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Press Releases | Apr 25 2014

US Faith Groups Unite to Call for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Stressing Devastating Humanitarian Impact

Washington DC: On April 24, 2014, Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI) sponsored "Making a Difference--Faith Communities and the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons," a one-day interfaith symposium held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. ... read more

Press Releases | Feb 21 2014

Compilation of 30 Years of Buddhist Leader’s Proposals for Peace Launched at UN Headquarters: Daisaku Ikeda's Key Ideas on Peace Now in One Volume

NEW YORK: On February 20, 2014, A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda's Proposals to the UN, a unique collection of 30 years of peace proposals by the president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, was launched in a high profile event held at the UN Headquarters. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 27 2014

SGI President Calls for Regional Cooperation in Response to Natural Disasters, Youth Summit on Nuclear Weapons Abolition

TOKYO: In his annual peace proposal, "Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies," released on January 26, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, calls for increased regional cooperation in response to extreme weather events and natural disasters. ... read more

Press Releases | Dec 6 2013

SGI President's Comment on Passing of Former South African President Nelson Mandela

In response to a request from the Japanese media, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda made the following comment today in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela: ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 8 2013

Lectures and Launch of New Chinese Language Website Mark 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

On September 8, 2013, Wang Wan, Chancellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Japan and wife of Ambassador H.E. Cheng Yonghua, visited the Soka International Women's Center in Tokyo to give a lecture titled "Reflecting the Origins of China-Japan Friendship" to an audience of 200 women. ... read more

Press Releases | Aug 14 2013

Soka Gakkai Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

20 Soka Gakkai youth members from Japan visited China from August 8-13, hosted by the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), continuing a tradition of exchange that began in 1979. ... read more

Press Releases | Apr 25 2013

International Survey by SGI Youth Shows 91% Consider Nuclear Weapons Inhumane

On April 23, the results of an international survey on attitudes towards nuclear weapons carried out by youth members of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist group were released at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) during the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. ... read more

Press Releases | Mar 13 2013

Exhibition on Nuclear Disarmament and Human Security Opens in Bahrain

The anti-nuclear weapons exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), opened on March 12 for the first time in the Middle East at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 28 2013

Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue between China and Japan

On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence." Ikeda stresses the centrality of the dignity of life and calls for action toward abolition of nuclear weapons, the need to address poverty as a human rights issue and ways of improving relations between China and Japan. ... read more

Press Releases | Nov 18 2012

Soka eBook Store Launched

A selection of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda's foreign language writings along with SGI-related books are now available in digital format from the Soka eBook Store. ... read more

Press Releases | Jun 7 2012

Buddhist Leader Highlights Need for Education, Empowerment in Advance of Rio+20 Meeting

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal on June 5 stressing that empowerment of individuals and communities is vital to achieving a sustainable global society. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 26 2012

Buddhist Leader Calls for 2015 Nuclear Abolition Summit in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and End to Japan's Reliance on Nuclear Power

In his 30th annual peace proposal, released on January 26, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, calls for a nuclear abolition summit to be held in 2015 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to ensure that the growing momentum toward abolition of nuclear weapons becomes irreversible. ... read more

Press Releases | Nov 1 2011

SGI Buddhist Association Supports Thai Flood Relief

In response to the heavy flooding which has devastated many parts of the country, the Soka Gakkai International Thailand (SGI-Thailand) Buddhist association has mobilized its youth members to deliver relief goods, and opened its centers in Nonthaburi, Thonburi and Pattaya for use as shelters for displaced people. ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 15 2011

Survey of Japanese Students Shows Changes in Attitudes, Outlook Since March Disaster

A survey carried out by members of the Soka Gakkai student division in the Tohoku region of northern Japan shows significant shifts in young people's attitudes since the March 11, 2011, "triple disaster" of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. ... read more

Press Releases | Aug 4 2011

Survey of Youth Attitudes to Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power

The Soka Gakkai Chugoku Student Peace Committee released on August 4 the results of its 16th annual survey on young people's attitudes to peace and nuclear weapons in the Hiroshima region, in advance of the August 6 anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. ... read more