conflict resolution at the six Rotary Centers for International Studies located at leading universities in England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and the United States.

Launched in 2002, this innovative approach to world peace is a master’s level program aimed at equipping the next generation of global and community leaders with skills needed to reduce the threat of war and violence. The Rotary World Peace Fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process that begins when they apply through their local Rotary clubs. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to peace and international understanding through their personal, academic and professional achievements.

source: HappyNews.com