Peace and Disarmament
"From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" Exhibition Shown in Fukuoka, Japan
On October 28, 2009, the exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" was shown at the Kyushu Auditorium in Fukuoka, Japan. This is the first time the exhibition has been shown in Japan. Among those attending the opening were several representative SGI-Korea youth members. The exhibition provides an opportunity to learn about SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's thoughts on peace and enables people to take the initiative and help eliminate nuclear weapons.
SGI created "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" 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 has been shown in more than 50 cities in 16 countries and territories and emphasizes that the fundamental way to abolish the threat of nuclear weapons is to transform the human heart, promulgate the notion that nuclear weapons are an absolute evil and strengthen solidarity among people everywhere.
[Adapted from an article in the October 30, 2009, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]