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Peace and Disarmament

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The SGI is working to expand grassroots support and global solidarity for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Examples include its People’s Decade for Nuclear Abolition campaign, now in its second decade, exhibitions communicating the inhumanity of nuclear weapons, recording the experiences of atomic bomb survivors and petition drives.

Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

The SGI’s nuclear abolition activities originate in second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s 1957 Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, which reads in part:

“Although a movement calling for a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons has arisen around the world, it is my wish to go further, to attack the problem at its root. I want to expose and rip out the claws that lie hidden in the very depths of such weapons.”

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People’s Decade for Nuclear Abolition

Launched on September 8, 2007, the aim of this campaign was, and continues to be, to increase the number of those in the world who reject these weapons, to expand the grassroots network of diverse groups and individuals around the world who share the common goal of eliminating nuclear weapons from this planet by collaborating with various international antinuclear movements, including the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Learn more

Toward a Nuclear Free World

The SGI and INPS (International Press Syndicate) have initiated a media project for nuclear abolition, reporting the underreported threat of nuclear weapons and efforts by those striving for a nuclear free world. Learn more

“Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons”

An exhibition launched by SGI and ICAN in August 2012 at the 20th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Its objective is to build a broader nuclear abolition constituency through education and empower people to take action for “the future we want.” Learn more

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: That We Never Forget

A book documenting the experiences of 50 atomic bomb survivors. Learn more

The SGI also participates actively in UN policymaking processes on nuclear disarmament and advocates for a preemptive ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS).

View resources promoting peace and nuclear disarmament here.

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