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Sustainable Development | Jun 26 2013

SGI Joins Gathering of Faith-Based Groups on Development Effectiveness

SGI Joins Gathering of Faith-Based Groups on Development Effectiveness

From June 25-26, SGI participated in "The First Global Consultation of Faith Based Development Organizations on Participation in the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness." ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 16 2013

Hope in Action: SSA Students Hold Online Photo Documentary Challenge

Hope in Action: SSA Students Hold Online Photo Documentary Challenge

For its annual June project, Singapore Soka Association (SSA)'s student group members organized a 30-day photo documentary initiative titled "30 Days of Human Revolution (HR30)" calling for participants to create and document expressions of hope in action in their local communities. ... read more

Culture | Jun 15 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Brings Art to Schools and Cosponsors Capa Exhibition

Taiwan Soka Association Brings Art to Schools and Cosponsors Capa Exhibition

Beginning in March, volunteer guides from Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) art and culture centers have been travelling to schools in urban and remote rural areas throughout the island to introduce children to the world of Taiwanese art. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 9 2013

SGI Members in Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Argentina Deepen Faith Through Study

SGI Members in Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Argentina Deepen Faith Through Study

In May and June, SGI members in Taiwan, Spain and Singapore took Buddhist study exams as a way of deepening their understanding of Nichiren Buddhism. SGI-Argentina members also held Buddhist study seminars on the concept of karma. ... read more

Education | Jun 8 2013

SGI-Spain Hosts Conference on Education

SGI-Spain Hosts Conference on Education

On June 8, at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, SGI-Spain sponsored its first conference on education, commemorating the 142nd anniversary of the birth, on June 6, 1871, of educator and first Soka Gakkai president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 7 2013

SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition Shown in La Paz, Mexico

SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition Shown in La Paz, Mexico

From May 24-June 7, SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was on display at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) in La Paz, Mexico. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 3 2013

SGI-USA Culture of Peace Lectures on Women and Human Security

SGI-USA Culture of Peace Lectures on Women and Human Security

In May and June SGI-USA organized two lectures focusing on women's experiences of war and their roles in conflict prevention and peace-building in its Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 2 2013

SGI-Brazil Co-organizes Hip Hop Benefit Concert

SGI-Brazil Co-organizes Hip Hop Benefit Concert

On June 2, at the start of the winter season in Brazil, youth gathered for an annual hip hop benefit concert titled "Dance and Get Warm" at the Símon Bolívar Auditorium of the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo to help collect winter clothing for society's most vulnerable people. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 1 2013

SGI-Korea Students Show Peace Exhibition at 150 Universities

SGI-Korea Students Show Peace Exhibition at 150 Universities

From May 5 to June 1, SGI-Korea's student group sponsored peace activities at 182 venues including 150 universities across the country. A specially created exhibition titled "Harmonious Coexistence: Building Peace Together" was shown, accompanied by discussions and seminars based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's annual peace proposals. ... read more

Education | May 27 2013

SGI-Philippines Youth Present Donated School Supplies

SGI-Philippines Youth Present Donated School Supplies

On May 27, SGI-Philippines youth members presented donated English books, notepads and school supplies to Paaralang Pantao (School for Humanity) located at the foot of a massive garbage dump in Payatas, Quezon City, Metro Manila. ... read more

Buddhism | May 26 2013

SGI-Indonesia Celebrates Women's Day

SGI-Indonesia Celebrates Women's Day

During the month of May, commemorative events and meetings marking May 14, SGI-Indonesia Women's Day, were held throughout Indonesia. On May 26, SGI women in the province of West Java co-organized an event titled "The World is Yours to Change" with the local government of Karawang. ... read more

Buddhism | May 26 2013

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Sri Lanka

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Sri Lanka

From May 25-26, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and SGI-Sri Lanka sponsored the exhibition "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" at the Royal College in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ... read more

Buddhism | May 26 2013

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Gather for Training Course in Vienna

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Gather for Training Course in Vienna

From May 24-26, SGI youth in Eastern Europe came together for a training course at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna. ... read more

Interfaith | May 22 2013

SGI-Canada Participates in Multifaith Dialogue on Adversity

SGI-Canada Participates in Multifaith Dialogue on Adversity

On May 22, SGI-Canada participated in the fifth dialogue in a series of seven titled "The Power of Spirit: A Multifaith Exploration of Triumph Over Adversity." ... read more

Culture | May 15 2013

SGI-Spain Hosts Arts Festival

SGI-Spain Hosts Arts Festival

On May 15, SGI-Spain hosted an arts festival at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid aimed at deepening friendship with the local community. The festival featured performances ranging from Spanish dance, opera vignettes and theatrical skits to piano pieces and poetry. ... read more