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Atomic Bomb Dome memorial building in Hiroshima, Japan. NAVAPON_PLODPRONG / Getty Images

‘Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us’

March 4—The Back from the Brink national grassroots campaign and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, convened a virtual policy briefing with interactive workshops, themed “Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They…

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BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/10: Participants holding illuminated letters that read #NUCLEARBAN. Activists from New York-based direct action group Rise and Resist and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) took to the streets to announce the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on January 22, 2021 by holding illuminated letters that read #NUCLEARBAN in front of iconic New York landscapes. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Press Release: Statement Welcoming TPNW Entry into Force

On January 22, Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada released a statement welcoming the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on behalf of the members of Soka Gakkai worldwide.

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U.N. Headquarters, New York. On Oct. 24, the U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons reached its precondition for entry into force.

A Revolution in Disarmament

Hiroshima Atomic bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow cried tears of joy when she learned that, on Oct. 24, the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons had reached the 50th member state required for its entry into force.

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SGI Statement on the Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by 50 States

We wish to wholeheartedly welcome the ratification, on October 24, 2020, UN Day, of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) by Honduras, meeting the 50-state minimum necessary for the entry into force. Three years and…

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Soka Gakkai Urges Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 75th Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

TOKYO, Aug 6, 2020: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization has put out a statement calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the early entry into force…

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