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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

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 16 2012

Soka Gakkai Relief Efforts in Response to Kyushu Floods

Soka Gakkai Relief Efforts in Response to Kyushu Floods

At the start of July, the southwestern island of Kyushu in Japan experienced record downpours which caused torrential floods and landslides, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Soka Gakkai centers throughout the central Kyushu prefectures, such as Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Oita and Saga, were used as emergency communication centers to provide emergency relief aid and shelter to evacuees. ... read more

Culture | Jul 15 2012

Watercolor Painting Exhibitions Held in Hong Kong and Macau

Watercolor Painting Exhibitions Held in Hong Kong and Macau

An exhibition titled "Watercolors from Ningbo," cosponsored by the Chinese Artists Association in Ningbo, SGI-Hong Kong (SGI-HK), SGI-Macau and other groups, was shown at the SGI-HK Culture Center from June 9-17 and at the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden in Macau from July 5-15. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 15 2012

SGI Women's Group Meetings Held in Singapore and Sri Lanka

SGI Women's Group Meetings Held in Singapore and Sri Lanka

During June, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) Women's Group members held local discussion meetings nationwide in celebration of the 61st anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai's Women's Division. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 15 2012

Celebrating Mandela Day In South Africa

Celebrating Mandela Day In South Africa

On July 15, members of SGI-South Africa in Johannesburg visited the Ithlokomeleng Senior Citizens Home and adjacent Sediba Sathuto (Well of Learning) Childcare Centre. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 15 2012

SGI-Spain Youth Meet in Canary Islands

SGI-Spain Youth Meet in Canary Islands

On July 15, SGI-Spain youth members in the Canary Islands held a general meeting at the Leal Theater in La Laguna, Tenerife. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 9 2012

Celebrating 20 Years of Taiwan-China "Peace Angels Exchange"

Celebrating 20 Years of Taiwan-China "Peace Angels Exchange"

From July 3 to 9, 2012, the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA), together with the National Planners’ Association, the All-China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots and other civic organizations from Taiwan and China, organized a “Peace Angels Exchange” in Beijing, China. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 4 2012

SGI-Portugal Women Hold Meetings

SGI-Portugal Women Hold Meetings

From June 30 to July 4, SGI-Portugal women’s group members held commemorative meetings throughout the nation, celebrating the founding of Soka Gakkai’s Women’s Division (June 10, 1951). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 2 2012

Peace Bus Retraces Gandhi's Footsteps Across South India

Peace Bus Retraces Gandhi's Footsteps Across South India

From June 17 to July 2, the "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace" exhibition (GKI) was held at 24 different locations in South India. The exhibition focuses on the lives of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda as examples of individuals who dedicated themselves to fighting injustice through nonviolence. ... read more

Culture | Jul 1 2012

SGI-UK's Olympic Exhibition:  Lord Desborough's Sporting Legacy

SGI-UK's Olympic Exhibition: Lord Desborough's Sporting Legacy

An exhibition celebrating the Olympic legacy of Lord Desborough, owner of SGI-UK's Taplow Court Culture Centre from 1899 to 1945, is on display at Taplow Court from April to September 2012. ... read more