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Press Releases | Jan 26 2015 New

Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year since WWII

TOKYO: In his annual peace proposal, "Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies," released on January 26, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, calls for increased regional cooperation in response to extreme weather events and natural disasters. ... read more

Interfaith | Jan 19 2015 New

SGI-USA Joins Other Faiths for MLK Day Celebrations

SGI-USA Joins Other Faiths for MLK Day Celebrations

Celebrating the legacy of courage of Martin Luther King Jr., and his message of reconciliation, unity and equality, SGI-USA members in Washington DC came together with other faith communities to mark January 19, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jan 14 2015

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Takes Flood Relief Action; Holds Prayer Meetings for Victims

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Takes Flood Relief Action; Holds Prayer Meetings for Victims

On January 1, in response to the major floods that hit the East coast of Malaysia from mid-December 2014, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held special prayer meetings at 25 venues across the country. The floods, described as the worst the area has seen in 30 years, rendered more than 100,000 people homeless, as well as causing power outages and shortages of food and water. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2015

SGI Members Around the World Hold New Year Meetings

SGI Members Around the World Hold New Year Meetings

On January 1 and 2, SGI members around the world celebrated the New Year with prayer meetings in their local areas. Meetings were held in members' homes and culture centers from Ghana to Brazil, the UK, the Philippines and New Zealand, with the common theme of renewing personal determinations and making a fresh start. ... read more

Culture | Dec 13 2014

SGI-Brazil Brass Band Wins National Competition

SGI-Brazil Brass Band Wins National Competition

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. ... read more

Interfaith | Dec 9 2014

Club of Rome and SGI-Spain Sponsor Interfaith Symposium on Sustainability

Club of Rome and SGI-Spain Sponsor Interfaith Symposium on Sustainability

On December 9, the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome (CECoR) and SGI-Spain sponsored an interfaith symposium titled "Beliefs, Sustainability and Human Development" at the CaixaForum Madrid in Spain. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 9 2014

Faith Communities Unite Against Nuclear Weapons at ICAN Civil Society Forum; Issue Joint Statement

Faith Communities Unite Against Nuclear Weapons at ICAN Civil Society Forum; Issue Joint Statement

Prior to the holding of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons from December 8-9 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) held a Civil Society Forum (CSF) from December 6-7 at the Aula der Wissenchaften. The CSF was attended by more than 600 people from 70 countries representing 100 organizations. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 30 2014

Bharat Soka Gakkai Kicks Off Toward 2015

Bharat Soka Gakkai Kicks Off Toward 2015

On November 30, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) held its second general meeting of the year at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in Haryana, near New Delhi. The meeting, which was held to celebrate the growth of BSG in 2014 and kick off towards the coming year, brought together nearly 2,600 representatives of all ages, including some 400 leaders from cities and states across the country. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 23 2014

SGI-Germany Explores the Buddhist View of Life and Death

SGI-Germany Explores the Buddhist View of Life and Death

On November 23, 2014, the annual day for commemoration of the dead in the Protestant tradition in Germany, a special memorial ceremony for the deceased was hosted by SGI-Germany (SGI-D) members in Berlin. ... read more

Education | Nov 18 2014

SGI Contributes to Forum on Global Citizenship

SGI Contributes to Forum on Global Citizenship

On November 18, in co-operation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN and SGI, Inter Press Service (IPS) organized a Forum on Global Citizenship at the Sri Lankan Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 15 2014

Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

On November 15, some 1,000 members from across New Zealand as well as members from Tahiti gathered at the AMI Auckland Netball Centre for an SGI-New Zealand (SGINZ) New Era Celebration meeting titled "Celebrating a Life of Infinite Possibilities." ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 14 2014

SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 14, SGI-Spain held a lecture titled "Theory and Practice: The daily struggle against gender-based violence." The lecture, which commemorated the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), was held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 13 2014

Peace Scholar Kevin Clements Gives Lecture on Nonviolence in Tokyo

Peace Scholar Kevin Clements Gives Lecture on Nonviolence in Tokyo

On November 13, a lecture addressing Japan's need to choose peace was given at Shinjuku Meiji-Yasuda Life Hall in Tokyo by Professor Kevin Clements, renowned peace scholar, director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand and secretary general of the Soka Gakkai-affiliated Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 12 2014

SGI Promotes Education for Sustainable Development at UNESCO World Conference

SGI Promotes Education for Sustainable Development at UNESCO World Conference

From November 10-12, the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was convened in Nagoya, Japan. ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 5 2014

SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

From November 3-5, the Geneva NGO Forum--Beijing+20 ECE Regional Review was held at the UN Office at Geneva on the theme "Act, Advance, Achieve, Women's Rights." ... read more