The thematic areas and general objectives for using 8×1000 funds in 2023 are in line with the work carried out in the first three years of activity, with a view to giving continuity and strength to the possible educational, social and environmental impacts of the interventions.
Based on the indications and priorities identified in Daisaku Ikeda’s Peace Proposals, the National Council of the Istituto Buddista Italiano Soka Gakkai has decided to keep focusing on the following areas of intervention:
- Human Rights. Interventions to support the utmost protection of human rights and the right to a free and decent life. These will be especially aimed at some social categories who are particularly affected by the current crisis at various levels, especially refugees, women and young people.
- Education. Supporting processes that strengthen the use of dialogue and mutual respect as tools to approach others, get to know them and set common goals in the areas of peace, solidarity and respect for diversity, and that result in coherent actions. In this sense, education as a topic may be included in and applied to various contexts.
- Environment. Promoting actions to protect the natural environment, and in particular to combat climate change. Raising individuals’ awareness on this issue by supporting the direct engagement of local communities.
- Culture. Supporting projects that foster individuals’ creativity and free self-expression, as well as projects that protect artistic heritage and cultural exchanges, combating any form of prejudice and promoting friendship between peoples.