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Education | Nov 22 2005

San Diego County Board of Education, USA, Commends SGI President and Mrs. Ikeda

San Diego County Board of Education, California, USA, commended SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda, for their educational contributions. The conferral took place on November 9 in San Diego, during the Board's regular meeting. SGI-USA Vice General Director Ian McIlraith received a certificate, on Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda's ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 20 2005

Earth Charter Conference Held in Amsterdam, Netherlands

On November 7-9, nearly 400 representatives of nations and non-governmental organizations from throughout the world participated in the "Earth Charter +5 Conference" in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which took place five years after the launch of the Earth Charter. The event organizers included the Netherlands National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 19 2005

Soka Gakkai Holds Prayer Services to Commemorate November 18, Anniversary of Soka Gakkai's Founding and First Soka Gakkai President's Passing

On November 18, Soka Gakkai held prayer services throughout Japan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its founding, as well as the death of first Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944). SGI President Daisaku Ikeda attended a meeting at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji, Tokyo, along with representatives. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 16 2005

Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University's Legal, Political and Social Research Center, Bolivia, Commends SGI President for Peace Contributions

The Legal, Political and Social Research Center, associated with the Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM: Universidad Autonoma Gabriel René Moreno), Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, commended SGI President Daisaku Ikeda for his humanitarian activities for world peace. The conferral took place on October 28 during the university's annual ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 14 2005

American Futurist Dr. Hazel Henderson Meets Soka Gakkai President and Lectures

On November 13, Soka Gakkai President Einosuke Akiya met with Dr. Hazel Henderson, world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist and consultant on sustainable development, at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. Dr. Henderson stated it is important for women to gain equal opportunities to participate ... read more

Culture | Nov 12 2005

SGI-Mexico Participates in International Conference on Global Issues in Cuba Commemorating José Martí's 152 Birthday

From October 25 to 27, over 170 delegates from 32 countries, including SGI-Mexico Youth Division Chief Daisuke Inoue, attended an international conference titled "With and for the Good of All" at the Havana Conference Center, Cuba, to pursue resolutions to global issues based on the legacy of Cuba's national hero, ... read more

Education | Nov 10 2005

John Dewey Society Former President Lectures at Soka Schools in Tokyo

On November 9, Dr. David T. Hansen, former president of the John Dewey Society and professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, visited Soka Schools in Kodaira City, Tokyo. Soka Schools students, teachers and staff welcomed Dr. Hansen. The schools' koto club members performed for him. Founded in 1935, the ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 3 2005

Soka Gakkai Holds Monthly Leaders' Meeting

On November 2, Soka Gakkai held its monthly leaders' meeting, which commemorated November 18, Soka Gakkai's 75th anniversary. The meeting, coinciding with the 30th SGI General Meeting, took place at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji, Tokyo. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai President Einosuke Akiya, other executive leaders ... read more

Culture | Nov 1 2005

"Napoleon the Great: Cultural Brilliance and Spiritual Legacy" Previews at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Hachioji, Tokyo

Musée Masséna Nice, France Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin, Germany Portrait of Empress Josephine by Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) Portrait of Emperor Napoleon by François Gérard (1770-1837) A preview of "Napoleon and his Time: The Sublime Triumph of Culture" an exhibition organized by the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM), took place at the Hachioji museum on ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 31 2005

Osaka Soka Gakkai to Sponsor Exhibition in Support of the UN's World Program for Human Rights Education

From November 22, Osaka Soka Gakkai will sponsor the "Human Rights in the 21st Century--Treasuring Each Individual" (working title) in Osaka. The exhibition supports the United Nations' World Program for Human Rights Education, adopted unanimously at the UN general assembly in October 2004 at the conclusion of the UN Decade ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 31 2005

Osaka Soka Gakkai to Sponsor Exhibition in Support of the UN's World Program for Human Rights Education

From November 22, Osaka Soka Gakkai will sponsor the "Human Rights in the 21st Century--Treasuring Each Individual" (working title) in Osaka. The exhibition supports the United Nations' World Program for Human Rights Education, adopted unanimously at the UN general assembly in October 2004 at the conclusion of the UN Decade ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 28 2005

SGI-Portugal Grows to Four Chapters

SGI-Portugal members at recent general meeting On October 23, SGI-Portugal held a general meeting in Lisbon to commemorate its 40th anniversary. Since SGI President Daisaku Ikeda first visited Portugal on October 27, 1965, the organization has developed, based on his encouragement to engage in activities and exchanges infused with the spirit ... read more

Culture | Oct 27 2005

SGI-Austria Culture Center Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with an Open House

Chamber orchestra presents music by Schubert Poetry reading On September 24, SGI-Austria held an open house for nearby residents at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna, Austria, celebrating the center's tenth anniversary. Local residents were treated to professional actors reading poetry by Goethe and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and a chamber music ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 26 2005

SGI Mourns Loss of American Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks

On behalf of SGI members in 190 countries, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent his condolences to the family of Rosa Parks, American civil rights heroine, who died October 24 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Mrs. Parks was 92. In his message, Mr. Ikeda expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the Parks family ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 23 2005

"Dialogue with Nature" Shown at Regional Libraries in Singapore

From October 5-15, "Dialogue with Nature," an exhibition of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's nature and scenic photographs taken by during his travels in Japan and abroad, opened at regional libraries in Singapore. The Jurong Regional Library opening on October 5 was graced by 160 members and guests, including Kwek Leng ... read more