by Yosi McIntire, USServas Peace & Justice Secretary
Bob Luitweiler founded Servas in 1949 to promote and enable intentional, constructive social interactions. He believed that cross-cultural understanding was necessary for the diverse populations of our planet to find common ground, to grow, and to thrive in harmony with one another.
Through our relationships with one another and our actions in the larger world, Servas strives to be a network for the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge that promotes tolerance and understanding between the peoples of the world. The overarching and long-term vision of Servas is a more peaceful world. The COVID pandemic put the organization under considerable strain, but we have emerged and are growing once again!
We enter 2023 looking forward to new engagements with our fellow humans and continuing together to make the world a better place. If you are involved with Peace and Justice initiative in your community that you would like to share with the broader Servas community, please let me know!