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Chapel exhibit honors Gandhi, King and Ikeda through Feb. 7

"Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace," an exhibit honoring three leaders in promoting peace and justice around the world, will be on display from Friday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 7, at the University Chapel. The exhibit is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life .

An official opening ceremony was held Monday, Feb. 3, at the chapel, featuring remarks from Lawrence Carter, dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College.

As part of the ceremony, Carter honored several members of the Princeton and nearby communities for their commitment to justice, peace, civil and human rights. They were Heddye Ducree, director of the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding; Joseph Williamson, former dean of religious life and of the chapel; Peter Paris, the Elmer Homrighausen Professor of Christian Social Ethics at the Princeton Theological Seminary; Robert Moore, executive director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action; and M. William Howard, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark.

The nationally touring exhibition includes photos, quotes and historical information honoring the lives and efforts of King, Mohandas Gandhi and Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International, an American Buddhist association that promotes world peace.

The exhibit and ceremony are free and open to the public. The chapel is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. Sunday.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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