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Sustainable Development | Feb 13 2015

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Message Hits Home in Kashmir

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Message Hits Home in Kashmir

From February 8-13, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a showing of the exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps towards change" at Kala Kendra in Jammu City in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read more

Education | Feb 7 2015

SSA Student Peace Lecture: Poverty is for Me to Change

SSA Student Peace Lecture: Poverty is for Me to Change

On February 7, at Singapore Soka Association (SSA) Headquarters, the 10th annual SSA Student Peace Lecture titled "Poverty is for Me to Change" was held with some 600 people in attendance. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 26 2015

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

Buddhism | Jan 25 2015

SGI Members Around the World Celebrate 40 Years of SGI

SGI Members Around the World Celebrate 40 Years of SGI

On January 26, 1975, SGI was founded on the island of Guam at a gathering of people from 51 countries practicing Nichiren Buddhism. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this landmark event, referred to as SGI Day, and it was celebrated by members from Paraguay to Canada and Taiwan to the U.S. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 24 2015

Friendship Campaign Celebrated at SGI-Europe Summit

Friendship Campaign Celebrated at SGI-Europe Summit

From January 16-18, an SGI-Europe Kosen-rufu Summit brought together more than 250 SGI leaders from 31 countries across Europe. The summit was held at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Centre near London. ... read more

Interfaith | Jan 19 2015

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