The Honda Outdoor Sculpture Garden was funded by Honda Corporation and dedicated in 1997 on the 10th anniversary of The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University and includes a variety of sculptures.
Jonah's deliverance from the whale was created as an acrobatic resurgence, a kind of spiritual transformation. Free from any encumbrances, the open figure's leap and reach are juxtaposed with the cruciform flukes of the whale. Surrounded by stone seats, visitors to this bronze sculpture are invited to ponder their own experiences of transformation from chaos to peace.
This four “rooms” of the stainless steel sculpture represent home as a peaceful and not-so-peaceful place: a nest of birds with a cat hovering below, a haven where children create and act out their dreams or a place where everything is turned upside down. Peace House invites those whose faces are reflected in the mirror-finish of the sculpture to think about their home.
Constructed in 1961 to separate West Germany from East Germany, the Berlin Wall represented the barrier between the countries of Western Europe and the Communist countries of Eastern Europe. The missing section of the wall represents the destruction of the wall in 1989 and the beginning of political and economic changes in that area of the world.
Visitors are invited to pass through the Moon Gate as a symbolic gesture of refusing to allow walls to separate them from others. The circular shape of the Moon Gate suggests unity and completeness entering our lives. At the entrance of the Moon Gate are two shelves on which visitors might leave symbols of those things they want to let go of or leave behind as they pass through.
|El Salvadoran Archbishop, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, assassinated
|Incarnate Son of God, taught followers to love their enemies and turn the other cheek
|Launched campaigns of nonviolent resistance in South Africa and India
|Martin Luther King Jr.
|Nobel Peace Prize Winner, advocate for civil rights and non-violence resistance
|Quaker, refused military service during Civil War, arrested and tortured, died in prison
|Maurilia Coc Macs and
Santiago Coc Pop
|Guatemalan Indian children killed by the army in October 1995
|Anti-nuclear activist, physician
|Abolitionist, escaped from slavery in 1849, helped others to freedom
|A merchant and pacifist, founder of New York Peace Society in 1815
|Religious writer and poet, Trappist monk, priest
|Nicaraguan peace mediator with John Paul Lederach
|Founder of Nonviolence International and Palestinian Center for Nonviolence in Jerusalem
|Margareta Sattler and
|Drowned/burned at the stake as martyrs for Anabaptist faith
|Latino leader and Ohio farm labor organizer
|Victim of Great Cultural Revolution in China; Educational Exchange Student to Bluffton
|Catholic missionary serving poor of India, Nobel Prize winner
|Catholic Worker Movement, pacifist, Houses of Hospitality in voluntary poverty
|South African founder/leader of Black Consciousness Movement, died in police custody
|Walked 2500+ miles to advocate for peace among: nations, groups, individuals, inner peace
|MCC volunteer in Vietnam
|Bosnian Franciscan priest, international peacemaking efforts, lives in exile in Zagreb
|Nigerian human rights, murdered by the military government
|Ita Ford, Maura Clarke,
Jean Donovan, Dorothy Kazel
|Nuns killed by the military in El Salvador in 1980
|Founded the Highlander Folk School and was active in the early Civil rights movement
|Founder/director of the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington D. C
|Dom Helger Camara
|Brazilian archbishop, social worker, human rights organizer, advocate of the poor
|Adolfo Perez Esquivel
|Argentine Nobel Prize winner, leader of Servicio Paz y Justicia
|Nicaraguan peace mediator with John Paul Lederach
|Social worker killed by Viet Cong
|Anabaptist peacemaker in the 16th century, Mennonite derived from his name
|Anabaptist martyr remembered through letter to her infant son, Isaiah; in Martyr s Mirror
|Anabaptist who rescued his persecutor from drowning and was later executed
|MCC worker in Ukraine, arrested and vanished
|Bartolome de las Casas
|Advocate for Native American rights and justice
|Thich Nhat Hanh
|Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peacemaker between Christians and Buddhists
|North Africa, refused to go to war
|First woman elected to Congress, pacifist, voted against U.S entry into both World Wars
|St. Francis of Assisi
|Franciscan rule: not to take up deadly weapons or bear arms against anyone.
|Founder of Congress on Racial Equality
|WM. Lloyd Garrison
|Minister in the Fellowship of Reconciliation, You cannot conquer war by war.
|Quaker leader/founder Society of Friends
|Lydia Maria Child
|Peace advocate and abolitionist
|Maria Weston Chapman
|Founded the first secular pacifist organization in the U.S, the Learned Blacksmith
|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
|Woman s rights advocate, organized the first Woman's Rights Convention
|Mohamed Anwar El Sadat
|Former president of Egypt, Nobel Peace Prize winner, assassinated
|Pacifist and social worker, 1931 Nobel Peace Prize
|Cheyenne chief, peace advocate for Native Americans despite threats on his life
|Founder of the league of five Iroquois nations and the Law of the Great Peace
|American Indian Movement leader, falsely accused of murder and imprisoned
|Creator of the Cherokee writing system
|Cheyenne peace chief
|Oglala Lakota religious leader who became a Christian and shared his faith with other tribes
|Wallowa Valley Nez Perce leader, peace advocate between Native Americans and whites
|Cherokee peace warrior
|Mennonite non-registrant during the Vietnam War
|Mennonite imprisoned during WWII for his CO position
|Spiritual/political leader of Tibet, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1989
|Quaker imprisoned during WWII for his CO position
|Peace advocate between groups in Pakistan
|Participated in nonviolent civil rights movement in US through Montgomery Bus Boycott
|The anthropologist from Chile, imprisoned in Peru as a human rights activist
|Saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, disappeared while in Russian captivity
|Henry David Thoreau
|Poet/author of Civil Disobedience
|The Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, survivor from Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Glewitz
|1993 Nobel Peace Prize, 30 years imprisoned for anti-apartheid, South African president
Other nearby installments with Lion and Lamb connections:
The six-sided western cedar International Peace Pole was planted in 2007 to mark The Lion and Lamb s 20th year of promoting peace.
May peace prevail on earth is translated into 12 languages: Arabic, Bosnia, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Lakota Sioux, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and American Sign Language.
Located below Sauder Visual Arts Center near the Riley Creek and based on legends found in many cultures, the three large granite rocks create a neutral space to foster dialogue and listening in an effort to resolve conflict through dialogue without resorting to violence.