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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

Buddhism | Feb 17 2013

SGI-Brazil Women's Day Celebrated

SGI-Brazil Women's Day Celebrated

On February 17, SGI members gathered at the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) Nature and Culture Center in Itapevi, São Paulo to celebrate SGI-Brazil Women's Day (February 27). ... read more

Culture | Feb 14 2013

SGI-Gulf Hosts Poetry Symposium in Dubai

SGI-Gulf Hosts Poetry Symposium in Dubai

On February 14, SGI-Gulf hosted its second annual poetry symposium, "The Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity," at the Dubai Knowledge Village in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 6 2013

SGI-USA Hosts Lecture by Scholar of African-American History in New York

SGI-USA Hosts Lecture by Scholar of African-American History in New York

On February 6, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, internationally renowned historian and scholar on the African-American experience, gave a lecture at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center as part of its Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series. ... read more

Culture | Feb 6 2013

SGI-Spain Participates in Poetry Reading in Madrid

SGI-Spain Participates in Poetry Reading in Madrid

On February 6, the historic Corral de Comedias de Alcalá theater in Madrid, Spain, hosted a poetry reading as part of its annual poetry series. Soka Gakkai de España (SGI-Spain) supported the event together with the University of Alcalá and Amargord Publishing House. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 6 2013

Peace Education Videoconference Linking Spain and Japan

Peace Education Videoconference Linking Spain and Japan

On January 30, in an effort to directly expose youth to the tragedies of nuclear weapons use, SGI-Spain helped organize a live videoconference between some 150 high school students and local citizens in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain, and atomic bomb survivors in Nagasaki, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 4 2013

Toda Institute Holds Conflict Resolution Workshops in Thailand and U.S.

Toda Institute Holds Conflict Resolution Workshops in Thailand and U.S.

The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held workshops on nonviolent conflict resolution in Thailand from January 19-20 and in the U.S. on February 4. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 30 2013

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

Some 250 members from the Spanish-speaking countries of Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela gathered in Panama for a Latin America Buddhist study training course from January 28 to 30. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 28 2013

Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue between China and Japan

On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence." Ikeda stresses the centrality of the dignity of life and calls for action toward abolition of nuclear weapons, the need to address poverty as a human rights issue and ways of improving relations between China and Japan. ... read more

Education | Jan 27 2013

Education Counseling Training Course and Youth Friendship Exchange held in Taiwan

Education Counseling Training Course and Youth Friendship Exchange held in Taiwan

On Jan 23 and 24, a National Education Counseling Training Course was held at the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) Hua-Shan Culture Center in Yunlin County. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 27 2013

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

On January 27, the exhibition "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" co-organized by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) together with Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) opened at TSA’s Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei. ... read more