Can Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Lead to Abolishing War?

This presentation by Tad Daley titled “Can Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Lead to Abolishing War?” is made up of five lecture videos and eleven Q&A videos. It was recorded at the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Center in Santa Monica, CA in January 2014.

About Culture of Peace The Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA) Culture of Peace Resource Centers in New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Honolulu launched the Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series in 2007 to engage people in a dialogue on the values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and inspire creative energy toward the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Lecturers in this series focus on one or more of the 8 action areas defined by the 1999 United Nations Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace:

  1. Fostering a culture of peace through education,
  2. Promoting sustainable economic and social development,
  3. Promoting respect for all human rights,
  4. Ensuring equality between women and men,
  5. Fostering democratic participation,
  6. Advancing understanding, tolerance and solidarity,
  7. Supporting participatory communication and the free flow of information and knowledge, and
  8. Promoting international peace and security.

Select lectures are published annually in the “Voices for the Culture of Peace” book series ( We hope that this eclectic and thought-provoking series of dialogues will empower viewers with a heightened awareness of the subtle shifts in our attitudes and behaviors that can help attain and sustain a culture of peace and to apply what they have learned in meaningful ways to their families, schools, workplaces and local communities; thereby mainstreaming the values, attitudes and behaviors of the culture of peace. About SGI-USA Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) is an engaged Buddhist community rooted in the life-affirming teachings of the Lotus Sutra and the Nichiren School of Mahayana Buddhism with more than 100 centers located throughout the US. Its community-based activities invite a shared commitment to the values of peace, culture and education.

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