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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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SGI President Issues 2017 Peace Proposal

SGI President Issues 2017 Peace Proposal

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope” on January 26, 2017.

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New “MAPTING” App Launched

New “MAPTING” App Launched

A new app has been created to track and map activities that contribute to actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched at the UN in September 2015.

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Education: The Best Weapon against Violence

Education: The Best Weapon against Violence

The Non-Violence Project (NVP) Foundation was launched in Sweden in 1993 by Rolf Skjöldebrand and me. Today, the NVP is a Swiss-based nonprofit organization with offices in several countries that promotes social change through education. Our symbol is the well-known image of peace and nonviolence, the knotted gun.

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UN Turns to World’s Youth for Achieving 2030 Agenda

UN Turns to World’s Youth for Achieving 2030 Agenda

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s second term comes to an end on December 31, 2016, he has intensified efforts to focus on the concerns and aspirations of world’s youth, urging them to lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future.

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Unleashing the Power of Women

Unleashing the Power of Women

Children were virtually dying from hunger. Kids would be sitting outside different embassies just looking up and imagining that someone would give them food. Or you would see mothers bringing their babies and just leaving them there to die, hoping that people would give them food instead of allowing them to die. I felt I had to do something....

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Music Lessons

Music Lessons

When I was in elementary school, my mom would take me to orchestra concerts, and I still recall her leaning over before the program or while we waited in the intermission bathroom line, quietly encouraging me to check out the other people around us....

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Strategies for Ending Racism and Xenophobia in a Changing World

Strategies for Ending Racism and Xenophobia in a Changing World

Examining the phenomenon of xenophobia in South Africa, Nozipho January-Bardill considers what it can teach us about the causes and remedies of such violence wherever it occurs.

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Seeing Beyond the Expected

Seeing Beyond the Expected

A key requirement for peace in our diverse and complex world is our ability to embrace different perspectives. Dialogue is what enables us to do this, argues SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in this excerpt from his 2016 peace proposal, “Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace.”

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Interfaith Symposium in Madrid

Interfaith Symposium in Madrid

On April 2, an interfaith symposium organized by the Madrid Community Interfaith Dialogue Association (ADIM) on the theme of “utopia” is held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Madrid...

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