SGI actively promotes peace, culture and education based on a belief in positive human potential and respect for the dignity of life. SGI members work to foster a culture of peace, raising awareness and forging links at the grass-roots level.
SGI is a firm supporter of the United Nations, with liaison offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna, and was granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN in 1983 and has been listed with UNHCR since 1997. It is active in public education with a focus on peace and disarmament, human rights and sustainable development as well as providing humanitarian assistance and promoting interfaith dialogue. SGI is also engaged in various NGO networks and partnerships at the local, national and international level.
The most dramatic evidence of SGI's social engagement can be found in the activities of individual SGI members who contribute in many ways to the betterment of their communities, families and workplaces. Buddhism in Action introduces these individuals who demonstrate how inner change leads to social contribution--models of "human revolution in action."