Nuclear Abolition

Our activities for nuclear abolition originate from the 1957 anti-nuclear declaration made by the second president of the Soka Gakkai, Josei Toda, to 50,000 young people in Yokohama, Japan. In his declaration, Toda condemned nuclear weapons which threaten humanity's right to live as an embodiment of the bleakest aspects of the human heart, and called on the youth of the Soka Gakkai to take up the challenge of abolishing them. Since then, the SGI has promoted nuclear disarmament at a local, national and regional level and internationally at the United Nations.