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Peace and Disarmament | May 1 2015

SGI Joins Faith Groups in Launching Statement Condemning Nuclear Weapons

SGI Joins Faith Groups in Launching Statement Condemning Nuclear Weapons

"Nuclear weapons are incompatible with the values upheld by our respective faith traditions—the right of people to live in security and dignity; the commands of conscience and justice; the duty to protect the vulnerable and to exercise the stewardship that will safeguard the planet for future generations . . ." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 16 2015

Peace Emanates from SGI Youth Events Across the US and Argentina

Peace Emanates from SGI Youth Events Across the US and Argentina

During March, in 25 locations throughout the country, a total of some 12,000 SGI-USA youth members gathered to hold Youth Peace Expos marking March 16, SGI Kosen-rufu Day, and express in various ways their commitment to the dignity of life. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 10 2015

SGI-Italy's Anti-nuclear Weapons Campaign Senzatomica Comes to Rome

SGI-Italy's Anti-nuclear Weapons Campaign Senzatomica Comes to Rome

On March 10, as part of the SGI-Italy anti-nuclear weapons campaign Senzatomica, the multimedia exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" opened at La Pelanda in central Rome, where it will be shown until April 26. This is the 50th exhibition showing--including smaller displays--to be held as part of the Senzatomica campaign. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 27 2015

"Everything You Treasure" Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition Held at Mexican Senate

"Everything You Treasure" Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition Held at Mexican Senate

On February 24-27, the Spanish version of the exhibition "Everything You Treasure--For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons," (EYT) created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), was shown at the Mexican Senate building in Mexico City. The exhibition marked the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Tlatelolco on February 14, 1967, which created a Latin America and Caribbean Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 24 2015

Friendship Campaign Celebrated at SGI-Europe Summit

Friendship Campaign Celebrated at SGI-Europe Summit

From January 16-18, an SGI-Europe Kosen-rufu Summit brought together more than 250 SGI leaders from 31 countries across Europe. The summit was held at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Centre near London. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 9 2014

Faith Communities Unite Against Nuclear Weapons at ICAN Civil Society Forum; Issue Joint Statement

Faith Communities Unite Against Nuclear Weapons at ICAN Civil Society Forum; Issue Joint Statement

Prior to the holding of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons from December 8-9 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) held a Civil Society Forum (CSF) from December 6-7 at the Aula der Wissenchaften. The CSF was attended by more than 600 people from 70 countries representing 100 organizations. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 13 2014

Peace Scholar Kevin Clements Gives Lecture on Nonviolence in Tokyo

Peace Scholar Kevin Clements Gives Lecture on Nonviolence in Tokyo

On November 13, a lecture addressing Japan's need to choose peace was given at Shinjuku Meiji-Yasuda Life Hall in Tokyo by Professor Kevin Clements, renowned peace scholar, director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand and secretary general of the Soka Gakkai-affiliated Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 1 2014

SGI-Korea Joins Walk Against Bullying in Schools

SGI-Korea Joins Walk Against Bullying in Schools

On November 1, members of SGI-Korea (KSGI) were part of a group of parents, teenagers and young people who participated in an annual walk in Seoul to raise awareness of bullying and violence in schools. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 18 2014

SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

On October 17, SGI-Nepal held its 20th Annual Meeting in Kathmandu. The meeting was attended by some 1,000 members as well as their friends and family members. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 26 2014

SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, the first United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, SGI in Canada, Sweden and the U.S. participated in grassroots events in support of global nuclear disarmament. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 20 2014

SGI in UK and Spain Hold Peace Events Marking Toda's Declaration

SGI in UK and Spain Hold Peace Events Marking Toda's Declaration

On September 6 and 20 respectively, SGI-UK and SGI-Spain marked the anniversary of second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda's September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 10 2014

Seminars on Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in Panama and Brazil

Seminars on Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in Panama and Brazil

On September 10, SGI-Panama organized a seminar on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 peace proposal, "Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies," at the University of Panama in Panama City. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 9 2014

Symposiums on Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in India

Symposiums on Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in India

On September 9, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a symposium on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 peace proposal at the Chinmaya Mission auditorium in New Delhi. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 7 2014

SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Issue Peace Declaration

SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Issue Peace Declaration

On September 7, against a backdrop of the current rise of conflict and violence in the international arena, an SGI Youth Conference for Peace was held at the International Conference Center Hiroshima, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 1 2014

SGI-Italy Representatives Support Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace

SGI-Italy Representatives Support Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace

On September 1, an interreligious match for peace brought together two "dream teams" of former and current soccer stars including Javier Zanetti, Diego Armando Maradona, Ronaldinho and Gianluigi Buffon, with players representing the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Shinto faiths. SGI-Italy member Roberto Baggio was among the players who took part. ... read more