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Buddhism | Oct 24 2006

Italian Buddhist Dictionary Released

Esperia, a Milan-based publisher, recently released Dizionario del Buddismo, an Italian translation of The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism, an English dictionary of Buddhist terms, published in 2002. This new publication will serve as a useful guide for the study of the previously published Italian translation of the The Writings ... read more

Education | Oct 22 2006

SGI-Hong Kong Hosts Education Symposium on Early Childhood Education and Parents' Role

On October 21, 2006, the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center hosted an education symposium organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE) and sponsored by the Quality Education Fund. DECE researchers Zi Juan Cheng and Wong So Yuk, also Hong Kong Soka Kindergarten principal, spoke ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 20 2006

SGI-Mexico Representatives Speak on Buddhist View of Happiness at Enrique Díaz de León Vocational College, Guadalajara, Mexico

On September 29, SGI-Mexico representatives spoke on "Buddhist View of Happiness" at Enrique Díaz de León Vocational College, a private institute in Guadalajara, Mexico. Rector Hector Robles and Principal Marco Robles of the affiliated high school attended, together with 400 high school students. SGI-Mexico Youth Division Leader Daisuke Inoue and ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 20 2006

Peru Hosts "Seeds of Change" Environment Exhibition

"Seeds of Change--the Earth Charter and Human Potential," an exhibit highlighting the Earth Charter as a "map" pointing toward sustainable living and environmental preservation, was displayed at Santa National University (Universidad Nacional del Santa) in Chimbote, Peru, from October 13-20, 2006. The exhibit, a collaboration between the SGI and the ... read more

Education | Oct 18 2006

1,000 Participate in Second Bolivia Women's Summit

On October 7 and 8, SGI-Bolivia held its Second Bolivia Women's Summit, commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the SGI-Bolivia Women's Peace Committee, at the Santa Cruz Convention Center. Some 1,000 women, including friends, guests and SGI representatives, participated in the forum titled "Ode to Peace and Humanism." Women leaders from ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 16 2006

Institute of Oriental Philosophy and Russian Oriental Studies Institute Cosponsor Symposium in St. Petersburg

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS-RAS) cosponsored a symposium at the IOP Russian Center in St. Petersburg on October 3-4 in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the formal academic exchange agreement. In 1997, ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 15 2006

SGI Members Hold Friendship Exchanges at 58 Venues in Aichi Prefecture

SGI-Korea members attend exchange meeting at West Nagoya Culture Center On October 14, SGI members from around the world, in Japan for an autumn training session, traveled to Aichi Prefecture for friendship exchange meetings at 58 venues. SGI members from Malaysia, Thailand and India received a warm welcome from local members ... read more

Press Releases | Oct 10 2006

SGI President Awarded 200th Academic Honor, Calls For Stronger Japan-China Cooperation On Environment

Tokyo, Japan: In a ceremony at Soka University on October 7, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) lay Buddhist organization, was awarded an honorary professorship from Beijing Normal University, bringing to 200 the number of honorary doctorates, professorships and equivalent honors given in recognition of his efforts ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 8 2006

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Members Contribute to Local Communities

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) members regularly visit children and the elderly in special care facilities, providing cheer and encouragement to residents. On October 8, 2006, SGM volunteers from Kulai and Saleng cities in Johor State visited residents at the Saleng Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Association, located in Johor Bahru. ... read more

Culture | Oct 8 2006

Beijing Normal University Names Daisaku Ikeda Honorary Professor

On October 7, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda was awarded an honorary professorship from Beijing Normal University, bringing to 200 the number of honorary doctorates, professorships and equivalent honors given in recognition of his efforts to promote peace through dialogue, citizen diplomacy and cross-Cultural Activities. Established in 1902, Beijing Normal University is ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 7 2006

"21st Century Environment Exhibition" Opens in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture

On October 6, the "21st Century Environment Exhibition--The Future is in Our Hearts," which supports the UN's "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)," opened at the Higashi Nippon International University-Iwaki Junior College campus in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. Dr. Yoshitaka Abe, director of Aquamarine Fukushima, underscored the importance of ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 7 2006

Earth Charter Events Held in San Diego, California, and Columbus, Ohio, USA

The San Diego Earth Charter organization held its second annual Earth Charter Summit on October 6-7, 2006 at Mira Costa College, Oceanside Campus, in North San Diego County, California, USA. The event's highlight was keynote speaker Helen Caldicott, cofounder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and founder and president of the ... read more

Culture | Oct 7 2006

Music Festival Celebrates SGI-Hong Kong's 45th Anniversary

On September 16 and 17, SGI-Hong Kong No. 1 Headquarters hosted a music festival at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center, commemorating SGI-Hong Kong's 45th anniversary. A total of 3,000 guests enjoyed the multi-cultural show that included a Chinese lion dance, kung-fu, ethnic dances, a musical number, contemporary dances, opera and ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 5 2006

"Children and a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Opens at Soka International Women's Center

"Children and a Culture of Peace Exhibition: For the Sake of Children's Happiness," created and sponsored by the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee (WPC), debuted October 4 at the Soka International Women's Center in Shinanomachi, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. WPC Chair Akemi Tsukiji expressed hopes for creating an era filled with ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 5 2006

SGI-Paraguay Holds "Seeds of Change" Cultural Show

On September 24, SGI-Paraguay hosted a cultural show and gathering titled "Seeds of Change" commemorating the 45th anniversary of the first SGI-Paraguay district, as well as the 13th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's visit to Paraguay. "Seeds of Change" was held at the sports culture center at University Americana ... read more