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Humanitarian Activities | Jan 6 2013

SGI-Hong Kong Members Join Fund-raising Walk

SGI-Hong Kong Members Join Fund-raising Walk

On Jan 6, over 100 SGI-Hong Kong members participated in the "Walk for Millions: Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk"--an annual fund-raising event organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong, an NGO that provides financial support to a wide range of welfare service initiatives in Hong Kong benefiting vulnerable groups. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 6 2013

SGI-Bolivia Holds Leaders Training Course

SGI-Bolivia Holds Leaders Training Course

On January 6, SGI-Bolivia members held a leaders training course at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center in Santa Cruz. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 6 2013

New Soka Culture Center Opens in Tokyo

New Soka Culture Center Opens in Tokyo

At the end of 2012, the new Soka Culture Center was opened in Tokyo. It was officially opened to visitors on a ticketed basis from January. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2013

SGI New Year's Prayer Meetings Held Worldwide

SGI New Year's Prayer Meetings Held Worldwide

From England to Bolivia, Taiwan to Burkina Faso, SGI members throughout the world celebrated the New Year with prayer meetings in their local areas on January 1 and 2. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Dec 20 2012

Soka Gakkai Japan Donates Books to Disaster-stricken Schools

Soka Gakkai Japan Donates Books to Disaster-stricken Schools

In December, Soka Gakkai Japan donated books and bookshelves to several schools throughout Japan. Each school received some 300 books on various subjects. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 17 2012

"Choose Life" Peace Symposiums Held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

"Choose Life" Peace Symposiums Held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a series of peace symposiums celebrating the 40th anniversary of the dialogue between SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and British historian Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, which was subsequently published as Choose Life. ... read more

Culture | Dec 16 2012

SGM Hosts International Calligraphy Exhibition and Convention

SGM Hosts International Calligraphy Exhibition and Convention

From December 8-16, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) hosted the 10th International Calligraphy Exhibition and Convention, showcasing some 360 calligraphic works by artists from 21 countries at its Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

SGI Buddhist Study Exams Held in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia

SGI Buddhist Study Exams Held in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia

In November and December, SGI members in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia took Buddhist study exams in their respective areas as a way to deepen their understanding of Nichiren Buddhism and its core philosophy. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

New SGI Center Opens in Mexico

New SGI Center Opens in Mexico

On December 16, SGI-Mexico celebrated the grand opening of its new center in Veracruz City. Some 400 people attended the event, which included folk dance and choral performances, as well as the unveiling and reading of a plaque engraved with a poem by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda titled "To My Noble Friends, the Bodhisattvas of the Earth of Veracruz." ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

Prayer Meeting Held for Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

Prayer Meeting Held for Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

On December 16, two days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some 60 SGI-USA members from the Connecticut region assembled at the SGI Connecticut Activity Center in Orange to pray for the 20 children and 6 teachers who lost their lives in the shooting. ... read more

Human Rights | Dec 12 2012

Human Rights Education Film Screened at UN Office in New York

Human Rights Education Film Screened at UN Office in New York

On December 12, as part of Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) celebrations, "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education," was screened at the UN Headquarters in New York. ... read more

Education | Dec 8 2012

Singapore Soka Association Hosts Talk on Social Media

Singapore Soka Association Hosts Talk on Social Media

As part of their annual Student Peace Lecture series, the student group of Singapore Soka Association (SSA) organized a talk on the risks and benefits of social media which was held at Singapore Management University on December 8. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 8 2012

Dialogue and Education Highlighted at BSGI Peace Seminar

Dialogue and Education Highlighted at BSGI Peace Seminar

On December 8, Brazil SGI (BSGI) student members held a peace seminar themed "Peace Begins in the Mind of the Individual" based on principles laid out in SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2012 peace proposal, "Human Security and Sustainability: Sharing Reverence for the Dignity of Life." ... read more

Sustainable Development | Dec 8 2012

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Special Assembly on Climate Change

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Special Assembly on Climate Change

On December 8, the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center in Santa Monica, California, cosponsored the First Annual Special Assembly of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2012

SGI Native American Members Meet in Florida for First Intertribal Gathering

SGI Native American Members Meet in Florida for First Intertribal Gathering

On November 30, some 25 SGI-USA Native American men and women from across the country came together for their first intertribal meeting. The sessions for Native American members took place within the larger Changing Karma Into Mission #2 Buddhist study conference held at the same venue that weekend. ... read more