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Education | Apr 6 2013

Ikeda Center Hosts Seminar for Students on Dialogue

Ikeda Center Hosts Seminar for Students on Dialogue

On April 6, a seminar and ensuing discussions took place between students and Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman at the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 23 2013

Lecture on Lotus Sutra and Interfaith Symposium Held in Spain

Lecture on Lotus Sutra and Interfaith Symposium Held in Spain

On February 22, Francesc Torradeflot, executive secretary of the UNESCO Association for Interreligious Dialogue, an initiative of the UNESCO Center of Catalonia, lectured on the Lotus Sutra from the perspective of Western culture and spirituality at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, near Madrid. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 20 2013

SGI-Italy Members Join Representatives of World Religions to Greet Pope Francis

On March 20, representatives of SGI-Italy were invited by the Vatican to join an audience with the newly installed Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at an official meeting with representatives of other world religions. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 17 2013

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Outaouais, Canada

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Outaouais, Canada

The French version of SGI's environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" was shown from March 16-17 as part of a symposium on urban agriculture and a "Seed Day" celebration at the City Hall of Gatineau, in the Outaouais region of Western Quebec, close to Ottawa. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 16 2013

SGI-USA Youth Organize Peace Summit at Columbine High School

SGI-USA Youth Organize Peace Summit at Columbine High School

On Saturday March 16, SGI-USA Rocky Mountain Zone youth members organized a "Humanistic Awakening Summit for Peace" at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, USA. ... read more

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