Peace Exhibition: Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World
The exhibition "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" was launched at the UN Headquarters in February 2004 where it was seen by 10,000 people, including many local school children. It has also been shown at Columbia and Harvard Universities, the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., as well as in Canada, Switzerland, Spain, India, Jordan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Luxembourg and Panama.
The exhibition illustrates the importance of building a culture of peace at all levels of society, highlighting the work of peace activists and showcasing essays and artwork of children, the inheritors of this task.
This exhibit brings together the ideas of hundreds of people and organizations dedicated to finding a path to lasting peace. Everything that is needed to build a culture of peace already exists in each of our hearts.
As stated in the United Nations definition, a Culture of Peace is a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes and solving problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.
For further information about availability of this exhibition for educational use, contact Chia Kok Peng.
SGI-USA website: Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World <http://www.sgi-usa.org/newsandevents/exhibitions/cultureofpeace.php>