Peace and politics is explored at Portsmouth exhibition

PEACEMAKER Mahatma Gandhi
PEACEMAKER Mahatma Gandhi
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THE lives and work of three extraordinary peacemakers will be explored at a fascinating exhibition in Portsmouth and Havant.

The free event at Southsea library and The Spring will detail the stories of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr and Daisaku Ikeda.

Paul Clements, the co-ordinator of the Portsmouth and Havant event, said the message in the exhibition was an inspiring one.

He said: ‘It demonstrates that there are other ways to resolve conflict.

‘We are all told, in so many respects, that violence is some kind of solution and it can appear to be an appropriate response, because it seems simpler, or more direct, but it just continues the cycle and doesn’t, in the end, resolve anything.’

Linda Mullen, who is helping organise the event, added: ‘It’s important for people to realise that there is an option – that working toward peace is a realistic alternative.

‘It’s easy to think we are helpless, but this exhibition proves that just one person can make a difference – it starts with us.’

The exhibition will be held at Southsea library, in Palmerston Road, on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 4.30pm and between 11am and 3pm the following day.

It will then move to The Spring, in East Street, Havant on Monday, April 30 from 10.30am to 4.30am and the following day from 10.30am to 8pm.