Order the summer edition here

Daisaku Ikeda's Peace Proposal for 2019

PROHIBITION / The world's largest Buddhist peace movement supports the initiative to ban the development and use of autonomous weapons and proposes to establish a group of friends for the ban on nuclear weapons.

Since 1960, Japanese Daisaku Ikeda has led the Soka Gakkai Movement (SGI), the world's largest Buddhist peace movement. The organization has its roots in Japan, but is currently active worldwide. Since the atomic bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan's nuclear weapons resistance has been great. That Soka Gakkai is one of the original partners in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is quite natural. Resistance to nuclear weapons in Japan lies decades ahead of nuclear resistance in the West. When ICAN launched its campaign to ban nuclear weapons in 2007, the Soka Gakkai movement simultaneously marked the 50 year anniversary for its anti-nuclear weapons declaration that Ikeda's teacher and predecessor Josei Toda presented in 1957.

Ikeda's lyrics always give me hope that we have the power to change ours
own society, and that peace is possible. ”Anna Ikeda

It is the thinking and values ​​of Buddhism
which has guided the peace work of the Soka Gakkai movement, which Toda also pointed out
his anti-nuclear declaration: “Although the movement against nuclear weapons has spread
around the world, it is my desire to move forward. . .

Dear reader.
To continue reading, create a new free reader account with your email,
or logg inn if you have done it before. (click on forgotten password if you have not received it by email already).
Select if necessary Subscription (69kr)

avatar photos
Lene Grimstad
Grimstad is a former journalist in MODERN TIMES, and a board member of Norges Fredslag.

You may also like