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Culture | Aug 20 2012

Min-On Hosts Ghana Dance Ensemble's Tour of Japan

Min-On Hosts Ghana Dance Ensemble's Tour of Japan

On August 20, at the invitation of the Min-On Concert Association, the Ghana Dance Ensemble performed at the Nitori Culture Hall in Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 19 2012

North America and Oceania SGI Leaders Study Conference

North America and Oceania SGI Leaders Study Conference

From August 17-19, SGI representatives from North America and Oceania attended an SGI Leaders Study Conference at the World Peace Ikeda Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 19 2012

Singapore Soka Association Co-organizes Community Outreach Food Project

Singapore Soka Association Co-organizes Community Outreach Food Project

On the weekend of August 18-19, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Eldercare Co-operative co-organized a food donation drive. Named "Bags of Hope 2," the initiative collected provisions for, put together and distributed food packs to low-income families in the community. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 18 2012

Toda Institute and Pugwash Hold Conference Focusing on Abolishing Nuclear Weapons by 2040

Toda Institute and Pugwash Hold Conference Focusing on Abolishing Nuclear Weapons by 2040

On August 16-18, the Canadian group of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research co-organized a conference focusing on the achievement of a nuclear-weapons-free world by 2040. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 11 2012

Soka Gakkai Members in Nagasaki Mark Anniversary of Atomic Bombings, Hold Youth Peace Forum

Soka Gakkai Members in Nagasaki Mark Anniversary of Atomic Bombings, Hold Youth Peace Forum

On August 8, Soka Gakkai youth members in Nagasaki held a peace forum at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. Guest speaker Kathleen Sullivan emphasized that the movement toward abolishing nuclear weapons will advance when each individual considers the threat of nuclear weapons relevant to their own lives and takes action to this end. ... read more

Culture | Aug 9 2012

Singapore Soka Association Give Fiery Performance at National Day Parade

Singapore Soka Association Give Fiery Performance at National Day Parade

On August 9, in celebration of 47 years of Singapore’s independence, members of Singapore Soka Association (SSA) staged a pyrotechnic performance at the National Day Parade on a floating platform in Marina Bay. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 5 2012

Hiroshima Study Lectures Exceed 150

Hiroshima Study Lectures Exceed 150

Since 1989, youth members of Soka Gakkai Hiroshima have organized a Hiroshima Study Lecture Series for the public, inviting various leaders in the field of peace and disarmament worldwide, including hibakusha (A-bomb victims), as guest speakers. In commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, three such lectures were held on August 4 and 5, in conjunction with Soka Gakkai Hiroshima’s annual youth peace meeting. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth in Hiroshima Sponsor Lectures on Nuclear Abolition

Soka Gakkai Youth in Hiroshima Sponsor Lectures on Nuclear Abolition

Soka Gakkai youth members in Hiroshima Prefecture sponsored lectures in their Hiroshima Study Lecture Series on July 22 and 28. Documentary filmmaker Masaaki Tanabe, who is also a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), and former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio Duarte were guest speakers at the respective events. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 29 2012

Seminars on Aftermath of March 11, 2011, Earthquake and Tsunami

Seminars on Aftermath of March 11, 2011, Earthquake and Tsunami

Seminars were held in Tokyo and Iwate in late July to examine the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 29 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Annual Peace Summit and Peace Festival in Okinawa

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Annual Peace Summit and Peace Festival in Okinawa

Calling for a century without war, Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa held their annual peace summit on July 28 at the Soka Gakkai Okinawa International Peace Center in Naha. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jul 28 2012

SGI-UK Members Join "Year of Service" to Improve Environment

SGI-UK Members Join "Year of Service" to Improve Environment

Throughout July, SGI-UK members from around the country organized events under the theme “Earthkind” as part of the Year of Service initiative, a government-sponsored initiative to encourage people of all faiths to contribute to their local communities. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 23 2012

Brazil SGI Holds Introductory Meetings with Sign Language Interpretation

Brazil SGI Holds Introductory Meetings with Sign Language Interpretation

In response to requests from members, Brazil Soka Gakkai International (BSGI) members in São Paulo began holding monthly Buddhist introductory meetings for people who are deaf and hard of hearing at the BSGI Culture Center, starting in July 2011. These meetings are also open to the public. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 23 2012

Tenth SGI Europe Study Session Held in Milan, Italy

Tenth SGI Europe Study Session Held in Milan, Italy

From July 19-22, the tenth SGI Europe Study Session was held in the suburbs of Milan, Italy, attended by 480 members from 30 countries throughout Europe. A total of 10,000 people will be attending such study sessions held in different European countries over the summer. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 22 2012

SGI-Panama Focuses on Youth as Protagonists of a New Era

SGI-Panama Focuses on Youth as Protagonists of a New Era

"I'm now filled with optimism, love, confidence and friendship" expressed a youth member after attending the SGI-Panama youth convention held at the SGI-Panama Culture Center, Panama City, on July 22. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 21 2012

SGI Members in UK and USA Participate in WorldPride Parades

SGI Members in UK and USA Participate in WorldPride Parades

In July, SGI members in the UK and the US took part in WorldPride 2012 parades in London, San Diego, Chicago, Louisville in Kentucky, Oklahoma City and New York. WorldPride is a global movement that celebrates the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. ... read more