Antinuclear exhibition: From A Culture of Violence to A Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit Exhibition
The exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" was created by SGI in 2007 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Soka Gakkai Second President Josei Toda's Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (made on September 8, 1957).
The exhibition was launched on September 8, 2007, in New York at a civil society forum to galvanize public opinion toward the abolition of nuclear weapons and the creation of a culture of peace, specifically aimed at mobilizing youth. It has been shown in a total of 200 venues in 24 countries, including showings at the UN Office at Geneva and The Parliament House in Wellington, New Zealand.
Nuclear weapons stand at the top of the pyramid of violence, the pervasive influence of which hangs heavily over our daily lives as conflicts between communities, distrust, crime, domestic violence and abuse. At the bottom of this pyramid lies the silent, passive form of violence that is a lack of concern for others' sufferings.
The exhibition emphasizes that the fundamental solution to the nuclear issue--as well as a transformation from arms-based security to human security, from a culture of war to a culture of peace--requires a change in the human heart and that we triumph over violence.
Since its first launching at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM in Kuala Lumpur on 2 September 2007, the exhibition has toured to all the States throughout Malaysia and has been seen by more than 180,000 visitors.
For further information about availability of this exhibition for educational use, contact Chia Kok Peng.
"Testimonies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women Speak Out for Peace" (DVD) <http://www.peoplesdecade.org/decade/survivors/>
Soka Gakkai Second President Josei Toda’s Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons <http://www.joseitoda.org/vision/declaration/read>
Soka Gakkai International President Daisaku Ikeda’s proposal for UN reform and a UN Decade of Action by the World’s People for Nuclear Abolition <http://www.sgi.org/sgi-president/proposals/un-proposal.html>
People’s Decade for Nuclear Abolition Website <http://www.peoplesdecade.org/>
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) <http://www.icanw.org/>
UN Disarmament Education Website <http://www.un.org/disarmament/education/index.shtml>
UN Cyber School Bus <http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/>