Peace and Disarmament

Back to listMar 9, 2010

Soka Gakkai Youth Organize Lecture by Marshall Islands Ambassador


100310youth_lec.jpg Republic of the Marshall Islands Ambassador
Jiba B. Kabua

On March 9, 2010, Soka Gakkai youth members hosted one of a series of lectures titled "Toward World Peace and Human Security: A Statement Against War and Weapons of Mass Destruction" at the Josei Toda International Center in Tokyo, Japan. Republic of the Marshall Islands Ambassador Jiba B. Kabua was invited as guest speaker.

In his speech, Ambassador Kabua recounted that during the Cold War 67 nuclear tests were conducted in the Marshall Islands and stressed the need to abolish nuclear weapons. He also emphasized the importance of building solidarity among concerned citizens who will courageously and rationally speak out for this cause.

Ambassador Kabua reviewed the history of the Soka Gakkai and its presidents who dedicated their lives for the advancement of lasting peace. In addition, he referred to SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2010 Peace Proposal that outlines various ways to address the current structural distortions of global society, such as poverty and war, which undermine the dignity of human life. Ambassador Kabua expressed his hope to continue working alongside the Soka Gakkai in its endeavor to realize a world of peace and hope.


[Adapted from an article in the March 10, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; and a report from SGI Office of Public Information; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]