This event is part of a series of talks on how we as individuals can contribute to building a more peaceful global community, beginning in our immediate surroundings. It has been organised by Soka Gakkai International-UK (a socially engaged lay-buddhist organisation) and is open to everyone who has an interest in furthering the causes of peace, dialogue, respect and trust within communities.
SGI-UK General Director Robert Harrap will give a free talk and lead an open discussion on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2016 United Nations Peace Proposal titled "Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace".
Daisaku Ikeda's 2016 United Nations Peace Proposal suggests three areas of action to which we can make personal contributions. These will be discussed at the talk and there will be time to ask questions. The three proposed areas of action are:
- Humanitarian aid and human rights protection;
- Ecological integrity and disaster risk reduction; and
- Disarmament and the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
Every year since 1983, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda publishes a peace proposal which explores the interrelation between core Buddhist concepts and the diverse challenges global society faces in the effort to realise peace and human security. In addition, he has also made proposals touching on issues such as education reform, the environment, the United Nations and nuclear abolition.
Robert Harrap has been the General Director of SGI-UK since December 2013. Before that he spent 16 years as a barrister in chambers in London’s Inner Temple.
***This event is part of the Creating Peace Through Personal Transformation Series - more info via Facebook group