Exhibitions

In the opening paragraph of his novel, The New Human Revolution, Daisaku Ikeda writes: “Nothing is more precious than peace. Nothing brings more happiness. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind”.

EXHIBITION: FROM A CULTURE OF WAR TO A CULTURE OF PEACE - TRANSFORMING THE HUMAN SPIRIT

This exhibition is free-standing and made up of thought-provoking photographic panels and text and conveys the great wish of every person to live in peace. It describes that without an awareness of our shared dignity and interconnectedness, our great human desire for peace will not be fulfilled and that this can only be achieved through each individual person seeking to develop our hope, our courage and our own humanity. Ultimately we learnt that it is through our actions to cherish the person in front of us, and the people within the communities and countries around us, that peace begins and is maintained.

This exhibition has been held in collaboration with the students and Universities of:

EXHIBITION: GANDHI, KING, IKEDA: A LEGACY OF BUILDING PEACE

Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda, are three men from three different cultures, religions and continents who have all followed a common path of tireless dedication and achievement in improving the lives of all people. This exhibition was created by Morehouse College, USA, Alma Mater of Martin Luther King Jr.  

The exhibition is free-standing and made up of photographic panels and text with colorful photographs, inspiring quotes and factual information about Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda. Divided into four sections it covers the concepts of; the importance of having a mentor in life; that all humanity is worthy of respect; how to translate lofty principles into daily action; that through the principles of non-violent action each individual can make a positive contribution to society; and how to use adversity for individual growth and development.

This exhibition has been held in collaboration with the students and Universities of:

The Richardson Institute of Lancaster University - 10-24 October 2010

EXHIBITION: SEEDS OF CHANGE

An award-winning exhibition made up of 16 panels, which is linked to the UN Earth Charter, was first shown at the 2002 Johannesburg Earth Summit.

This can also be shown with a smaller exhibition "Dialogue with Nature”  made up of 20 photographs by Daisaku Ikeda and the film “A quiet revolution”.

Exhibited at Portsmouth Library April 2007

EXHIBITION: SEEDS OF HOPE 

The "Seeds of Hope" exhibition stresses our interconnectedness with the rest of the community of life and the need to broaden our sphere of compassion and concern. It encourages viewers to overcome feelings of powerlessness and highlights the fact that a single individual can initiate positive change.

A joint initiative of SGI and the Earth Charter International

EXHIBITION: PAINTING A WORLD OF FRIENDSHIP

This exhibition is a call for global peace and friendship from those with the greatest stake in the future - the children of the world. 

Exhibited in Winchester in October 2003, in association with local authorities and UNICEF .

Other peace events held by SGI-UK:-

Hiroshima Peace Day – an event held regularly in commemoration of all of those who have suffered as a result of the use of nuclear weapons.  Most recently held at Taplow Court in Berkshire on 3 September 2011, featuring the exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit” and at the South London National Centre in Brixton, South London on 8 August 2010.  

The Taplow Court Peace Symposium – an interactive conference based on President Daisaku Ikeda’s Peace Proposals - is for invited academics. Short talks on topics that come out of the proposal, such as human rights & global citizenship are discussed in small groups & all together. The first symposium was held on 27th January 2010. In 2011 two were held, on 4th February and 16th September. In 2012 it was held on 5th December and most recently on 30th May, 2013.

 

Survey on People's Attitudes on Nuclear Weapons – conducted in eight countries from January to March 2010 by the youth members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI). The survey assessed the attitudes of their peers toward nuclear weapons and their abolition in advance of the May Non-Proliferation Treaty Review conference. A total of 4,475 interview surveys were conducted with people in their teens, twenties and thirties in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand, the USA, Brazil, South Africa and the UK.

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