Peace and Disarmament
Culture of Peace Exhibition Shown in Mexico
On April 15, 2010, the SGI exhibition, "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) officially opened at the Sciences Museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. This marked the debut of the Spanish-language version of the THS exhibition in Mexico.
Guests at the event included diplomats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, students, educators and SGI-Mexico members.
The THS exhibition will be shown until May 23, 2010, as part of "Nuclear Disarmament Month," organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico in collaboration with various organizations active in disarmament.
During his speech, SGI-Mexico General Director Roberto Rios underscored SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2009 nuclear disarmament proposal.
Secretary General of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) Ambassador Gioconda Ubeda stated that the THS exhibition reflects the kind of activities needed to enhance public concern about the threat of nuclear weapons. Similarly, writer Laura Esquivel said she felt the exhibition provides a set of ideals for people to work toward.
[Adapted from a report from the SGI Office of Public Information; photos courtesy of SGI-Mexico]