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Education | May 31 2014

SGI-Spain Organizes Symposium on Education for Sustainable Development

SGI-Spain Organizes Symposium on Education for Sustainable Development

On May 31, SGI-Spain sponsored a symposium themed "Education for Sustainable Development: The Present and the Future" at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid near Madrid. Some 70 people, mainly educators, attended from across the country. ... read more

Buddhism | May 24 2014

Portuguese Edition of Nichiren's Writings Published in Brazil

Portuguese Edition of Nichiren's Writings Published in Brazil

A Portuguese edition of The Collected Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 1, was recently published by Editora Brasil Seikyo. On May 24, Brazil SGI (BSGI) launched the new book at a commemorative event held at its Dr. Daisaku Ikeda Culture Center in São Paulo. ... read more

Buddhism | May 19 2014

SGI Youth from Across Asia  Deepen Bonds of Friendship in Kyushu

SGI Youth from Across Asia Deepen Bonds of Friendship in Kyushu

From May 17-19, a group of 24 SGI youth leaders from India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand traveled to Kyushu, southernmost of the four main islands of Japan, for a weekend of exchange with youth members in the region. The trip was part of an SGI training course that began in Tokyo on May 15. ... read more

Buddhism | May 18 2014

Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Opening of SGI-Ghana Center

Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Opening of SGI-Ghana Center

SGI-Ghana celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the first SGI center on the African continent, the SGI-Ghana Center in Accra, at a general meeting with some 700 members on May 18. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | May 18 2014

SGI-Philippines Participates in International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

SGI-Philippines Participates in International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

On May 18, some 30 SGI-Philippines members participated in the 2014 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial organized by the Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro AIDS Network (MOCAN). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 2 2014

SGI Co-organizes Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament Education at UN HQ

SGI Co-organizes Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament Education at UN HQ

On May 2, SGI co-organized a seminar on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education at the UN Headquarters in New York. The seminar was held as an official side event of the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference held from April 28 to May 9. ... read more

Culture | May 2 2014

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts International Conference on Social Impact of Museums

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts International Conference on Social Impact of Museums

On May 2, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) hosted one day of a multi-venue conference on "The Social Impact of Museums" at its Zhi Shan Culture Center. An exhibition created by TSA titled "Museums in Action" that explores the mission and role of museums in the service of society and as agents of social change was on display. ... read more

Culture | Apr 30 2014

SGI-UK Organize Second International Jazz Day Concert, "Ode to the Human Spirit"

SGI-UK Organize Second International Jazz Day Concert, "Ode to the Human Spirit"

"Ode to The Human Spirit," a sold-out evening of jazz organized by SGI-UK at London's Kings Place on April 30 to mark UNESCO International Jazz Day 2014, brought together a great array of jazz talent, including U.S. multireedist, composer and SGI-USA member Bennie Maupin, best known for his work on "Bitches Brew" with Miles Davis and "Head Hunters" with Herbie Hancock. ... read more

Interfaith | Apr 30 2014

Faith Groups Unite on Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Issue Joint Statement

Faith Groups Unite on Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Issue Joint Statement

On April 24, SGI sponsored a one-day interfaith symposium titled "Making a Difference--Faith Communities and the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons" at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington DC. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 27 2014

SGI-Chile Members Respond to Disasters

SGI-Chile Members Respond to Disasters

On April 1, a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit the northern coast of Chile causing landslides, power outages, interruptions in water supplies and triggering a tsunami. ... read more

Press Releases | Apr 25 2014

US Faith Groups Unite to Call for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Stressing Devastating Humanitarian Impact

Washington DC: On April 24, 2014, Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI) sponsored "Making a Difference--Faith Communities and the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons," a one-day interfaith symposium held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 22 2014

SGI Latin America Study Training Course Held in Brazil and Argentina

SGI Latin America Study Training Course Held in Brazil and Argentina

A Latin America study training course was held in Brazil from April 18-20 and in Argentina from April 21-22. The course brought together a total of some 4,000 SGI members from across Latin America including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Colombia. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 22 2014

Soka Gakkai Publishes 16th in Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series

Soka Gakkai Publishes 16th in Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series

In collaboration with the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP), the Soka Gakkai recently published the 16th part in its Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series, the Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscript from the Asiatic Society, Kolkata (No.4079), Romanized Text. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 21 2014

2014 SGI Spring Training Course Held

2014 SGI Spring Training Course Held

Some 270 SGI members from 60 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the 2014 SGI Spring Training Course. The week-long course, starting on April 17 with an opening ceremony held at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Sendagaya, Tokyo, ran until April 21. ... read more

Interfaith | Apr 12 2014

SGI-Spain Hosts Interfaith Symposium, Lecture on Media and Religion

SGI-Spain Hosts Interfaith Symposium, Lecture on Media and Religion

On March 29, SGI-Spain hosted an interfaith symposium organized by the Madrid Community Interfaith Dialogue Association (ADIM). The symposium, held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, near Madrid, was attended by some 100 people including representatives from the Bahá'í faith, Brahma Kumaris, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism and SGI-Spain. ... read more