Peace, Culture & Education

The concept of peace the SGI adopts is not merely the absence of armed conflict. The peace process is dynamic, interactive process where deep-rooted, self-destructive tendencies are channelled towards creative and constructive ends. Underlying this is how people across nations and cultures could coexist based on mutual trust and respect and their awareness as citizens of a global community.

In achieving this, the SGI promotes educational and cultural exchanges. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda engages himself in a worldwide goodwill exchange, meeting with world leaders, scholars and the academia to deliberate on issues of great concern to peace and humanity.

Institutions founded by the SGI President dedicated to peace and intercultural dialogue include the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and Boston Research Centre for the 21st Century. Cultural institutions he founded include the Min-On Concert Association and the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. Mr Ikeda also initiated the Soka school system comprising pre-school to post-graduate institutions. Soka University founded by Daisaku Ikeda in 1971, has exchange programme with more than 50 institutions of higher learning worldwide, including National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.