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SGI President Issues 2018 Peace Proposal

SGI President Issues 2018 Peace Proposal

Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), issued his annual peace proposal titled “Toward an Era of Human Rights: Building a People’s Movement.”

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Press Release: SGI Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Vatican Conference

Press Release: SGI Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Vatican Conference

Tokyo, Nov 13, 2017: Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons and urged increased efforts in awareness-raising at the conference on “Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” held at the Vatican in Rome on November 10 and 11.

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SGI President Congratulates ICAN on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

SGI President Congratulates ICAN on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Tokyo, Oct 6, 2017: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today congratulated ICAN, (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

“The essence of the issue is not the confrontation between states that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not; it is the confrontation between the threat of nuclear weapons and humanity’s right to life.”

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Daisaku Ikeda Meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990 and 1995

Daisaku Ikeda Meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990 and 1995

Coinciding with JULY 18 NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY, a new short video clip of President Ikeda's meeting with Nelson Mandela has been added to his essay, "Nelson Mandela--Lion of Freedom," on the Daisaku Ikeda website.

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SGI’s Working Paper to 2nd Session of 2017 UN Conference for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

SGI’s Working Paper to 2nd Session of 2017 UN Conference for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On June 15, the second session of the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination, convened at the United Nations in New York, continuing a historic process toward a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

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Ban treaty offers chance for a world free of nuclear arms

Ban treaty offers chance for a world free of nuclear arms

The crucial second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons will take place from June 15 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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SGI President Issues 2017 Peace Proposal

SGI President Issues 2017 Peace Proposal

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope” on January 26, 2017.

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Education: The Best Weapon against Violence

Education: The Best Weapon against Violence

The Non-Violence Project (NVP) Foundation was launched in Sweden in 1993 by Rolf Skjöldebrand and me. Today, the NVP is a Swiss-based nonprofit organization with offices in several countries that promotes social change through education. Our symbol is the well-known image of peace and nonviolence, the knotted gun.

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