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SGI-Australia hosts a forum on depressionSGI-Australia hosts a forum on depression

SGI-Australia (SGIA) has created the "Dark to Dawn: Being Creative About Depression" exhibition and initiative, developed with Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees, hosting discussions and seminars across the country where experts share ways of dealing with this problem now affecting many in Australian society. A film entitled "Dark to Light" also accompanies the exhibition. SGIA is also partnering with ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and Mayors for Peace to show the SGI-created exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" in venues throughout the country as part of an effort to galvanize grassroots momentum toward nuclear abolition.

SGI-Australia Official Website

New Zealand

At the New Zealand ParliamentThe ribbon-cutting ceremony at the New Zealand Parliament

SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) is engaged in promoting peace and strengthening ties within its diverse community. SGI-NZ is actively involved in interfaith activities. It has also been active in organizing showings of the antinuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit"  since August 2007. In 2011, the "Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability, Steps Toward Change" exhibition was launched at the New Zealand Parliament. In 2007, a young woman from SGI-NZ won the Sonja Davies Peace Award for her activities to promote SGI's youth initiative "Victory over Violence" and in 2010, SGI-NZ youth members conducted a survey of young people's attitudes toward nuclear weapons and their abolition.

SGI-New Zealand Official Website

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