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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

Buddhism | Aug 25 2012

Dunhuang Academy Director Attends Opening of Lotus Sutra Exhibition in Kobe

Dunhuang Academy Director Attends Opening of Lotus Sutra Exhibition in Kobe

On August 25, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and Soka Gakkai co-organized the "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition at the Kansai International Culture Center in Kobe, Japan. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 24 2012

SGI Members in the Philippines and Taiwan Provide Aid After Floods

SGI Members in the Philippines and Taiwan Provide Aid After Floods

From August 5-12, heavy downpours in Manila and surrounding areas in the Philippines caused torrential floods, submerging much of the capital underwater. The floods led to numerous fatalities and forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Many were also affected by power outages. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 22 2012

Singapore Soka Association Organizes Family Fun Day and Holds Donation Drive for Flood Victims

Singapore Soka Association Organizes Family Fun Day and Holds Donation Drive for Flood Victims

On August 20, in celebration of its 45th anniversary, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) held a "Family Fun Day" at its headquarters and the nearby Tampines West Community Club. ... read more

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