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Jan 28, 2019, 00:00 ET Buddhist Leader's Peace Proposal Calls for Urgent Action toward Disarmament and Increased Role for Youth

On January 26, the 37th annual peace proposal by Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist movement, was released, titled "Toward a New Era of Peace and Disarmament: A...


Jun 07, 2018, 03:00 ET Esquivel and Ikeda Issue Joint Appeal to Youth Calling for Resilience and Hope

On June 5, in Rome, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda released an appeal to young people worldwide, calling for a new world built on justice and...


Jan 26, 2018, 00:00 ET Buddhist Leader Ikeda Urges Human Rights Focus as Key to Resolution of Global Issues and Nuclear Weapons Abolition

On January 26, 2018, Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), issued his annual peace proposal, titled "Toward an Era of Human Rights: Building a People's ...


Nov 13, 2017, 03:00 ET SGI Buddhist Association Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition as Moral Imperative at Vatican Conference

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...


Jul 10, 2017, 03:30 ET International Buddhist Group Welcomes Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at UN Headquarters in New York on July 7 is being lauded as a historic step for humankind by the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)...


Jan 26, 2017, 00:00 ET Buddhist Leader's Annual Peace Proposal Stresses Power of Youth in Building Global Solidarity, Calls on Civil Society to Play Active Role in Nuclear Disarmament Talks

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...


May 06, 2016, 02:00 ET Faith Groups Issue Interfaith Statement Calling for Urgent Action towards Nuclear Weapons Abolition in Geneva

On May 2, a group of diverse faith-based organizations issued a powerful interfaith statement highlighting the moral and ethical imperatives for the abolition of nuclear weapons, to mark the second...


Jan 26, 2016, 00:00 ET Buddhist Leader Calls for Respect for Dignity of All, Protection of Refugees and Most Vulnerable

In his annual peace proposal released on January 26, titled "Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace," Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist...


Jan 26, 2015, 00:00 ET Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year since WWII

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has issued his 2015 peace proposal, "A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth....


Apr 25, 2014, 05:49 ET US Faith Groups Unite to Call for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Stressing Devastating Humanitarian Impact

WASHINGTON DC and TOKYO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - On April 24, 2014, Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI) sponsored "Making a Difference - Faith Communities and the Humanitarian...


Jan 27, 2014, 00:01 ET Buddhist Leader Calls for Regional Cooperation in Response to Natural Disasters, Youth Summit on Nuclear Weapons Abolition

TOKYO, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - In his annual peace proposal, "Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies," released on January 26, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the...


Apr 25, 2013, 02:45 ET International Survey by SGI Youth Shows 91% See Nuclear Weapons as Inhumane

GENEVA, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - 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...


Jan 28, 2013, 00:01 ET Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue between China and Japan

TOKYO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom...


Jan 28, 2013, 00:01 ET Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue between China and Japan

TOKYO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom...


Jun 07, 2012, 04:00 ET Buddhist Leader Highlights Need for Education, Empowerment in Advance of Rio+20 Meeting

TOKYO, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal on June 6 stressing that empowerment of individuals and communities ...


Jan 26, 2012, 01:23 ET Buddhist Leader Calls for 2015 Nuclear Abolition Summit in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and End to Japan's Reliance on Nuclear Power

TOKYO, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - 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...


Nov 22, 2010, 02:34 ET SGI President Awarded 300th Academic Honor from University of Massachusetts
Boston

TOKYO, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist association and founder of Soka University, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris...


Nov 04, 2010, 05:37 ET Soka Gakkai Buddhist Association Celebrates 80 Years of Empowerment for Peace

TOKYO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - The Soka Gakkai Buddhist association celebrated its 80th anniversary with a commemorative meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on November 3 attended by about 5,000 people, including 250...


Oct 06, 2010, 22:52 ET Exhibition on Nuclear Disarmament and Human Security Opens in Vienna

TOKYO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - An antinuclear exhibition created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), "From a Culture of Violence to Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," was...


Sep 09, 2010, 07:51 ET Women, Peace and Security Seminar Highlights Women's Contributions to
Peacebuilding

TOKYO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - The United Nations University (UNU) hosted a seminar entitled "Women Making Peace: Where Are We Now? Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 10 Years On"...


May 12, 2010, 19:10 ET Two Million Youth Call for Nuclear Weapon-Free World

NEW YORK, May 12 /CNW/ - On May 11, a petition of 2,276,167 signatures from youth calling for the adoption of a Nuclear Weapons Convention which would comprehensively ban nuclear weapons was...


Apr 28, 2010, 03:36 ET Youth Reject Nuclear Weapons, SGI Survey Shows

TOKYO, April 28 /CNW/ - From January to March 2010, youth members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in six countries conducted surveys of their peers' attitudes toward nuclear weapons and their...


Jan 26, 2010, 02:31 ET SGI President Calls for Accelerated Action toward Nuclear Abolition

TOKYO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - In a proposal released on Jan. 26, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation," Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda calls for accelerated moves toward the...


Jan 20, 2010, 06:28 ET SGI Organizations Support Haiti Relief Efforts

TOKYO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Soka Gakkai International (SGI) organizations around the world have made donations to assist the relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake which hit the...


Dec 08, 2009, 05:48 ET Faiths Join to Stress Vital Challenge of Nuclear Abolition at Melbourne
Parliament of World's Religions

TOKYO, Dec. 8 /CNW/ - Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives joined voices during the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, on December 7, calling for moral...