Peace and Disarmament
Nuclear Abolition and Human Security Exhibition Tours Universities in Taiwan
From November 15-23, 2008, the SGI's exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," which examines the nuclear weapons issue through the lens of human security and calls for peace, was shown at the National Taiwan University (NTU), one of Taiwan's top universities. Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) organized the event.
Attendees at the NTU opening on November 15 included: NTU Vice Presidents Bau Tzong-ho and George Chen Tai-Jen, Dean of Student Affairs Joyce Feng Yen, Dean of Social Science College Zhao Yong-mao, President of Legislative Yuan Wang Jin-pyng and Legislator Chang Chia-Chun. Mr. Wang commented that presenting the exhibition on campus is very meaningful, giving the students a chance to ponder peace and nonviolence. Some 3,000 students and professors toured the exhibition.
In May 2008, the exhibition traveled to 30 venues throughout Taiwan and was viewed by more than 80,000. TSA intentionally brought the exhibition to colleges and universities, aiming to raise awareness among students. In addition to NTU, the exhibition was shown at the National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan Normal University, Fu Jen Catholic University, Tunghai University, National Chung Hsing University and I-Shou University.
[Adapted from articles in the November 23 and December 2, 2008 issues of Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association; photos courtesy of Harmony Press]