“Revolution in You” is SGI-USA’s anthem for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
“Let us abandon the habit of studiously ignoring the menace posed to Earth by nuclear weapons and instead demonstrate – clearly and through the power of people – that a world without nuclear weapons can indeed be realized in our lifetimes.” Daisaku Ikeda, Building a Global Solidarity Toward Nuclear Abolition.
Buddhism respects life-all life. Based on this principal, the Soka Gakkai International wholeheartedly supports the abolition of nuclear weapons. In 2011, SGI-USA youth launched Our New Clear Future campaign to raise awareness about this critical issue and to help build consensus in America toward abolishing these weapons forever.
In 1957, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda made a public declaration- that all nuclear weapons be outlawed. Heeding his call, the SGI has made the abolition of nuclear weapons a prime objective for more than 50 years.
To raise awareness the SGI has initiated a number of projects including exhibitions such as “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit” and “Everything You Treasure – For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” as well as petition drives, and the “People’s Decade for Nuclear Abolition” campaign.
What Can You Do?
Educate Yourself. Become familiar with the issue. A great start is Soka Gakkai International’s People’s Decade Page: http://www.peoplesdecade.org/
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