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Buddhism | Nov 2 2014

SGI-South Africa Holds National Meeting

SGI-South Africa Holds National Meeting

From October 31 to November 2, SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) held a national course in the town of Paarl in the province of Western Cape. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 1 2014

SGI-Korea Joins Walk Against Bullying in Schools

SGI-Korea Joins Walk Against Bullying in Schools

On November 1, members of SGI-Korea (KSGI) were part of a group of parents, teenagers and young people who participated in an annual walk in Seoul to raise awareness of bullying and violence in schools. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 26 2014

"Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

"Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

On October 25, an SGI-Chile Women's General Meeting was held in Santiago, Chile. The meeting brought together some 1,000 women of all ages from throughout the nation. Guests included Marion Kappeyne van de Coppello, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Chile. ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 22 2014

SGI-Bolivia Gives Seminar on Buddhist View of Human Rights

SGI-Bolivia Gives Seminar on Buddhist View of Human Rights

On October 22, SGI-Bolivia representatives were invited to give a seminar on Buddhist principles and how they inform the idea of human rights at a Professional Ethics course at Domingo Savio Private University in La Paz. ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 19 2014

Sources of Enrichment: Interfaith Conference on The Economics of Happiness Held in France

Sources of Enrichment: Interfaith Conference on The Economics of Happiness Held in France

On October 19, the Soka movement in France held an interfaith conference titled "The Economics of Happiness" at the Soka Atlantic Buddhist Center in Nantes. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 19 2014

Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

On October 19, the Hong Kong SGI (HKSGI) Student Division held their Annual General Meeting at the HKSGI Culture Center in Kowloon. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 18 2014

SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

On October 17, SGI-Nepal held its 20th Annual Meeting in Kathmandu. The meeting was attended by some 1,000 members as well as their friends and family members. ... read more

Culture | Oct 12 2014

SGI-Indonesia Holds Peace Culture Festival

SGI-Indonesia Holds Peace Culture Festival

On October 12, SGI-Indonesia held a peace culture festival themed "Creating a New Era of Hope in Indonesia," at the Istora Senayan indoor sporting arena in Jakarta. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 12 2014

SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

A German edition of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume I, has been released by Herder Publishing, a German publishing company renowned for publishing religious texts. The work is a translation of the first volume of the English edition of Nichiren's writings. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 6 2014

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

On September 25, "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition created by the SGI-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) opened for the first time in Argentina at University of Salvador (USAL) in Buenos Aires. Co-organized by USAL, the IOP and SGI-Argentina, the exhibition was brought to USAL at the request of Carlos Manuel Rúa, director of the School of Oriental Studies at the university. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2014

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

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

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