"Daisaku Ikeda is a peacebuilder, Buddhist philosopher, educator, author and poet."
"As a peacebuilder he is the founding president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) of which SGI-
UK is a part, now one of the world's largest and most diverse community-based Buddhist
associations, promoting a philosophy of empowerment and social engagement for peace.
He has founded several international institutions promoting peace, culture and education."
"A core focus of Ikeda's peace activities has been the goal of nuclear disarmament. As leader of
the SGI, he has inspired grassroots efforts for a nuclear-weapons- free world over several
decades and has continued to explore viable routes toward nuclear abolition in his peace
He has published Peace Proposals annually since 1983."
"As Buddhist philosopher he has met with key leaders, cultural figures and scholars from every
region of the world to discuss ways of resolving the common challenges facing humanity. He has
published dialogues probing the crucial issues of our time with over 80 such individuals."
"As educator he has founded a Soka (value creating) educational system
As author he has written The Human Revolution, and is still writing the now 30 volume New
As a poet he has continually used this medium to communicate within and beyond the SGI