Understanding how moral values and a sense of obligation can come from beliefs and experience;
Evaluating their own and others’ values in order to make informed, rational and imaginative choices.
In relation to gender and sexual diversity, SGI-UK embraces members of diverse identities and backgrounds. It also does not pass judgement on the morality of non-marital heterosexual relations.
At the same time, Soka Gakkai upholds the ‘mentor and disciple’ relationship that is characteristic of Nichiren Buddhism – followers regard Ikeda as their mentor and seek to emulate his example (SGI-UK 2017: 45).
Soka Gakkai also states that it stands behind the values of universal peace, and endorses the work of organisations such as the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (SGI-UK 2017: 10).
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