Santa Barbara Mayor Proclaims "Global Peace Now!"

Text of Santa Barbara Mayoral Proclamation of

"Global Peace Now!" as the Universal Human Resolve:

City of Santa Barbara


Global Peace Now!

October 23-24, 2002

WHEREAS, today all of humanity is seeking a pathway to global peace now; and

WHEREAS, October 24, 2002, is the 57th anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Charter; and

WHEREAS, the 1989 UC Santa Barbara Chancellor's ceremony with the Santa Barbara and Yalta (USSR) mayors lighting the Eternal Flame Global Peace Monument at UCSB was followed shortly by the end of the Cold War; and

WHEREAS, the United Nations has designated 1995-2004 as the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples, and 2000-2009 as the International Decade for Creating a Culture of Peace for the 21st Century; and

WHEREAS, the Tree of Peace was planted in 1985 at UCSB to bring out The Great Law of Peace Foundation of the Iroquois International Spiritual Confederacy, an indigenous traditional culture of peace precedent;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARTY BLUM, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Santa Barbara, do hereby proclaim the day of October 24, 2002, as GLOBAL PEACE NOW "Prayer Day" in our community and state that a Sacred Ceremony and Council for Global Peace will be conducted at UCSB October 23-24, 2002, starting at The Tree of Peace to further "Global Peace Now!" as a universal human resolve.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of the City of Santa Barbara, California, to be affixed this 22nd day of October 2002.