Peace and Disarmament
"From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" Exhibition Held in Paraguay
From May 25-29, 2009, SGI's exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" was shown at the General Andrés Rodríguez National School in Asunción, Paraguay founded by former Paraguayan President Andrés Rodríguez.
School Principal Alberto Vila Maldonado proposed holding the exhibition based on his understanding of SGI-Paraguay members' grassroots movement to promote peace, culture and education. The exhibition was officially recognized as an event for the local school district. During the five-day showing, approximately 6,000 students from 28 schools in the school district viewed the exhibition as part of their classes.
[Adapted from an article in the June 10, 2009 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of SGI-Paraguay]