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On December 13, the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) young men’s Taiyo (Sun) Brass Band won the Concert Band category of the 22nd All-Brazil Brass Band Contest. The two-day competition took place in Barra Mansa city in Rio de Janeiro State.
The Taiyo Brass Band and the BSGI young women’s Nova Era (New Era) Fife-and-Drum Corps regularly take part in community events, including celebrations such as those recently held throughout the country on September 7, 2014, to mark Independence Day.
[Adapted from articles in the September 13 and December 27, 2014, issues of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of SGI-Brazil]
The Guiding Light of Buddhist Philosophy
by Yoichi Kawada, advisor, The Institute of Oriental Philosophy
Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education
SGI’s Activities for Nuclear Abolition
by Kazuo Ishiwatari and Kimiaki Kawai
Singapore Soka Association—Promoting Harmonious Coexistence in the Lion City
by Dennis Lee, director of Program and Community Relations, SSA