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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

Interfaith | Apr 20 2012

SGI-USA Participates in Interfaith Summit at White House

SGI-USA Participates in Interfaith Summit at White House

On April 20, SGI-USA Director of Public Affairs Bill Aiken and Young Women's Leader Amber George attended an interfaith summit at the White House in Washington, DC. ... read more

Culture | Apr 20 2012

SGI Center in Taiwan Designated Extramural Educational Center by Local Government

SGI Center in Taiwan Designated Extramural Educational Center by Local Government

Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) Jingyang Arts and Culture Center located in Douliu city, Yunlin County, has been designated an extramural educational center for educational institutes by the Yunlin county government. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 15 2012

SGI-USA Members Plant Cherry Trees in Three States

SGI-USA Members Plant Cherry Trees in Three States

On March and April, SGI-USA members in California, New Jersey and Denver planted cherry trees. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 15 2012

Buddhist Study Sessions Held in the Philippines, Australia and Brazil

Buddhist Study Sessions Held in the Philippines, Australia and Brazil

In the month of March and April, SGI organizations around the world held study sessions focused on deepening understanding of the writings of Nichiren and key Buddhist concepts. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 15 2012

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Zambia, Korea and the USA

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Zambia, Korea and the USA

On April 15, SGI members in Zambia took a Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam which was held in the cities of Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 14 2012

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Strengthen Study of Buddhism

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Strengthen Study of Buddhism

From March 31 to April 1, a youth seminar was held in Rovinj, Croatia. Members also attended from neighboring Slovenia. On April 11, SGI members from throughout Eastern Europe also gathered for the first East Europe Youth Training Session held at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 14 2012

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes Concert Celebrating 30 Years of Wellington's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes Concert Celebrating 30 Years of Wellington's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration

On April 14, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the city's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration, Wellington City Council and SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) organized a public concert which was held in the city's Civic Square. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 13 2012

Victory Over Violence Exhibition Shown at Teen Center in Florida

Victory Over Violence Exhibition Shown at Teen Center in Florida

From April 9-13, the SGI-USA's "Victory Over Violence" exhibition was shown at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center in Tallahassee, Florida, during a five-day educational gathering at the center attended by more than 120 young people. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 10 2012

Dr. N. Radhakrishnan Lectures on Nonviolence and Inner Transformation

Dr. N. Radhakrishnan Lectures on Nonviolence and Inner Transformation

On April 10, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) hosted a special lecture by Dr. N. Radhakrishnan at the Nippon-Seinenkan in Tokyo. The title of the lecture was "Satyagraha--nonviolent resistance--for world peace and inner transformation." ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 8 2012

Youth Festival and General Meeting Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Youth Festival and General Meeting Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Soka Gakkai youth members in Fukushima Prefecture held a Soka Youth Festival titled "The Light of Happiness" in Tamura City on April 1. On April 8, a “Phoenix” general meeting for members in Fukushima was also held at the Soka Gakkai Fukushima Culture Center in Koriyama City. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 1 2012

SGI-USA Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

SGI-USA Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

On April 1, SGI-USA members addressed some 400 high school and college students at the “Moving Beyond Fear: Anti-Bullying Awareness Day” organized by the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Community and School Partnerships (OCSP) at the university’s Union Street Auditorium. ... read more