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Press Releases | Nov 18 2012

Soka eBook Store Launched

A selection of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda's foreign language writings along with SGI-related books are now available in digital format from the Soka eBook Store. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 18 2012

New SGI-Germany Center Opens in Munich

New SGI-Germany Center Opens in Munich

SGI-Germany celebrated the opening of a new center in Munich on November 17 and 18. With two prayer rooms and an office, the new center will serve as the main center for SGI members in the State of Bavaria. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 17 2012

SGI-Spain Hosts Lecture on Religion and Utopia; Participates in Buddhist Symposium

SGI-Spain Hosts Lecture on Religion and Utopia; Participates in Buddhist Symposium

In November, SGI-Spain hosted two events at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid. The first was a lecture titled "Utopia in Times of Crisis: Where Ethics and Religion Meet" given by Professor Juan José Tamayo, director of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. ... read more

Culture | Nov 17 2012

Youth Festivals Held in Bolivia and Peru

Youth Festivals Held in Bolivia and Peru

In November, both SGI-Bolivia and SGI-Peru commemorated the 50th anniversaries of the founding of the first SGI chapter in their respective countries. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 11 2012

SGI Members in Europe and Taiwan Take Buddhist Study Exams

SGI Members in Europe and Taiwan Take Buddhist Study Exams

SGI members of all ages in Europe took Buddhist study exams of various levels in November, celebrated in the SGI as the month of Soka Gakkai's founding (on November 18, 1930). ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 4 2012

SSA's Senior Citizens Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

SSA's Senior Citizens Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On November 4, Singapore Soka Association's (SSA) Senior Citizens Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding. ... read more

Culture | Nov 4 2012

Min-On Holds 16th Tokyo International Conducting Competition

Min-On Holds 16th Tokyo International Conducting Competition

The 16th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting organized by the Min-On Concert Association was held from October 29 to November 4 at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 31 2012

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Displays "Seeds of Hope" at Greentech Exhibition

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Displays "Seeds of Hope" at Greentech Exhibition

Selected panels from the joint SGI and Earth Charter International environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope" were displayed by members of Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), at the third International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference (IGEM2012), held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 10 to 13. ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 31 2012

SGI-Australia Youth Strengthen Interfaith Connections Through Dialogue

SGI-Australia Youth Strengthen Interfaith Connections Through Dialogue

On October 31, SGI-Australia (SGIA) youth held an interfaith dialogue with over 20 youth from the 2012 Muslim Leadership Program run by La Trobe University's Centre for Dialogue. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 28 2012

Victory Over Violence Essay Contest Held in Albuquerque

Victory Over Violence Essay Contest Held in Albuquerque

In conjunction with the showing of the "Transforming the Human Spirit" anti-nuclear weapons exhibition from September 29 to October 28 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the local SGI-USA group co-sponsored its second Victory Over Violence essay contest, in partnership with the local UN Association (UNA) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 28 2012

Peace Through Music: SGI-USA Hosts "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" Concert

Peace Through Music: SGI-USA Hosts "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" Concert

On October 28, SGI-USA and the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP) cosponsored a "Daniel Pearl Music Days" concert at SGI-USA's World Peace Ikeda Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 28 2012

SGI-Eastern Europe Leaders Attend Training Course

SGI-Eastern Europe Leaders Attend Training Course

Some 60 SGI leaders gathered at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna for the Eastern Europe Leaders' Training Course from October 26-28. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 27 2012

SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees in the Rain

SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees in the Rain

On October 27, SGI-Canada Central Region youth participated in an annual tree planting activity with the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) in Ontario. Including elementary school students, 67 youth of all ages came out in the rain and cold to plant 200 trees. ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 24 2012

IOP Co-organizes Symposium with University of Malaya's Centre for Civilisational Dialogue

IOP Co-organizes Symposium with University of Malaya's Centre for Civilisational Dialogue

On October 23 and 24, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) in Japan and the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue (CCDUM) at the University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-organized a symposium titled "Intercivilisational Dialogue towards Peace, Harmonious Coexistence and Sustainability" held at the university's Academy of Islamic Studies. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 20 2012

Brazil SGI Hosts National Meeting of Environmental Agents, Launches "Seeds of Hope"

Brazil SGI Hosts National Meeting of Environmental Agents, Launches "Seeds of Hope"

One of Brazil Soka Association (BSGI)’s numerous initiatives to promote education for sustainable development is the Environmental Agents’ Movement, launched in 2001 by the Scientists Department of BSGI in partnership with local government and environmental organizations. ... read more