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Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling For Abolition Of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue Between China And Japan

TOKYO, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence."

Ikeda stresses the centrality of the dignity of life and calls for action toward abolition of nuclear weapons, the need to address poverty as a human rights issue and ways of improving relations between China and Japan.

To make respect for the dignity of life a reality, he proposes three broad guidelines: sharing the joys and sufferings of others, having faith in the limitless possibilities of life and consistently defending and celebrating diversity. Specifically, Ikeda emphasizes dialogue and self-reflection as means for spreading empathy and fostering a culture of peace. He notes that, because of the multilayered nature of human identity, "there is always the possibility of finding in one-to-one human interchanges points of confluence and mutual resonance."

In terms of concrete measures, he welcomes efforts led by Norway and Switzerland to highlight the potentially devastating humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, and urges Japan, the only country to have been the target of these weapons, to support this endeavor. He repeats his call for the drafting and adoption of a Nuclear Weapons Convention to comprehensively ban these weapons of mass destruction. To this end, he also proposes that an expanded G8 Summit be held in Hiroshima or Nagasaki in 2015, the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of those cities, to encourage renewed commitment among world leaders to nuclear weapons abolition.

Noting that this year marks the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Ikeda calls for urgent attention to poverty as a human rights issue. He urges implementation of a Social Protection Floor in every country to enable those living in extreme poverty to regain a sense of dignity. He also calls for human rights education and training on a global scale.

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