Center for Global Engagement

Embracing Global Perspectives

Established in 2018, the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) serves as a catalyst to infuse global learning and perspectives into the academic and co-curricular experience at California Lutheran University, in order to support socially just, global leadership. We invite faculty, staff, and students to engage in global initiatives in partnership with CGE.

 Shaping Peace Together - Monday September 21st                        

Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.

The Center for Global Engagement has the pleasure to observe ‘International Peace Day 2020: Shaping Peace Together’ and will share diverse resources throughout the day for this global celebration shared with all humanity.

How you are spreading kindness and shaping peace? Volunteering, meditating, teaching, having environmental discussions… Share your initiatives with your community: 

 #CalLuPeaceDay #InternationalDayofPeace

Please pause at 12pm to virtually join Reverend Maxwell-Doherty for our Peace Pole Ceremony, and a global Moment of Peace. 

Global Peace Seminars: This Is About Humanity 

Peace Day provides individuals with opportunities to build peace and a sense of our common humanity by learning about humanitarian and environmental issues affecting communities close to home and across the world.

Share with us how you change the world within your community   #CalLuPeaceDay #InternationalDayofPeace. 

Dove & Origami: Remembering Hiroshima

Many religions and cultures celebrate doves as a symbol of peace. Match the dove with the tradition of Japanese paper folding – origami, which has become a symbol of peace thanks to Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who was a victim of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Share your origami and message of peace   #CalLuPeaceDay #InternationalDayofPeace

"Dove + Origami = Peace" Tutorial available on this link. 

Minute of Silence and CalLu Peace Pole Ceremony 

Whatever you choose to do, please pause at 12 noon local time and join people all across the world in a global Moment of Peace. Reverend Maxwell-Doherty will be virtually leading our Peace Pole Ceremony, walking us through a minute of silence, and helping us reflect on the concept of peace on this important day.

Envision Your World of Peace Through Art

Create your arts-filled day of peace; slam, poetry, music, dance, painting, play, improv… and share your inspiration with us using the hashtag #CalLuPeaceDay #InternationalDayofPeace

Use the prompt: What does a world of anti-hate, violence, and discrimination look like to you?

*Need inspiration?* Discover Passionate Perspectives, a virtual exhibit at William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art that showcases artwork from the Art Department’s senior class. It explores each artist’s passion for environmental, political, cultural, or emotional subject matter. 


World Peace Through Self-Peace: Meditation

Reawaken & interconnect humanities consciousness via synchronized global meditation. By increasing the personal and the global heart coherence of humanity, we are spreading positive healing energies all over the planet.

Join the CLU Interfaith Mindful Meditation Prayer Facebook Group and access their International Day of Peace Meditation Session.



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 Mini-grant for educational programs/events

The center for Global Engagement offers mini-grant funding for campus members and campus groups to implement educational programs or events that broaden and enhance the engagement of global perspectives on campus.

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