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Action for Change

IN MY COMMUNITY

Acting Locally
Yongjie Yon, Canada

Yongjie Yon describes how practicing Buddhism enabled him to transform his shyness and lack of confidence into conviction and contribution to society

SGI's NGO Activities Video SGI's NGO Activities (4:15)

SGI is engaged in wide-ranging community initiatives aimed at achieving positive change both in the lives of individuals and society as a whole. SGI members work to foster a culture of peace, empowering people and forging links at the grassroots.

Public education efforts focus on peace and disarmament, human rights and sustainable development. SGI also promotes cultural exchange and interfaith dialogue as well as providing humanitarian assistance in response to emergencies.

SGI is a firm supporter of the United Nations, with UN liaison offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna, and works closely with other like-minded NGOs and networks.

The most dramatic impact of SGI's social engagement is found in the contributions of individual SGI members to their communities, families and workplaces, demonstrating that one person can make a profound difference. They are models of "human revolution" in action.

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  • PEACE
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • HUMAN RIGHTS
  • HUMANITARIAN
  • INTERFAITH
  • CULTURE
  • EDUCATION
  • ACTIVITY REPORT

SGI QUARTERLY - ON VOCATION

Oceanographers: Taken by the Sea

SGI publishes the SGI Quarterly magazine, a "Buddhist Forum for Peace, Culture and Education." Each issue focuses on a topical social issue, giving examples of positive action for change from around the world. In the regular feature "On Vocation" SGI members working in selected professions describe how their outlook as a Buddhist influences their approach to their work.

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