Soka Global Movement

Soka Gakkai International

The SGI was established in 1975 in Guam with the sole aim and mission of contributing to peace, culture and education based on the philosophy and ideals of Nichiren Buddhism.

Founding Presidents

The first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai—Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda—are known as the founding presidents and are the mentors of the organization.

Soka Gakkai Charter

In 2021, the Soka Gakkai Charter updated and replaced the SGI Charter to further articulate the organization’s purposes, the ideals motivating its activities and its guiding principles in the realm of social engagement as a global organization that aims to promote peace and culture.

SGI in Society

News and initiatives by Soka Gakkai members around the world.