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Interfaith | Oct 13 2012

SGI-UK Members Strengthen Interfaith Understanding at Jubilee Celebration and Buddhist Convention

SGI-UK Members Strengthen Interfaith Understanding at Jubilee Celebration and Buddhist Convention

On October 10, SGI-UK members from the London borough of Camden joined civic celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II hosted by the mayor of Camden. The ceremony took place at St. Mary Magdalene Church and included a procession, renditions from the choirs of three local schools and readings and music from Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and other faith communities. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 13 2012

A Dialogue on Interdependence

A Dialogue on Interdependence

The ninth annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, held on October 13, 2012, at the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in Cambridge, Mass., USA, was themed "Awakening Our Connections: A Dialogue on Interdependence." ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 12 2012

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services on Anniversary of Nichiren's Passing

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services on Anniversary of Nichiren's Passing

The Soka Gakkai held memorial services throughout Japan on October 12 to mark the 730th anniversary of the passing of Nichiren (October 13, 1282). The services also commemorated the day Nichiren inscribed the Dai-Gohonzon (October 12, 1279), the object of devotion in Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 7 2012

SGI Leaders' Training Courses in Ecuador

SGI Leaders' Training Courses in Ecuador

On October 6 and 7, SGI-Ecuador held leaders’ training meetings in the two largest cities of Quito and Guayaquil. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 7 2012

New SGI Culture Centers Open in Chennai, Bengaluru, India

New SGI Culture Centers Open in Chennai, Bengaluru, India

Two new Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) culture centers opened in the southern Indian cities of Chennai and Bengaluru on October 7. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 7 2012

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Holds Month of Peace Activities

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Holds Month of Peace Activities

In September, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held its second annual Month of Peace, including a specially created musical and dance performance titled "V Peace." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 6 2012

SGI's Anti-nuclear Exhibition Held at Prominent Nuclear Science Museum in New Mexico, US

SGI's Anti-nuclear Exhibition Held at Prominent Nuclear Science Museum in New Mexico, US

From September 29 to October 28, SGI’s anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was displayed at The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico--the first public US museum to preserve the history of the nuclear industry. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 6 2012

Celebrating Peace in Hawaii with the Spirit of Aloha

Celebrating Peace in Hawaii with the Spirit of Aloha

In Hawaii, "aloha" is the spirit of joyfully sharing life, a peaceful expression of living in harmony with ourselves and the world around us. On September 23 and October 6, SGI members in Hawaii co-organized peace events celebrating the annual United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21) and SGI World Peace Day (October 2) respectively. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 30 2012

Panel at Turin Spirituality Event on "Wisdom of the Smile"

Panel at Turin Spirituality Event on "Wisdom of the Smile"

On September 29, SGI representatives addressed an audience of over 250 at the Teatro La Cavallerizza Reale, as part of the International Annual Conference on Spirituality in Turin, Italy. ... read more

Education | Sep 30 2012

SGI-Canada Participates in Nationwide Book Festival

SGI-Canada Participates in Nationwide Book Festival

On September 23 and 28, SGI-Canada (SGIC) members in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax participated in a nationwide book and magazine festival titled The Word On The Street. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 30 2012

17,000 SGI Members take Buddhist Study Exams in Brazil

17,000 SGI Members take Buddhist Study Exams in Brazil

On September 30, Brazil-SGI (BSGI) held Buddhist study examinations of various levels in 358 venues across the country. Some 17,000 people of all ages took the exams to deepen their understanding of Buddhist philosophy. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 29 2012

Spreading Hope Through Art and Music in Tohoku

Spreading Hope Through Art and Music in Tohoku

As part of an ongoing initiative to uplift the spirits of people affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, SGI-affiliated cultural institutions--the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) and the Min-On Concert Association--have organized a series of events to spread hope through art and music. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 28 2012

SGI Chorus Groups in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Contribute to Local Communities

SGI Chorus Groups in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Contribute to Local Communities

In August and September, chorus groups from Singapore Soka Association (SSA), SGI-Hong Kong (SGI-HK) and Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) performed in their respective communities. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 28 2012

Antinuclear Exhibition "Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown in Spain, Peru and Argentina

Antinuclear Exhibition "Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown in Spain, Peru and Argentina

On September 8, SGI-Spain opened the SGI’s antinuclear exhibition, "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid City, attended by some 100 people including local SGI members and representatives of the Madrid Community Interfaith Dialogue Association. ... read more

Education | Sep 21 2012

Lou Marinoff Explores Themes From "The Inner Philosopher" at Ikeda Center Event

Lou Marinoff Explores Themes From "The Inner Philosopher" at Ikeda Center Event

On September 21, the Ikeda Center of Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, celebrated the publication of a new dialogue, The Inner Philosopher: Conversations on Philosophy's Transformative Power, between Lou Marinoff, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the City College of New York, and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. ... read more