(BIVN) – A new exhibit on display just outside the offices of county officials are promoting a “Culture of Peace”.
The peace exhibits are on loan from Soka Gakkai International USA (SGI-USA), county officials say, and will be on display in the County of Hawaii’s Aupuni Center from November 13 to November 21. The public is welcome to view the exhibits during business hours, 8am – 4pm, the county says.
“The themes of the peace exhibits are Victory Over Violence (VOV) and Transforming the Human Spirit,” a Parks and Recreation Department media release states. “Created in 1999, by youthful members of the SGI-USA, VOV is a movement to help inspire young people throughout the world to identify and root out violence in their daily lives and their communities, and as a way to support the United Nations “Culture of Peace” initiative.”
The goal of the VOV program is to contribute to a culture of peace through dialogue and action, the county says, while encouraging respect, trust and friendship among people regardless of race, religion and culture.