Human Rights

Back to listJun 23, 2006

International Politics Scholar Speaks at Soka Gakkai Youth Lecture Series

On June 22, Kinhide Mushakoji, an international politics scholar and director of the Center for Asia Pacific Partnership at the Osaka University of Economics and Law, was the guest speaker at the second Youth Lecture Series sponsored by the Soka Gakkai Youth Peace Conference. Professor Mushakoji stated that at the core of the United Nation's efforts to promote human security is the idea that people, especially in impoverished and weak countries, should be protected from threats and lack of basic needs. He stressed that rather than "homogeneous" harmony that rejects differences, Japan should foster and promulgate a "pluralistic" harmony. Professor Mushakoji affirmed his belief that Buddhism, with its compassionate teachings, holds the key to resolving various human conflicts.