Webinar – The Peace Proposals at 40: Creating Vibrant Hope and Advancing the Culture of Peace

Every year since 1983, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) has published a peace proposal authored by its President Daisaku Ikeda. These proposals put forth ideas addressing global issues, grounded in hope and Buddhist humanism to help build the foundations of the culture of peace. Commemorating the 40th peace proposal, a panel discussion was held with peacebuilders and educators from around the world – live on Facebook.

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Press coverage: article in the Seikyo Newspaper, Japan.

Annual Peace Proposal

Photo credit: https://www.daisakuikeda.org/

Educator and Peacebuilder, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda’s 2020 Annual Peace Proposal Toward Our Shared Future: Constructing an Era of Human Solidarity Applauds Youth Climate Action and Promotes Nuclear Weapons Treaty.

“Makiguchi never denied the value of competition within the workings of society, considering a mutual striving for excellence to be an enriching source of energy and creativity. What he found problematic was our tendency to view the world as solely the site of competition for survival, to base our behavior on the assumption that our lives are independent of all others and to remain in denial regarding the effects of such behavior.

The foundation of Makiguchi’s thinking was an awareness that this world is, more than anything, the site of shared living.”

For the latest 2022 proposal: Transforming Human History: The Light of Peace and Dignity