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Buddhism | Nov 30 2005

SGI-Taiwan Changhua Culture Center Opens; Changhua County Commends SGI President

On November 18, SGI-Taiwan Changhua Culture Center opened in Changhua County, Taiwan, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding. Some 600 SGI-Taiwan members attended the opening from throughout the country. Changhua, located in central Taiwan, is known as "the grain store of Taiwan." In 2002, Changhua Province conferred an ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 30 2005

"Seeds of Change" Environmental Exhibit Opens in Dubai, UAE

On November 17, an environmental exhibition titled "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential," which highlights the Earth Charter as a "map" pointing the way toward sustainable living, opened at the Dubai Knowledge Village in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The exhibition depicts the need for sustainable ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 29 2005

SGI-Nepal Members Celebrate 10th Anniversary of SGI President's Visit to Nepal

On November 19, SGI-Nepal members met at the SGI-Nepal Peace Center for their eleventh general meeting and celebrated the tenth anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's October 1995 visit to Nepal. SGI-Nepal was officially established as a religious corporation in April 1998 following recognition in 1993 as a social and ... read more

Education | Nov 28 2005

Taiwan Ministry of Education Commends SGI-Taiwan for Sixth Time

The Taiwan Ministry of Education selected SGI-Taiwan as one of 32 organizations and individuals to receive its Excellent Community and Education Organization Awards. This prestigious honor is given annually to selected social, educational, cultural and religious organizations in Taiwan for outstanding contributions to advancing social education. This was SGI-Taiwan's sixth ... read more

Education | Nov 28 2005

SGI Children's Picture Book Exhibition Opens in Edmonton, Canada

On October 31-November 5, "Read Me a Story!," an exhibit showcasing children's storybooks and folk tales from around the world showed at the City Hall in Edmonton, Canada. The event was cosponsored by the United Nations Association in Canada-Edmonton Branch, Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace and SGI-Canada's Edmonton ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 27 2005

Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee Hosts Culture of Peace Forums

On November 26, the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee sponsored "Culture of Peace" forums in Tokyo, Saitama and Shizuoka. Some 1,500 attended the forum at the Amyu Tachikawa Hall in Tachikawa City, Tokyo. Five women shared their experiences that included a first hand account of war and involvement in a ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 23 2005

Exhibition in Support of the UN's World Program for Human Rights Education Opens in Osaka

"Human Rights in the 21st Century--Treasuring Each Individual" (working title) created by the Soka Gakkai youth division, was launched on November 22 at the Osaka Business Park Hall (MID Theatre) in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The United Nations Information Center, UNICEF Office in Japan and National Federation of UNESCO Association ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 22 2005

Kansai Youth Peace Conference Hosts Lecture on the United Nations and Human Rights

On November 21, Soka Gakkai's Kansai Youth Peace Conference hosted the third lecture in a youth seminar series at the Osaka Chuo Culture Center in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, commemorating the "Human Rights for Hope in the 21st Century (tentative translation)" exhibition, which opened today in Osaka City. The United ... read more

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