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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

Buddhism | Jun 22 2005

SGI-Europe Youth Representatives from 30 Countries Will Gather for General Meeting in July

SGI representatives from 30 European countries will gather for a general meeting on July 6, at the SGI European Center in Trets, southern France. The gathering commemorates the SGI's 30th anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of the SGI European Center. Earlier this year, SGI-Europe established the SGI-Europe Youth ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 20 2005

SGI Supports Release of Six-Language Version of Earth Council's A Quiet Revolution DVD

SGI has supported the creation and recent release of a six-language version of A Quiet Revolution, a film about individuals taking charge to protect and heal their natural environment, produced by the Earth Council in collaboration with UN bodies. The DVD release promotes the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 19 2005

SGI-Korea Opens New Center in Taebaek, Gangwon Province

On June 4, SGI-Korea opened a new center in Taebaek, Gangwon (Kangwon) Province, South Korea. The building has two stories above ground and one basement floor, and features a 3,000-seat lecture hall. Surrounded by the Taebaek Mountains, Taebaek City is a renowned alpine resort and the origin of the Han ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 19 2005

SGI-Sri Lanka Women Hold Second General Meeting

On June 12, SGI-Sri Lanka women held their second general meeting at their center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Six months ago a devastating tsunami struck 250 kilometers southeast of Sumatra Island, Indonesia and left tens of thousands dead in Sri Lanka. Since then, the SGI-Sri Lanka women have worked hard ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 19 2005

Soka Gakkai Indonesia Members Sit for Study Exams

On May 29, approximately 520 Soka Gakkai Indonesia members, in their teens through seventies, sat for a study department entrance examination at 18 venues throughout the country. The examinees spent two months studying and preparing for the exam, that included questions about Soka Gakkai's history and three of Nichiren's letters ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 16 2005

SGI Women in Nepal, Paraguay and the Philippines Commemorate Women's Division Day

SGI-Nepal women celebrate Women's Division day SGI women throughout the world are celebrating June 10, Women's Division (WD) Day, in their respective countries and locales. In Nepal, SGI members gathered on June 11 at the SGI-Nepal Peace Center in Kathmandu for their ninth commemorative meeting. Some 200, including 70 WD members, ... read more

Culture | Jun 15 2005

Art Exhibition by Renowned Chinese Painters Lai Ming and Wong Wing Yin Opens in Hong Kong

"Cherry, Plum, Peach and Damson--Art Exhibition of Lai Ming and Wong Wing Yin" opened on June 9 at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center in Hong Kong. The show displayed some 160 works by Lai Ming and Wong Wing Yin, husband and wife and disciples of the great master of Chinese ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 12 2005

SGI-USA Queens Center Opens in New York City, USA

SGI-USA recently opened a new center in Queens, New York City, USA. Local SGI-USA members gathered for the opening on May 14 and 15. Commemorating the center's opening, New York State representatives, New York City council members and the Queens County District Attorney proclaimed May 14 "SGI Day," respectively. The ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 10 2005

West Chester Township, Ohio, USA, Dedicates Toda Friendship Circle in Voice of America Park

West Chester Township, Ohio, USA, dedicated Toda Friendship Circle, in honor of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda, around the Daisaku Ikeda Tree Grove in the Voice of America Park, West Chester. The dedication ceremony took place on May 21. Some 100 attended, including Township Mayor José Alvarez, SGI-USA representatives ... read more