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Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons

Press Release TOKYO: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today issued his 2015 peace proposal, “A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth.” In the proposal, Ikeda welcomes…

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Interview with Clifton Truman Daniel, “Sharing the ‘Same Heart’ for Peace”

Clifton Truman Daniel is a lecturer, published author and the eldest grandson of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who ordered the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Living Buddhism spoke with Mr. Daniel about…

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The Promise of Dialogue: Moving Beyond the Use of Military Force

By Daisaku Ikeda (The Japan Times, Jan. 11, 2007) From a 12-part essay series by Daisaku Ikeda carried in The Japan Times, a leading English-language daily published in Japan, from May 2006 through April 2007. “We continue to emphasize our…

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Civil Society Must Push Nuke Ban

By Daisaku Ikeda (The Japan Times, Feb. 28, 2011) Last year, important international conferences were held to tackle such pressing global challenges as climate change and nuclear disarmament. While these conferences saw the emergence of constructive new consensus,…

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