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Human Rights | Jul 1 2012

July SGI Quarterly Issue on "Living with Courage" Available Online

July SGI Quarterly Issue on "Living with Courage" Available Online

The July SGI Quarterly on the theme "Living with Courage" has been published and is also now available as a downloadable PDF. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 30 2012

SGINZ Confers Peace Award on Peace Activist Alyn Ware

SGINZ Confers Peace Award on Peace Activist Alyn Ware

On June 30, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand (SGINZ) conferred the Aotearoa Peace is Precious Award on the internationally recognized anti-nuclear weapons activist Alyn Ware. ... read more

Interfaith | Jun 29 2012

SGI-Ireland Participates in Dublin City Interfaith Forum

SGI-Ireland Participates in Dublin City Interfaith Forum

The Dublin City Interfaith Forum hosted its first interfaith workshop entitled "Exploring Interfaith Connections" on June 29. Held in the City Council’s Civic Offices in Dublin’s city center, built on the historic site of the ancient city wall, it was attended by representatives of many different faiths. ... read more

Culture | Jun 29 2012

Uffizi Virtual Museum Exhibition Opens at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Uffizi Virtual Museum Exhibition Opens at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

The Uffizi Virtual Museum exhibition-- a digital exhibition of paintings from the collection of the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy--opened in Japan for the first time at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) in Hachioji on June 29. ... read more

Culture | Jun 28 2012

Photo Exhibition "Coming of Age: Forgotten Faces of a Greying Asia" Shown in Malaysia

Photo Exhibition "Coming of Age: Forgotten Faces of a Greying Asia" Shown in Malaysia

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) and the Photographic Society of Malaysia organized an exhibition of works by renowned Singaporean photographer David Tay Poey Cher, titled "Coming of Age: Forgotten Faces of a Greying Asia," based on his recent book of the same title, from June 9-28 at SGM's Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 24 2012

Buddhist Summer Courses Held in Northern Ireland

Buddhist Summer Courses Held in Northern Ireland

On June 23, a men's summer course was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Men practicing in Northern Ireland were joined by SGI members from the Republic of Ireland and guests from SGI-UK. ... read more

Culture | Jun 24 2012

SGI Youth from Brazil and US Celebrate First Youth Exchange

SGI Youth from Brazil and US Celebrate First Youth Exchange

From June 21-24, SGI youth members took part in the first US-Brazil Youth Exchange. Aiming to celebrate and build ties of friendship between the two countries, the exchange was held in Southern California. ... read more

Interfaith | Jun 24 2012

Symposium on Medicine and Religion Held in Tokyo

Symposium on Medicine and Religion Held in Tokyo

On June 24, a symposium on the theme "Medicine and Religion" co-organized by the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) and the Soka Gakkai-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) was held at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 23 2012

SGI-Romania Established as Chapter

SGI-Romania Established as Chapter

On June 23, a meeting of SGI-Romania members was held in Bucharest to commemorate its establishment as a chapter, following its formation as a district in 2007. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 23 2012

SGI-Malaysia Helps Raise Cancer Awareness and Promote Organ Donation

SGI-Malaysia Helps Raise Cancer Awareness and Promote Organ Donation

On June 23, SGI-Malaysia (SGM) members in Penang participated in a 24-hour relay event, Relay for Life 2012, hosted by the Penang Branch of the National Cancer Society of Malaysia at Penang Municipal Park to honor the lives of those affected by cancer. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 23 2012

Survey of Awareness of Battle of Okinawa Among Local Students

Survey of Awareness of Battle of Okinawa Among Local Students

On June 23, Soka Gakkai youth in Okinawa held a ceremony to remember all those who died in the Battle of Okinawa, which lasted from April to June, 1945. The memorial, which marked the 67th anniversary of the battle, took place at the Soka Gakkai Okinawa International Peace Center. Participants prayed for world peace and the results of a survey to gauge awareness of the Battle of Okinawa and peace issues among students on the island were shared. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 22 2012

TSA Women's Chorus Perform at Taoyuan Women's Prison

TSA Women's Chorus Perform at Taoyuan Women's Prison

The Duanwu Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a Chinese cultural event celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of each year, traditionally spent racing dragon boats and enjoying “zongzi” glutinous rice dumplings. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 22 2012

SGI Holds Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion on Education and Learning at Rio+20

SGI Holds Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion on Education and Learning at Rio+20

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, Rio+20) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the theme: “The Future We Want.” SGI organized “The Future We Create: An interdisciplinary roundtable on the role of education and learning toward a sustainable future” as an official side event held at Riocentro on June 20. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 22 2012

SGI Activities at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

SGI Activities at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) also held in Rio de Janeiro. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 17 2012

SGI-Finland Members Deepen Buddhist Study

SGI-Finland Members Deepen Buddhist Study

SGI-Finland members gathered in Helsinki on June 16 and 17 to participate in study sessions on Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more