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Buddhism | Sep 15 2012

SGI-Canada Holds Open House Event in Toronto

SGI-Canada Holds Open House Event in Toronto

On September 15, SGI-Canada held an open house event at its SGI Toronto Culture Centre, welcoming over 300 members of the local community to learn more about SGI’s Buddhist philosophy and its grassroots activities promoting a culture of peace. ... read more

Culture | Sep 15 2012

SGI-Korea Sponsors 78th PEN International Congress

SGI-Korea Sponsors 78th PEN International Congress

From September 9-15, the PEN International Korean Center hosted the 78th PEN International Congress at the Hyundai Hotel in Gyeongju, Korea, under the theme “Literature, Media and Human Rights,” focusing on the impact of media on literature and its role in defending the right to freedom of expression, including digital freedom. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 15 2012

SGI-UK Hosts Hibakusha at Hiroshima Peace Day Events

SGI-UK Hosts Hibakusha at Hiroshima Peace Day Events

From September 8-15, 2012, SGI-UK hosted three official Hiroshima Peace Day events in Birmingham, London and at SGI-UK’s Taplow Court center near Maidenhead, to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan and the 55th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda's call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 14 2012

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded for Community Contribution

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded for Community Contribution

On Sep 4, Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan presented Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) with its 17th Excellent Community Organization Award. TSA Vice General Director Chang Sheng-li accepted the award at the Civil Service Development Institute in Taipei. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 11 2012

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo

Some 250 SGI youth representatives from 55 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the SGI Youth Training Course from September 7-10. "You are all outstanding leaders who share solemn and profound karmic ties," said SGI President Ikeda in one of the many messages of encouragement he sent to the participants. ... read more

Culture | Sep 2 2012

Youth Culture Festival Celebrates Taiwan Soka Association's 50th Anniversary, Exchange with Okinawa

Youth Culture Festival Celebrates Taiwan Soka Association's 50th Anniversary, Exchange with Okinawa

From September 1-2, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) held a two-day Youth Culture Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of TSA at the Taipei International Convention Center. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 2 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth Host Music Festival in Tohoku

Soka Gakkai Youth Host Music Festival in Tohoku

On September 2, a year and a half after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, Soka Gakkai student group members in Tohoku held a "Rock the Heart" music festival at Kotodai Park in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. ... read more

Education | Sep 2 2012

Soka Gakkai Japan's Academic Department Holds Symposium

Soka Gakkai Japan's Academic Department Holds Symposium

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Soka Gakkai Academic Department held a symposium on the role of academic research in times of crisis at the Nippon-Seinenkan in Tokyo, on September 2. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 1 2012

SGI-Sweden Hosts Buddhist Mingle

SGI-Sweden Hosts Buddhist Mingle

On September 1, SGI-Sweden hosted a "mingle"--an introductory Buddhist meeting in Stockholm that was open to the public. ... read more

Culture | Aug 31 2012

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Participates in National Day Celebrations

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Participates in National Day Celebrations

On August 31, some 1,000 Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) youth members participated in Malaysia’s 55th National Day celebrations at the National Stadium, part of the Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Education | Aug 26 2012

SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa Hosts Peace Education Forum

SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa Hosts Peace Education Forum

On August 26, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) hosted a peace education forum on the theme of "Humanistic Education--Creating Value in Today's World" at the SGI-New Zealand Culture Centre in Auckland. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 26 2012

SGI Celebrates Soka Gakkai Men's Day

SGI Celebrates Soka Gakkai Men's Day

In August, SGI men across the world gathered to celebrate Soka Gakkai Men's Division Day (August 24), which is also the day SGI President Daisaku Ikeda joined the Soka Gakkai in 1947 at the age of 19. The Men's Division itself was founded on March 5, 1966. ... read more

Human Rights | Aug 26 2012

Human Rights Education Film Launched at UN Office in Geneva

Human Rights Education Film Launched at UN Office in Geneva

The film "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education," which uses case studies from India, Australia and Turkey to illustrate how human rights education can transform the lives of individuals and communities, was launched at the UN Office at Geneva on September 19, 2012. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 25 2012

New Antinuclear Exhibition Launched in Hiroshima

New Antinuclear Exhibition Launched in Hiroshima

From August 24-25, a new antinuclear exhibition "Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons," which examines nuclear weapons issues from 12 different perspectives, was launched at the 20th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in Hiroshima. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 25 2012

Daisaku Ikeda International Center for Peace Studies Opens in Argentina

Daisaku Ikeda International Center for Peace Studies Opens in Argentina

On August 24, the Daisaku Ikeda International Center for Peace Studies (CIDIEP) held its launch at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of peace through the promotion of culture and humanistic education. ... read more