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Buddhism | Oct 2 2014 New

SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

On October 2, SGI-Philippines members from across the country gathered to celebrate the opening of the new SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center (MIPC) located near the Binondo area of the city. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 28 2014

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

During August and September, a total of some 166,000 SGI members in Brazil, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore took Buddhist study exams focused on the core principles of Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Human Rights | Sep 27 2014 New

Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

On September 27, the SGI-affiliated Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, held its eleventh annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. ... read more

Culture | Sep 27 2014 New

SGI Youth in Nicaragua Hold Culture Festival

SGI Youth in Nicaragua Hold Culture Festival

On September 27, SGI-Nicaragua held a youth culture festival at the Nicaraguan Academy of Dance in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 26 2014

SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, the first United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, SGI in Canada, Sweden and the U.S. participated in grassroots events in support of global nuclear disarmament. ... read more

Human Rights | Sep 26 2014

SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

Parallel to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which took place from September 8 to 26 at the UN Office at Geneva, SGI's representatives to the UN in Geneva, together with other NGOs, participated in and supported two public side events promoting human rights education: the launch of a new web resource on September 10 and a workshop for media professionals and journalists on September 16. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 20 2014

SGI in UK and Spain Hold Peace Events Marking Toda's Declaration

SGI in UK and Spain Hold Peace Events Marking Toda's Declaration

On September 6 and 20 respectively, SGI-UK and SGI-Spain marked the anniversary of second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda's September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 17 2014

Russian Language Edition of "The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra" Published, SGI Website in Russian Launched

Russian Language Edition of "The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra" Published, SGI Website in Russian Launched

In September, Moscow State University published a Russian translation of the first volume of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, a six-volume work in which SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and members of the Soka Gakkai study department discuss the various chapters of the Lotus Sutra and their relevance for today's world. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 10 2014

Seminars on Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in Panama and Brazil

Seminars on Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in Panama and Brazil

On September 10, SGI-Panama organized a seminar on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 peace proposal, "Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies," at the University of Panama in Panama City. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 9 2014

Symposiums on Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in India

Symposiums on Ikeda's 2014 Peace Proposal Held in India

On September 9, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a symposium on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2014 peace proposal at the Chinmaya Mission auditorium in New Delhi. ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 8 2014

Buddhist Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Call for World Youth Summit for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

On Sept. 7, Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI) held a Youth Conference for Peace at the International Conference Center Hiroshima. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 7 2014

SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Issue Peace Declaration

SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Issue Peace Declaration

On September 7, against a backdrop of the current rise of conflict and violence in the international arena, an SGI Youth Conference for Peace was held at the International Conference Center Hiroshima, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 1 2014

SGI-Italy Representatives Support Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace

SGI-Italy Representatives Support Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace

On September 1, an interreligious match for peace brought together two "dream teams" of former and current soccer stars including Javier Zanetti, Diego Armando Maradona, Ronaldinho and Gianluigi Buffon, with players representing the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Shinto faiths. SGI-Italy member Roberto Baggio was among the players who took part. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 30 2014

Taiwan Soka Association Organizes Lecture on PTSD in City Affected by Gas Explosions

Taiwan Soka Association Organizes Lecture on PTSD in City Affected by Gas Explosions

On August 30, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) organized a lecture on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at its Cianjhen Culture Center in the city of Kaohsiung, where, on July 31, 2014, in the Cianjhen and Lingya districts, there was a series of gas explosions. ... read more

Education | Aug 27 2014

SGI Cosponsors Workshop on Education for Global Citizenship in the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UN

SGI Cosponsors Workshop on Education for Global Citizenship in the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UN

On August 27, as part of the UN's 65th Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference in New York, SGI sponsored a workshop promoting education for global citizenship (EGC) and its role in the post-2015 development agenda. ... read more