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Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada issued the following statement on February 28, 2022

March 2, 2022

The flames of war continue to spread in Ukraine. It is deeply regrettable that civilian casualties are on the rise. Many people’s lives, livelihoods and dignity have been threatened by the armed conflict. This is truly tragic. It is heartbreaking to see the dire situation every day. We strongly call for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

I hope that utmost efforts will be made by all countries concerned to prevent the situation from worsening. As a Buddhist, together with Soka Gakkai members around the world, I am offering fervent prayers for the quickest possible end to the conflict and a return to peace and safety for all.

Minoru Harada
President, Soka Gakkai


In solidarity with President Harada’s message and with the people of the world, let us offer our united and earnest prayers for the end of this crisis, for the safety of the people in Ukraine, and to move together toward peace throughout the world.

Tony Meers
SGI Canada General Director