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Peace and Disarmament | Sep 7 2014

SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Issue Peace Declaration

SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Issue Peace Declaration

On September 7, against a backdrop of the current rise of conflict and violence in the international arena, an SGI Youth Conference for Peace was held at the International Conference Center Hiroshima, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 1 2014

SGI-Italy Representatives Support Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace

SGI-Italy Representatives Support Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace

On September 1, an interreligious match for peace brought together two "dream teams" of former and current soccer stars including Javier Zanetti, Diego Armando Maradona, Ronaldinho and Gianluigi Buffon, with players representing the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Shinto faiths. SGI-Italy member Roberto Baggio was among the players who took part. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 30 2014

Taiwan Soka Association Organizes Lecture on PTSD in City Affected by Gas Explosions

Taiwan Soka Association Organizes Lecture on PTSD in City Affected by Gas Explosions

On August 30, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) organized a lecture on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at its Cianjhen Culture Center in the city of Kaohsiung, where, on July 31, 2014, in the Cianjhen and Lingya districts, there was a series of gas explosions. ... read more

Education | Aug 27 2014

SGI Cosponsors Workshop on Education for Global Citizenship in the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UN

SGI Cosponsors Workshop on Education for Global Citizenship in the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UN

On August 27, as part of the UN's 65th Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference in New York, SGI sponsored a workshop promoting education for global citizenship (EGC) and its role in the post-2015 development agenda. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 26 2014

SGI Representative Shares Insights on Citizen Diplomacy and Sino-Japanese Relations at Seminar in Norway

SGI Representative Shares Insights on Citizen Diplomacy and Sino-Japanese Relations at Seminar in Norway

On August 26, SGI Peace Affairs Program Director Kimiaki Kawai was one of two speakers at an international seminar titled "Sino-Japanese Relations: Paths Towards a De-Escalation of Conflict." ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 24 2014

Soka Gakkai's Relief Efforts in Response to Floods and Landslides in Japan

Soka Gakkai's Relief Efforts in Response to Floods and Landslides in Japan

In mid-August, the prefectures of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Gifu in Japan experienced torrential rain of record proportions which caused disruptions to transportation, floods and landslides. In response to the August 16-17 floods that especially affected Kyoto and Gifu prefectures, Soka Gakkai in Kyoto set up an emergency relief center and dispatched ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 15 2014

Toda Institute Sponsors Music and Peacebuilding Workshop; Participates in International Peace Research Conference

Toda Institute Sponsors Music and Peacebuilding Workshop; Participates in International Peace Research Conference

The SGI-affiliated Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held a senior research fellows meeting and a workshop on music and peacebuilding in Istanbul prior to the 25th International Peace Research Association (IPRA) General Conference held there in mid-August. ... read more

Culture | Aug 15 2014

SGI Members in Singapore and Paraguay Perform at Anniversary Celebrations

SGI Members in Singapore and Paraguay Perform at Anniversary Celebrations

On August 9, some 640 members of Singapore Soka Association (SSA) performed during Singapore's National Day Parade 2014. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 11 2014

SGI-Europe Holds Annual Summer Study Sessions in Milan and Trets

SGI-Europe Holds Annual Summer Study Sessions in Milan and Trets

From July 24-27, SGI-Europe's annual summer study sessions were held on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Some 500 people of all ages from 31 countries including Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK attended. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 9 2014

Soka Gakkai Youth from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa and Tokyo Hold Annual Peace Summit

Soka Gakkai Youth from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa and Tokyo Hold Annual Peace Summit

On August 2-3, some 50 Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 5 2014

SGI-Philippines Joins Workshop on Role of Faith-Based Communities in Crisis Response

SGI-Philippines Joins Workshop on Role of Faith-Based Communities in Crisis Response

From August 4-5, SGI-Philippines participated in a workshop titled "Mobilizing Faith-Based Communities for Crisis Response." The workshop was co-organized by the Office of the United Nations and International Organizations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the DFA auditorium in the City of Pasay, Metro Manila. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 5 2014

SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

On July 27, at its Taoyuan Culture Center, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) held a prayer service for victims of the July 23 TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in Taiwan's Penghu Islands. ... read more

Press Releases | Aug 4 2014

Buddhist Youth Step Up Momentum toward Nuclear Abolition, Spread Message of Peace

On August 2-3, 2014, youth representatives of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist association from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2014

Ambassador of Marshall Islands Gives Talk, Soka Gakkai Youth Kick Off "Nuclear Zero" Petition Drive

Ambassador of Marshall Islands Gives Talk, Soka Gakkai Youth Kick Off "Nuclear Zero" Petition Drive

On July 31, H.E. Tom D. Kijiner, Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to Japan, gave a talk at a Soka Gakkai student division symposium held at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 26 2014

Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

On July 26, Soka Gakkai members in Minamata City, Kyushu, invited Masazumi Yoshii, a former mayor of the city, to lecture on the impact of Minamata disease, mercury poisoning caused by industrial pollution that first broke out in the 1950s, and his efforts to rebuild and revitalize the city and its residents in the decades that followed. ... read more