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Silicon Valley Region Student Division. From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace Transforming the Human Spirit. A new exhibit. Exhibit Overview. Ensuring Human Security Arms-Based Security vs. Human Security Changing Our Worldview Global Efforts for Peace

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Silicon Valley Region Student DivisionFrom a Culture of Violenceto a Culture of PeaceTransforming the Human Spirit

A new exhibit

Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 Years

exhibit overview
Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 YearsExhibit Overview
  • Ensuring Human Security
  • Arms-Based Security vs. Human Security
  • Changing Our Worldview
  • Global Efforts for Peace
  • SGI’s Commitment to Nuclear Abolition
  • Profiles of Peace Heroes
a culture of violence arms based security
Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 YearsA Culture of Violence: Arms-Based Security
  • Wars Begin in the Minds of Men
  • Illusion of “efficiency”
    • “relegates human beings to the status of things and pursues expediency at the expense of countless human lives” Daisaku Ikeda, For the Sake of Peace
    • Dresden 20,000
    • Tokyo 100,000
  • Actual Deaths
    • Hiroshima 140,000
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Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 Years

“…we continue to talk about ‘us’ versus ‘them.’ Only when

we can start to talk about ‘us’ as including all of humanity

will we truly be at peace…”

Mohamed ElBaradei

Director General

International Atomic Energy Agency

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Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 Years
  • “I wish to go further, to attack the problem at its root.
  • I want to expose and rip out the claws that lie hidden
  • in the very depths of such weapons.”
  • Josei Toda
  • Declaration Calling for the
  • Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
  • September 1957
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Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 Years
  • “Through this declaration, Toda entrusted young people with the task of inspiring this conviction in others, urging them to conduct dialogue based on belief in the preciousness of human life and the human capacity for wisdom, courage and compassion. He wanted his audience to arouse and call forth those qualities in others and communicate to them the imperative of taking action toward nuclear abolition.”
  • Daisaku Ikeda
  • Restoring the Human Connection:
  • The First Step to Global Peace
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Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 Years
  • “Peace is a competition between despair and hope, between disempowerment and committed persistence.”
  • Daisaku Ikeda
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Student Division FNCC 2007: 50 Years
  • Become true leaders of society!
  • Become true victors of justice!
  • Become true builders of peace!
  • (Message from President Ikeda, July 13. 2007)
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