Vietnam and Waiting for Westmoreland–two anniversaries

Most people, I suspect, celebrate anniversaries as special occasions. These are different. They’re reference points in the tapestry of life. Signposts of events that have significantly affected the trajectory of my existence or describe it. Arriving in Vietnam 50 years ago. Writing a book about what transpired and how it changed me for the better.

The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope

Franco-American writer and professor Michele de Gastyne offers her views and agreement on SGI leader Ikeda’s proposal to put youth in the forefront of dealing with the problems of nuclear proliferation, refugees, xenophobia and more. It’s a long and densely worded article, reflecting both the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda and de Gastyne’s consideration of them.

Universal Respect for Human Dignity: the Great Path to Peace

In 2015 the problems of war and terrorism in the throughout the world continued. The crisis of Syrian refugees deepened. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s annual peace proposal submitted to the UN addresses these and other problems facing the world. We are publishing here, the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) news release summarizing and highlighting the proposal.

A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future

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 the ambitious scale of the United Nations’ proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting an end to poverty “in all its forms everywhere.”