On 24 September, a peace talk themed “Winning the Threat of Nuclear Weapons” was held at the SGM culture centre in Cheras. It was streamed online and live to the culture centres in several other states. A total of 538 individuals participated.
The speaker was SGM Peace Committee adviser Prof Dato’ Dr Christopher Boey, who focused his sharing on statements issued by SGI President Ikeda regarding the principle of “No First Use,” advocating that nuclear-weapon states should refrain from initiating a nuclear strike. The talk delved into the underlying root causes behind the existence of nuclear weapons and the action needed to prevent the outbreak of a nuclear war.
Dr Christopher stressed that one needs to be hopeful and courageous to persist in promoting nuclear disarmament. He added that deepening friendships is also vital. He encouraged the participants to undertake the noble mission of contributing to the construction of a nuclear-free world.
After the talk, SGM student division members participated in a peace workshop to explore topics related to the environment, non-violent culture and global citizenship. Young women’s student division leader Koo Wei Qian urged the members to take bold actions for peace.