It is clear that human nature is multi-faceted and is not in itself the essential cause of war and violence. As the Seville Statement on Violence adopted at the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1989 made clear, “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war or any other violent behaviour is genetically programmed into our human nature.” – Daisaku Ikeda

Source:  Interview w/Alastair Thompson

Every year, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda publishes a peace proposal which explores the interrelation between core Buddhist concepts and the diverse challenges global society faces in the effort to realize peace and human security. In addition, he has also made proposals touching on issues such as education reform, the environment, the United Nations and nuclear abolition. –

see also:  Patheo’s Article