Soka Gakkai International
Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
Guided by the shared goal of contributing to peace, culture and education based on respect for the dignity of life, local SGI organizations develop activities in line with the cultural contexts of their respective societies.
The SGI’s efforts to help build a lasting culture of peace are based on a commitment to dialogue and nonviolence and the understanding that individual happiness and the realization of a peaceful world are inextricably linked.
As a means of raising awareness and stimulating dialogue on shared issues facing humankind, the SGI and its members are actively involved in the creation and showing of exhibitions around the world that focus on nuclear abolition, sustainable development and humanitarian challenges.
Jointly created by the SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), this exhibition explores the historical realities of nuclear weapons use and their existence as a continuing threat to human security and sustainability. It examines the nuclear weapons issue from several perspectives and presents an overview of disarmament achievements.
Created by the SGI, this exhibition highlights the synergy between the goals of human security and disarmament, particularly nuclear weapons abolition. It also refers to the personal dimensions of disarmament, suggesting that the issue of nuclear weapons provides us with an opportunity to fundamentally change our mindset as we engage in the challenge of moving from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.
A joint initiative of the SGI and the Earth Charter International, this exhibition stresses our interconnectedness with the rest of the community of life and the need to broaden our sphere of compassion and concern. It encourages viewers to overcome feelings of powerlessness and highlights the fact that a single individual can initiate positive change.
Created by the SGI and the Earth Charter Initiative, this exhibition gives an introduction to sustainable development, the role of education and the Earth Charter as a set of values and principles for sustainable living.
Jointly created by the SGI and the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), this exhibition highlights individual and community level initiatives and reflects input from people on the front lines of humanitarian crises. It calls on viewers to work together toward humanistic solutions to the challenges of today.
SGI’s Activities for Nuclear Abolition
by Kazuo Ishiwatari and Kimiaki Kawai
Singapore Soka Association—Promoting Harmonious Coexistence in the Lion City
by Dennis Lee, director of Program and Community Relations, SSA
Soka Gakkai in America: Focused on Servant Leadership and Dialogic Teaching
by William Aiken, director of public affairs, SGI-USA