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Peace Pole inaugurated on Belval Campus

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Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2021

The University of Luxembourg inaugurated a Peace Pole on Belval Campus at the Place de l’Université on 26 May. The Peace Pole was donated to the University by the May Peace Prevail On Earth International Society.

The Peace Pole is an internationally recognised symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages on each of its four sides. More than 250,000 Peace Poles have been planted in 185 countries around the world.

The Peace Pole was donated to the University of Luxembourg particularly because of the Transatlantic Dialogue Luxembourg’s engagement for peace. “By building an inclusive, peaceful human community in which each of us can thrive, we will be well positioned throughout our lives to generate new knowledge, solve everyday problems, to engage with compassion, to serve others purposefully and to help those around us to do the same,” says François Carbon, head of the Transatlantic Dialogue and Strategic Advisor for Cultural Affairs to the Rector of the University of Luxembourg.

Dagmar Berkenberg (May Peace Prevail On Earth International), François Carbon (uni.lu), Daniela Di Santo (Fonds Belval), Stéphane Pallage (Rector, uni.lu)

The Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD), a cooperation between the University of Luxembourg and Miami University, Ohio, won the Luxembourg Peace Prize 2020 for “Outstanding Peace Education”. The TAD is a global conference series, held in Luxembourg since 2008. It explores the significance of culture and liberal education for fostering global citizenship from U.S. and European perspectives. The prize for “Outstanding Peace Education” recognises the TAD’s efforts for fostering a culture of peace among all ages, groups, youngsters, elderly, women, refugees etc. with a global impact over the years.