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Press Releases | Mar 13 2013

Exhibition on Nuclear Disarmament and Human Security Opens in Bahrain

The anti-nuclear weapons exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), opened on March 12 for the first time in the Middle East at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 13 2013

SGI's Anti-nuclear Exhibition Opens in Bahrain

SGI's Anti-nuclear Exhibition Opens in Bahrain

On March 12, SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" (THS) opened for the first time in the Middle East at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 11 2013

Soka Gakkai Holds Tohoku Earthquake Memorial Services

Soka Gakkai Holds Tohoku Earthquake Memorial Services

On March 11, Soka Gakkai members throughout Japan held memorial services for those who lost their lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami two years ago. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 9 2013

Districts in Canada and Japan Hold Exchange Meeting Via Live Link-up

Districts in Canada and Japan Hold Exchange Meeting Via Live Link-up

On March 9, Unity District in Victoria, Canada, linked up via live feed for an international exchange meeting with Tomita District in Sendai, Japan, in the Tohoku region devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 8 2013

SGI-New Zealand Women Walk for Peace on International Women's Day

SGI-New Zealand Women Walk for Peace on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, March 8, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGINZ) women participated in Wellington Women Walk for Peace (WWW4Peace), a peace walk through the city from Parliament to Civic Square and an evening Peace Celebration. ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 7 2013

SGI Participates in Events on Eliminating Violence against Women

SGI Participates in Events on Eliminating Violence against Women

On March 7, SGI co-organized a panel discussion complementing the theme of the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 5 2013

SGI Participates in Oslo Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

SGI Participates in Oslo Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

From March 4-5, the government of Norway hosted an international conference to focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. The conference was attended by delegates from 127 governments, representatives of UN agencies and a selection of civil society groups. SGI Executive Director of Peace Affairs Hirotsugu Terasaki participated in the conference. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 3 2013

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting Held in Tohoku Region

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting Held in Tohoku Region

On March 3, in commemoration of the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami and the ensuing nuclear accident in Tohoku (Northeastern Japan), Soka Gakkai held its monthly Headquarters Leaders Meeting at the Soka Gakkai Fukushima Culture Center in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. ... read more

Culture | Mar 3 2013

Youth Peace Culture Festival Held in Argentina

Youth Peace Culture Festival Held in Argentina

On March 2 and 3, SGI-Argentina held their Fourth Youth Peace Culture Festival at the Usina del Arte theater in Buenos Aires. ... read more

Culture | Mar 1 2013

Min-On Concert Association Hosts Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe Tour of Japan

Min-On Concert Association Hosts Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe Tour of Japan

On March 1, at the invitation of the Min-On Concert Association, the Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe of China premiered at Sagami-Ono Green Hall in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 1 2013

SGI-New Zealand Supports iChoose Anti-bullying Program in Auckland Schools

SGI-New Zealand Supports iChoose Anti-bullying Program in Auckland Schools

From February 25 to March 1, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGINZ) supported the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP) in bringing the "iChoose" anti-bullying program, aimed at teenagers, to 10 schools in Auckland for the first time. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 28 2013

SGI-Australia Hosts Lecture by Ela Gandhi

SGI-Australia Hosts Lecture by Ela Gandhi

On February 28, Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, delivered a lecture titled "Human Security and Sustainability" at the SGI-Australia (SGIA) Culture Center in Sydney. The lecture was based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2012 Peace Proposal. ... read more

Education | Feb 26 2013

Women's Peace Committee Hosts Lecture on "Women and Reconstruction"

Women's Peace Committee Hosts Lecture on "Women and Reconstruction"

On February 26, the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee hosted their 5th Culture of Peace lecture at the Josei Toda International Center in Tokyo. Guest lecturer Professor Keiko Ikeda of Shizuoka University spoke on the role of women and the issues they face in reconstruction following natural disasters. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 25 2013

Commemorative Meetings Held Throughout Latin America

Commemorative Meetings Held Throughout Latin America

On February 24, SGI-Chile held a culture festival at the Caupolicán Theater in Santiago, where 2,000 members from throughout the nation gathered to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their first national meeting (on February 23, 1993), which coincided with SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Chile. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 24 2013

SGI-Venezuela Holds Peacebuilders Workshop to Counter Rising Violence

SGI-Venezuela Holds Peacebuilders Workshop to Counter Rising Violence

On February 24, SGI members in Valle de La Pascua in Guárico State, central Venezuela, organized a "Young Peacebuilders" workshop at a local public community center in an effort to counter the rising violence which has been affecting youth in the city. ... read more