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Humanitarian Activities | Jul 10 2005

SGI-Europe Youth Representatives Gather for General Meeting in France; UNHCR Commends SGI President

Some 1,000 SGI youth from 29 European countries gathered for a general meeting on July 6, at the SGI European Center in Trets, southern France. The gathering commemorated the SGI's 30th anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of the SGI European Center. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a congratulatory ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 8 2005

Soka Gakkai Holds Monthly Leaders' Meeting for July 2005

On July 7, Soka Gakkai held its monthly leaders' meeting, in conjunction with the fifth Kansai General Meeting and the third Kansai Youth Division General Meeting, at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji City, Tokyo. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai President Akiya, other executive leaders, youth leaders, and ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 7 2005

SGI Members in Mauritius Start Afresh

On June 28, in the island country of Mauritius located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, SGI-Mauritius members gathered for their chapter meeting in a suburb of Port Louis, the country's capital. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a congratulatory message and SGI-Africa Chief Tadashi Minai and SGI-Africa Advisor Takemi ... read more

Culture | Jul 7 2005

Selangor State, Malaysia, Commends Soka Gakkai Malaysia for Cultural Contributions

The State Government of Selangor, Malaysia, recently commended SGI-Malaysia (SGM) in recognition of its contributions to the arts and culture. The conferral took place on July 4 at the State Youth Culture Center in Shah Alam, capital of Selangor. SGM Vice General Director and Selangor Area Chief Ng Teck Sim ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 4 2005

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Youth Participate in National Event

On July 2, at the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism, some 1,000 Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) youth participated in the official launch of Citrawarna Malaysia (Colors of Malaysia) 2005 at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. The SGM youth, dressed in colorful native costumes, performed in the opening number titled ... read more

Culture | Jul 4 2005

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Youth Participate in National Event

On July 2, at the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism, some 1,000 Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) youth participated in the official launch of Citrawarna Malaysia (Colors of Malaysia) 2005 at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. The SGM youth, dressed in colorful native costumes, performed in the opening number titled ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 1 2005

SSA Youth Division Awarded Highest Youth Accolade in Singapore

The Singapore Soka Association (SSA) Youth Division as a team won the Singapore Youth Award (SYA) 2005 in the Community and Youth Services category, for excellence in and commitment to community service and youth development. Launched in 1975, the SYA is the highest national youth accolade honoring young people, as ... read more

Interfaith | Jul 1 2005

SSA Youth Division Awarded Highest Youth Accolade in Singapore

The Singapore Soka Association (SSA) Youth Division as a team won the Singapore Youth Award (SYA) 2005 in the Community and Youth Services category, for excellence in and commitment to community service and youth development. Launched in 1975, the SYA is the highest national youth accolade honoring young people, as ... read more

Interfaith | Jun 30 2005

Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations Appoints SGI UN Representative as President

The Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN has appointed Hiro Sakurai, from SGI's UN Liaison Office in New York, as committee president. Mr. Sakurai joined the committee in 1999 and has served as interim president since June 2004. His appointment was made official at the committee's annual business meeting ... read more

Interfaith | Jun 30 2005

Conference on Interfaith Cooperation Held at UN Headquarters in New York, New York, USA; SGI UN Representative Speaks

The Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace was held on June 22 at the UN Headquarters and brought together more than 400 representatives from the UN, governments, and civil society. Convened by 17 Member States, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, the World Bank, and the Committee ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 29 2005

SGI-Canada Vancouver Youth Earth Charter Committee Wins Mayor's 2005 Environmental Achievement Award

The SGI-Canada Vancouver Youth Earth Charter Committee was among the winners of the 2005 Mayor's Environmental Achievement Award. The seventh annual awards ceremony took place at the Vancouver Public Library on June 8, commemorating Clean Air Day and Environment Week, during Sustainability Fair 2005, presented by the City of Vancouver ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 27 2005

Southeast Asian Foundation for Children's Television Commends SGI President for Children's Animation Series

A delegation from Southeast Asian Foundation for Children's Television (SEAFCTV), headed by President Edgardo C. Roces, traveled to Japan to present SGI President Daisaku Ikeda with its Anak TV Broadcasters' Award. Mr. Ikeda was recognized for his contributions to Philippine broadcasting through the animation series, titled Happy Tales, based on ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 26 2005

Swedish Peace Scholar Speaks on Earth Charter at University of Siena, Italy

On June 10, Swedish peace scholar Jan Øberg, executive director of Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, based in Lund, Sweden, spoke on the Earth Charter, at the University of Siena in Siena, Italy. SGI-Italy sponsored the lecture to promote the Earth Charter, in collaboration with four major universities ... read more

Interfaith | Jun 24 2005

Second Installment of Dialogue Series between European Academy of Sciences and Arts President Dr. H. C. Felix Unger and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda Will Appear Soon in The Journal of Oriental Studies

The second installment of dialogues between European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) President Dr. H. C. Felix Unger and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda will appear in issue No. 1, Vol. 44, of The Journal of Oriental Studies, a biannual journal published by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy. Their dialogue ... read more

Education | Jun 23 2005

SGI-USA Educators and Students at Columbia University Cohost Symposium

On June 10, the SGI-USA Educators Division and Student Division at Columbia University cohosted a symposium at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. Some 76 educators and students attended the event, which commemorated the ninth anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's lecture on "Education for Global Citizenship" at the ... read more