Sep 8 2007
SGI Launches People's Decade for Nuclear Abolition and "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace" Exhibition

The People’s Decade for Nuclear Abolition is an ongoing campaign to raise grassroots awareness and rejection of nuclear weapons. The campaign was launched by the SGI in September 2007 in collaboration with international antinuclear movements such as the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) initiated by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

The idea of the decade was put forward by Daisaku Ikeda in a proposal for reform of the United Nations published in August 2006. The launch of the Decade coincided with the 50th anniversary of the 1957 antinuclear declaration made by second president of the Soka Gakkai Josei Toda.

A key component of the campaign is the exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit” created by SGI in 2007. The exhibition was launched on September 8, 2007 in New York initiating the People’s Decade of Nuclear Abolition. It has since been shown in some 200 venues in 24 countries.