Welcome to the Hiroshima Peace Voice website.
In concert with our daily prayers for world peace, we unveiled this site in 2015, the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima being bombed. The site was created out of a wish to broadcast our Call for Peace from Hiroshima and to build a Partnership of Peace across the world, so that we may make the movement towards peace and total abolition of nuclear weapons a reality across borders and generations.
As part of his call to transition From a Century of War to a Century of Hope, Daisaku Ikeda, the president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), has visited 50 countries and regions, speaking with leaders, intellectuals, and cultural figures to call for world peace together, and has organized exhibitions, petitions, and other activities.
In addition, after founding SGI in 1974, Ikeda began a new initiative in 1983: an annual Peace Proposal, which he has published and promoted worldwide every year since then.
During this time, U.S. President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, the A-bombed site, making an historic step forward towards realizing a world without nuclear weapons.
However, with unceasing violence, as illustrated by regional conflicts and terrorism, there is still a long road ahead to the total abolition of nuclear weapons worldwide. The people of Hiroshima are concerned that the experiences of being bombed will be forgotten, so preserving those lessons an important issue.
We are determined to do our utmost to carry on the wishes of all of the bombing victims, and persistently continue our steady peace movement.
We hope that this site will be a useful and cherished resource for all users, and that the Partnership of Peace will spread beyond Hiroshima, across the world. To that end, we are determined to continue working hard in these activities.
Hiroshima Sokka Gakkai