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Buddhism | Apr 28 2013

SGI-Mexico Men Gather in Veracruz City

SGI-Mexico Men Gather in Veracruz City

From April 27-28, SGI-Mexico men's group members from 11 cities across the country gathered for a training course at the SGI-Mexico Veracruz Center. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 28 2013

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Concerts in Fukushima

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Concerts in Fukushima

For people affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, the Soka Gloria Brass Band gave two concerts on April 28, and the Belarusian Children's Art Exhibition was also held from April 16-22. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 27 2013

760th Anniversary of the Establishment of Nichiren Buddhism Celebrated

760th Anniversary of the Establishment of Nichiren Buddhism Celebrated

On April 27, 2013, to mark the 760th anniversary of the establishment of Nichiren Buddhism (April 28, 1253), SGI President Daisaku Ikeda participated in a commemorative meeting in Shinanomachi, Tokyo. ... read more

Press Releases | Apr 25 2013

International Survey by SGI Youth Shows 91% Consider Nuclear Weapons Inhumane

On April 23, the results of an international survey on attitudes towards nuclear weapons carried out by youth members of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist group were released at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) during the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 23 2013

New Antinuclear Exhibition and Results of Survey Presented in Geneva

New Antinuclear Exhibition and Results of Survey Presented in Geneva

The antinuclear exhibition "Everything You Treasure–For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons," a joint initiative by Soka Gakkai International and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, opened on April 23 at the UN Office at Geneva during the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 22 2013

SGI-Bolivia Hosts Culture of Peace Seminar

SGI-Bolivia Hosts Culture of Peace Seminar

On April 22, SGI-Bolivia youth hosted a Culture of Peace seminar at their culture center in Santa Cruz for students majoring in international relations at the Private Technical University of Santa Cruz (UTEPSA). ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 21 2013

SGI-Philippines Youth Host Earth Day Forum

SGI-Philippines Youth Host Earth Day Forum

On April 21, SGI-Philippines youth members held an earth day forum at the Philippines Culture Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 14 2013

SGI 2013 Spring Training Course and Cultural Exchange Meetings Held

SGI 2013 Spring Training Course and Cultural Exchange Meetings Held

Some 250 SGI members from 55 countries and territories around the world attended the week-long 2013 SGI Spring Training Course in Japan, starting on April 11 with an opening ceremony held at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Sendagaya, Tokyo. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 14 2013

SGI's Anti-nuclear Exhibition Debuts in Iceland

SGI's Anti-nuclear Exhibition Debuts in Iceland

From April 4-14, some 450 people visited the first-ever showing of SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) in Iceland, at Reykjavík City Hall. ... read more

Culture | Apr 13 2013

Mongolia's Sky Melody Ensemble Tours Taiwan

Mongolia's Sky Melody Ensemble Tours Taiwan

From April 3-13, the Sky Melody Ensemble toured across Taiwan at the invitation of the Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, a Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) affiliate. ... read more

Culture | Apr 7 2013

SGM Art and Cultural Exchange Aims to Deepen Malaysia-China Friendship

SGM Art and Cultural Exchange Aims to Deepen Malaysia-China Friendship

In March and early April, at its Wisma Kebudayaan center, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) organized a lecture and two exhibitions to celebrate and further foster friendship between Malaysia and China through art and cultural exchange. ... read more

Education | Apr 6 2013

Ikeda Center Hosts Seminar for Students on Dialogue

Ikeda Center Hosts Seminar for Students on Dialogue

On April 6, a seminar and ensuing discussions took place between students and Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman at the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 23 2013

Lecture on Lotus Sutra and Interfaith Symposium Held in Spain

Lecture on Lotus Sutra and Interfaith Symposium Held in Spain

On February 22, Francesc Torradeflot, executive secretary of the UNESCO Association for Interreligious Dialogue, an initiative of the UNESCO Center of Catalonia, lectured on the Lotus Sutra from the perspective of Western culture and spirituality at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, near Madrid. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 20 2013

SGI-Italy Members Join Representatives of World Religions to Greet Pope Francis

On March 20, representatives of SGI-Italy were invited by the Vatican to join an audience with the newly installed Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at an official meeting with representatives of other world religions. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 17 2013

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Outaouais, Canada

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Outaouais, Canada

The French version of SGI's environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" was shown from March 16-17 as part of a symposium on urban agriculture and a "Seed Day" celebration at the City Hall of Gatineau, in the Outaouais region of Western Quebec, close to Ottawa. ... read more