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Buddhism | Jan 20 2013

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

On January 20, SGI members in Southern Mindanao held a culture festival and leaders meeting to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the opening of the SGI-Philippines Davao Culture Center and to initiate momentum towards 2014, which will mark 50 years since the start of the SGI Buddhist movement in the Philippines. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 17 2013

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

On January 17, Soka Gakkai members conducted memorial prayer services at four venues in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures on the 18th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 17, 1995). ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea held a national leaders meeting at its center in Seoul on January 13. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

Some 200 SGI leaders from 30 European countries gathered for an SGI European Summit from January 10 to 13 at the SGI European Training Center at Trets, France. ... read more

Culture | Jan 12 2013

SGI-Macau Sponsors Guangxi-Macau Art Exchange

SGI-Macau Sponsors Guangxi-Macau Art Exchange

On January 12, SGI-Macau, together with the Chinese Educators Association of Macau and Guangxi Arts Institute of Nanning, China, cosponsored a student art exchange. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 12 2013

SGI-USA Cosponsors Guam's Latte Peace Festival

SGI-USA Cosponsors Guam's Latte Peace Festival

On January 12, Guam launched its first annual Latte Peace Festival at Tamuning Park in the village of Tamuning. The festival--named after the latte stone, a symbol of strength in the island's native Chamorro culture--was held to celebrate peace, promote cultural exchange between neighboring islands and to commemorate Louise Rivera's inauguration as the new Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon mayor. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jan 12 2013

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Second Symposium on Earthquake Recovery

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Second Symposium on Earthquake Recovery

On January 12, Soka Gakkai student members in Tohoku held their second symposium addressing the progress of recovery following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of northeastern Japan. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jan 6 2013

SGM Selangor Participates in Cleanup Campaign

SGM Selangor Participates in Cleanup Campaign

On January 6, some 120 Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Selangor members participated in a cleanup campaign in the Taman Berkeley township in Klang, Selangor State. ... read more

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