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SGI-Venezuela Hosts "Seeds of Hope" Exhibition

110131venezuela-SOH.jpg"Seeds of Hope" exhibition at the Science Museum of Caracas, Venezuela

SGI's exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH), produced in cooperation with the Earth Charter International, was shown at the Science Museum of Caracas, Venezuela, from November 21, 2010, to January 31, 2011.

At the exhibition, Jesús Alexander Cegarra, vice-minister of Environmental Conservation of the Ministry of People's Power for the Environment, spoke about a concept central to SGI members' Buddhist practice called "human revolution," which is a process of bringing forth one's full human potential as well as deepening the capacity to care for others. Sharing from the writings of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, he said that human revolution is essential for people to awaken to a greater sense of responsibility concerning environmental issues.

The exhibition was also displayed at the Barquisimeto Museum in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, from November 25 to December 16. Ricardo Valecillos, vice president of the Barquisimeto Museum, commented that the SOH exhibition provides the hope that actions taken by a single individual are not insignificant and will produce seeds of great change in society. 

[Adapted from an article in the December 18, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]