Founding A Global Peace

On its 45th anniversary, we take a look at the spirit behind the SGI’s establishment.

On Jan. 26, 1975, 158 representatives from 51 countries and territories gathered for the First World Peace Conference on the Pacific Island of Guam, the site of intense fighting during the Pacific War. Here, the group established the Soka Gakkai International, naming Daisaku Ikeda its president. Having bore witness to the horrors of war in

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