Proposals

In 1983, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda began writing peace proposals, which he has continued to publish annually on the anniversary of the SGI's founding, January 26. These proposals offer a perspective on issues facing humanity, suggesting solutions and responses grounded in Buddhist philosophy. They include specific agendas for strengthening the United Nations, including boosting the capacity for civil society involvement, which Ikeda regards as essential to the establishment of a peaceful world. The proposals frequently illustrate the crucial importance of dialogue as a means to break through deadlock in world affairs. In addition, he has also made proposals touching on issues such as education reform, the environment, the United Nations and nuclear abolition.

[Adapted from Soka Gakkai International (SGI) website]

 

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Peace Proposals
Nuclear Abolition Proposal
 
UN Proposal
Environmental Proposal


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Strength is happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being. A strong spirit, strong faith and strong prayer--developing these is victory and the world of Buddhahood.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

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