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Peace and Disarmament | May 17 2012

40th Anniversary of Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue Celebrated

40th Anniversary of Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue Celebrated

The conversations that took place over 10 days in London between British historian, Dr. Arnold Toynbee and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in May 1972 and May 1973 form the basis of the book "Choose Life: A Dialogue," published in English in 1976 and now available in 28 languages. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | May 14 2012

Soka Gakkai Members Participate in Tornado Relief Activities in Japan

Soka Gakkai Members Participate in Tornado Relief Activities in Japan

On May 6, a tornado struck Tsukuba City in Ibaraki Prefecture and Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture, causing widespread damage to buildings, killing one person and causing serious injuries. Soka Gakkai members living in these cities have been engaged in cleanup efforts to aid the quick recovery of the devastated areas. ... read more

Culture | May 13 2012

Music Festival Held at SGI-Spain Culture Center

Music Festival Held at SGI-Spain Culture Center

On May 13, SGI-Spain hosted a music festival featuring a range of performances from Spanish dance, opera vignettes, theatrical skits, piano pieces to poetry at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. ... read more

Buddhism | May 13 2012

SGI-Cambodia Holds Leaders' Training Course

SGI-Cambodia Holds Leaders' Training Course

The training course included four sessions which covered topics such as the importance of faith, practice and study. Members also studied SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's lecture series on "The Opening of the Eyes," one of Nichiren’s major writings. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 11 2012

SGI Representatives Attend Vienna PrepCom for 2015 NPT Review Conference

SGI Representatives Attend Vienna PrepCom for 2015 NPT Review Conference

From April 30 to May 11, the First Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was held at the Vienna International Centre. ... read more

Buddhism | May 8 2012

From Germany to Vanuatu SGI Members Celebrate Soka Gakkai Day

From Germany to Vanuatu SGI Members Celebrate Soka Gakkai Day

On May 3, SGI members around the world celebrated Soka Gakkai Day. It was on May 3, 1951, that Josei Toda was inaugurated as the second president of Soka Gakkai, and on May 3, 1960, Daisaku Ikeda became the third president. ... read more

Interfaith | May 6 2012

SGI-Germany Participates in Vesak Festival

SGI-Germany Participates in Vesak Festival

On May 6, SGI-Germany, together with 17 other Buddhist organizations, was invited to participate in a Vesak festival celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. ... read more

Buddhism | May 3 2012

Facsimile Edition of the Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Celebrated in India

Facsimile Edition of the Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Celebrated in India

In collaboration with the National Archives of India and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP), the Soka Gakkai recently published the 14th work in its Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series: The facsimile edition of Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts. ... read more

Education | Apr 29 2012

Malaysia Hosts Children's Peace Exhibition

Malaysia Hosts Children's Peace Exhibition

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held the "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" exhibition at its Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur from April 14 to 29. ... read more

Education | Apr 28 2012

Ikeda Center Lecture Explores Education and Human Possibilities

Ikeda Center Lecture Explores Education and Human Possibilities

On April 28, the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue held a public lecture by Chancellor Dr. J. Keith Motley of the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) on “Education and Human Possibilities.” ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 28 2012

SGI Members Celebrate Earth Day in the Philippines and the US

SGI Members Celebrate Earth Day in the Philippines and the US

SGI Members celebrated Earth Day in the Philippines and the US. On April 22, SGI-Philippines youth members held a forum commemorating Earth Day at the SGI-Philippines Culture Center in Manila. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 28 2012

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Publication of Nichiren's Writings

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Publication of Nichiren's Writings

April 28, 2012, marks the 60th anniversary of the first publication in Japanese of the complete writings of Nichiren (Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu) which took place on April 28, 1952, under the supervision of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 27 2012

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Marks Earth Week

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Marks Earth Week

On March 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) took part in the global Earth Hour initiative by turning lights off at SGM centers around Malaysia in order to save energy and raise awareness of global warming. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 22 2012

SGI-Canada Members Participate in Community Cleanup

SGI-Canada Members Participate in Community Cleanup

On April 22, a group of over 20 SGI-Canada members from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, participated in the sixth annual “Surrey Clean Sweep Week,” at Crescent Beach. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 22 2012

SGI-Netherlands Celebrates Earth Day with Earth Charter Game

SGI-Netherlands Celebrates Earth Day with Earth Charter Game

On April 22, SGI-Netherlands (SGIN) held an Earth Day event at its new Culture Center in Amsterdam. Activities included playing an interactive educational board game on the Earth Charter promoting its principles and values. ... read more