In Society > Exhibits


  • Seeds of Hope

    Award-winning SGI exhibition linked to the UN's Earth Charter and first shown at the 2002 Johannesburg Earth Summit. This exhibition was created in conjunction with Earth Charter International.

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    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.

    It also introduces the positive vision for sustainable living expressed in the Earth Charter, and gives examples of eight individuals and groups who have successfully taken action for change, from Africa to the Arctic and Eastern Europe.

    The message "It starts with one" is key and uses the "Learn, Reflect, Empower" formula.

    The exhibition consists of 11 banners 80 x 200 cms, supplied with stands and 2 hanging banners 120 x 235cms.

    There is an associated activity pack that goes along with the exhibition, as well as a 30 minute DVD called "A Quiet Revolution" featuring 3 cases studies, including 2 featured in this exhibition.

    • Gandhi, King, Ikeda; Community Builders

      Dr, Lawrence Carter, Dean of Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel of Morehouse College, who conceptualised the exhibition has written this about the exhibition:- "It conveys the lives and work of three exemplary individuals from three different cultures and nationalities, races and faith traditions whose common path of profound dedication to peace inspires us to live with courage and create peace in the world starting with ourselves. It was not my intention to equate the achievements of these three architects of peace, but to spotlight the outstanding quality of their dedication and commitment to nonviolence."

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      The exhibition is free-standing and made up of photographic panels and text with colourful 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.

      The exhibition consists of 24 banners, 80 x 205cms, and 2 banners 100 x 205 cms, on self-supporting stands.

      There is a booklet showing all the panels, as well as a special DVD created by Morehouse College to accompany the exhibition.

    • Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons:

      From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace
      This exhibition has been created as a tool to help raise people's awareness towards nuclear abolition.

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      This exhibition highlights the synergy between the goals of human security and disarmament, particularly nuclear weapons abolition. It also refers to the personal dimensions of disarmament, suggesting that the issue of nuclear weapons provides us with an opportunity to fundamentally change our mindset as we engage in the challenge of moving from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.

      The exhibition consists of 24 banners, 125cm x 210 cm (some panels need to be shown together so will be 250cm in width) and 2 banners 100cm x 205cm, on self-supporting stands. This exhibition was available from autumn 2004.

      There is a DVD to accompany three case studies in India, Australia and Turkey, to illustrate the positive impact of human rights education and training. This film was jointly produced by SGI together with Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

    • Choose Dialogue Exhibition

      The exhibition aims to show that by engaging in sincere dialogue that seeks mutual understanding the world can change.

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      This exhibition was created to mark the 45th anniversary of a dialogue held between Professor Arnold Toynbee and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda.

      The exhibition looks at the main these of the dialogue held between these two thinkers and then takes the journey of looking at what dialogue is, what the purpose of dialogue is, and then what we as individuals can do.

      The exhibition consists of 13 banners, 100cm x 33cm on self-supporting stands. This exhibition was available from 2017.

    • "What is SGI-UK?" Exhibition

      This exhibition is introductory in nature, explaining who Soka Gakkai International -United Kingdom is, what we do, where do we come from historically, and why we do what we do.

      The exhibition consists of 5 banners, 100 cm by 33 cm on self-supporting stands. This exhibition was available from summer 2012.