ELCA colleges have responded to the war in a variety of ways:
• Dana College, Blair, Neb., has held a noon “Gathering for Peace” since February—including readings, prayers, songs and discussions. The gathering will continue as long as necessary.
• Students, faculty and staff at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., tied ribbons on a chair placed by the chapel baptismal font, highlighting a quote from Nobel Peace Prize winner Pablo Neruda, “Peace begins in a single chair.” Two years ago, Gustavus commissioned a symphony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nobel prizes, and composer Steve Heitzeg wrote a piece that included this quote.
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