SGI Global Statement on the Israel-Palestine Situation

The Soka Gakkai Council on Peace Issues has issued a statement on the conflict involving Israel and the Gaza Strip.

“As Buddhists whose core value is the dignity of life, we sincerely pray for an immediate ceasefire, and hope that efforts will be focused on ensuring people’s safety and restoring peace.

“We add our voices to appeals by the international community for the safe release of all hostages, the protection of civilians based on international humanitarian law, and a humanitarian ceasefire to enable provision of vitally needed assistance.”

—Soka Gakkai Council on Peace Issues, October 26, 2023