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Humanitarian Activities | Sep 10 2005

SGI-USA Musicians Perform for Evacuees

SGI-USA volunteers have continued to engage in relief activities following Hurricane Katrina that hit the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, causing the most destruction in New Orleans where the levy system collapsed and submerged much of the city under water. On September 9, International Committee of Artists for ... read more

Education | Sep 9 2005

Kyochikuto no natsu, Produced by Shinano Films, Recognized by Japanese Ministry of Education

Kyochikuto no natsu (Oleander Summer), produced by Shinano Art and Culture Consultant Co. Ltd. to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, received a "Special Selection" rating from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a film for children, youth, adults and ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 8 2005

September 8 Marks 48th Anniversary of Second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda's "Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons"

Today, September 8, is the 48th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda's "Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons" made at the Mitsuzawa Stadium in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In the declaration, Mr. Toda earnestly called on youth to take on the mission of promulgating the abolition of ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 6 2005

Response to Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, causing unparalleled destruction and losses to the areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, and parts of Alabama. Thousands lost their lives and many more were forced to evacuate. New Orleans is particularly affected, with much of the city still ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 2 2005

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Opens New Center in Kuantan, Pahang

Local SGM members celebrate the opening of their new Pahang Center in Kuantan, Pahang State Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) opened a new center in Kuantan, state capital of Pahang, Malaysia's largest state, located in the eastern coastal region. Some 500 attended the opening of the Pahang Center on August 21, including ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 2 2005

SGI-Europe Members Meet for Summer Study in Trets, France

During July and August, SGI members in Europe met for their annual summer course at the SGI European Center in Trets, southern France. On August 18-23, some 150 members from 27 European countries gathered for a summer study session. SGI Study Department Chief Katsuji Saito, visiting from Japan, lectured on ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 1 2005

SGI-USA Participates in Hurricane Katrina Relief Activities

On August 29, Hurricane Katrina hit the southern Gulf Coast of the US. The onslaught destroyed much of the coast of Mississippi, Louisiana, and parts of Alabama. To date, these areas are still plagued by massive flooding, with much of the infrastructure destroyed. In response, SGI-USA has set up two relief ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 29 2005

IOP to Host Public Lecture by India's G. Ramachandran Institute of Nonviolence Director

On September 23, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) will host a lecture by Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, director of the G. Ramachandran Institute of Nonviolence in India, in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, a leading Gandhi expert, will speak about peace issues based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's peace ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 28 2005

Soka Gakkai Music Bands Participate in Local Parades

On August 27, the Soka Gakkai Nagano Fife-and-Drum Corps marched in the "Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto 2005," annual music festival in Nagano Prefecture. On the same day, Soka Renaissance Vanguard Junior participated in a local summer festival in Tachikawa City, Tokyo. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 26 2005

Boston Research Center for the 21st Century Commended by Psychologists for Social Responsibility for Promoting Peace and Social Justice

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) presented the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century (BRC) with its 2005 Distinguished Contribution to Building Cultures of Peace Award for contributing to global awareness and for "cultivating an international sense of community [that] has produced a rich harvest of peace activities and educational ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 22 2005

Holocaust Exhibit Opens in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture

On August 21, "The Courage to Remember--Anne Frank and the Holocaust," opened at the International Congress Center in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The show describes the Nazi perpetration of the Holocaust and persecution of the Jewish people during World War II, as well as the life of Anne Frank, the ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 21 2005

Morehouse College's "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace" Exhibition Opens in Chile

"Gandhi, King, Ikeda (GKI): A Legacy of Building Peace," an exhibition introducing the peace activism of three 20th century leaders, opened on August 4 at the National Library in Santiago, Chile. Santiago is the first city in Chile to host the exhibition. Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., dean of the ... read more

Education | Aug 18 2005

Two Taiwanese Elementary Schools Commend SGI's Educational and Humanitarian Activities

On July 18, Haitang (Taiwan) Typhoon, packing high-velocity winds of up to 184 kph and torrential rains, hit Taiwan. local SGI-Taiwan members, led by SGI-Taiwan Student Division members, were actively involved in relief and clean-up activities, especially at Mao-lin and Duo-na Elementary schools, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. School buildings were ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 16 2005

Soka Gakkai Youth in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo, Sponsor World Peace Memorial Service for War Victims

On August 15, the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, Soka Gakkai youth sponsored a "World Peace Memorial Service for War Victims" at the Soka Gakkai Arakawa Culture Center in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo. Soka Gakkai representatives, including Soka Gakkai General Director Toru Aoki, Youth Division Chief Kazuhiko ... read more

Culture | Aug 13 2005

Singapore Soka Association Supports 40th Anniversary National Day Celebrations

On August 9, some 2,000 Singapore Soka Association (SSA) members participated in Singapore's 40th National Day events across the country. Some 25,000 residents attended the annual show at Singapore's National Stadium, which all of Singapore's television networks telecast live as well as on the Internet. The festivities were seen by ... read more