California Lutheran University to Dedicate Peace Pole, California, USA

January 29th, 2009

California Lutheran University (CLU) will dedicate a Peace Pole at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, outside Samuelson Chapel at the Thousand Oaks Campus.

The Peace Pole is inscribed with “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in nine different languages – Arabic, Braille, Chinese, Chumash, English, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian and Spanish. The inscription will be read in each language during the ceremony.

The public ceremony will feature prayer and music. Presenters will announce the names of every nation in the world and share quotes about peace. Chumash representatives will also participate in the dedication.

CLU chose to participate because the project fits with the university’s mission to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment and committed to service and justice. The university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Peace Pole Project also reflects that organization’s commitment to making positive changes in the world.

CLU plans to rededicate its Peace Pole each year.

For more information, contact Linda Boberg, assistant director of multicultural and international programs, at (805) 493-3323 or