Tribute to our Founder Dominicus Rohde
It is with great sorrow that we share that Dominicus Rohde passed away on the 1 February 2022. He was in Argentina with his family when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.
A proverb states, “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” This reminds us of the life of Dominicus Rohde, who in less than 54 young years, had seven offspring, created the Schengen Peace Foundation and its World Peace Forum to educate and connect peace builders, and planted trees for generations to come. Dominicus’s profound qualities of joyfulness, vision and networking created a springboard for many projects around the globe.
His indomitable spirit enabled him to lead from the front. He valued friendship and showed great kindness, love, and concern for his colleagues and his family members.
As tribute, we aim to emulate his ideals and work toward realizing his dreams of a more peaceful and sustainable world. Let his vision inspire us to follow in his footsteps. God chose his company on the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. Dominicus’s noble spirit will be remembered by all of us. Join us in hearing his tiger spirit roar as he soars with the angels.
On behalf of the Luxembourg Peace Prize Team and World Peace Forum Luxembourg, Schengen Peace Foundation