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Press Release: SGI Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Vatican Conference

Press Release: SGI Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Vatican Conference

Tokyo, Nov 13, 2017: Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons and urged increased efforts in awareness-raising at the conference on “Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” held at the Vatican in Rome on November 10 and 11.

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SGI President Congratulates ICAN on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

SGI President Congratulates ICAN on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Tokyo, Oct 6, 2017: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today congratulated ICAN, (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Why the World Needs More Global Citizens

Why the World Needs More Global Citizens

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei received a global citizenship award in Toronto this week, and on Friday night, former U.S. President Barack Obama is speaking in the Canadian city, where he’s expected to weigh in on the importance of global citizenship.

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SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

“The essence of the issue is not the confrontation between states that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not; it is the confrontation between the threat of nuclear weapons and humanity’s right to life.”

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New Book: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: That We Never Forget

New Book: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: That We Never Forget

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons in September 1957,  Soka Gakkai has published a new book containing over 50 testimonies by  hibakusha—A-bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

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Daisaku Ikeda Meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990 and 1995

Daisaku Ikeda Meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990 and 1995

Coinciding with JULY 18 NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY, a new short video clip of President Ikeda's meeting with Nelson Mandela has been added to his essay, "Nelson Mandela--Lion of Freedom," on the Daisaku Ikeda website.

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SGI’s Working Paper to 2nd Session of 2017 UN Conference for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

SGI’s Working Paper to 2nd Session of 2017 UN Conference for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On June 15, the second session of the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination, convened at the United Nations in New York, continuing a historic process toward a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

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Ban treaty offers chance for a world free of nuclear arms

Ban treaty offers chance for a world free of nuclear arms

The crucial second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons will take place from June 15 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Time for a Treaty to Bring an End to Nuclear Danger

Time for a Treaty to Bring an End to Nuclear Danger

With the threat of nuclear destruction growing, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda says that the start of UN negotiations toward a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons is an opportunity we must seize.

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