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Humanitarian Activities | Mar 24 2012

Tree Plantings Held in India in Memory of March 11 Victims

Tree Plantings Held in India in Memory of March 11 Victims

On March 24, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) members held tree plantings at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden, located in a suburb of New Delhi, in memory of those who lost their lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 23 2012

SGI-Germany Hosts Anti-Nuclear Weapons Exhibition and Panel Discussion

SGI-Germany Hosts Anti-Nuclear Weapons Exhibition and Panel Discussion

SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace" was put on display at Christ Church in Mainz, Germany from March 2-23. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 19 2012

Soka Gakkai Members in Tohoku Reach Out to Others

Soka Gakkai Members in Tohoku Reach Out to Others

Amidst the devastation and uncertainty caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, local Soka Gakkai members in affected areas have been contributing to the reconstruction of their communities and supporting people in their efforts to build their lives once again. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 17 2012

SGI Youth Members Celebrate March 16

SGI Youth Members Celebrate March 16

In the month of March, SGI youth members around the world held meetings to celebrate March 16--known as "Kosen-rufu Day" or "World Peace Day." ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2012

Launch of SGI Information (Official) Facebook Page and Addition of Three New Sections to Daisaku Ikeda Website

Launch of SGI Information (Official) Facebook Page and Addition of Three New Sections to Daisaku Ikeda Website

On March 16, the SGI Office of Public Information launched a new Facebook page, SGI Information (Official). The Daisaku Ikeda website (www.daisakuikeda.org) was also expanded by the addition of three new sections. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 15 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs Speaks on Economics of Happiness at SGI-USA New York Culture Center

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs Speaks on Economics of Happiness at SGI-USA New York Culture Center

On March 15, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, renowned development economist and director of Columbia University's Earth Institute, addressed a crowd of more than 350 at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center in his second lecture as part of the Culture of Peace Distinguished Speakers Series. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 15 2012

6th Asia Pacific Regional Interfaith Dialogue Held in Indonesia

6th Asia Pacific Regional Interfaith Dialogue Held in Indonesia

From March 11-15, the 6th Asia Pacific Regional Interfaith Dialogue (RID-6) was held in Semarang, Indonesia. The theme was "Strengthening Collaborative Communities to Promote Regional Peace and Security: Interfaith in Action" and the dialogue included discussion about vision, aspirations and practical cooperation towards this end. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 14 2012

Women and Reconstruction Conference Held in Tokyo

Women and Reconstruction Conference Held in Tokyo

The Soka Gakkai Women’s Peace Committee hosted its second conference on “Women and Reconstruction” at the Soka International Center in Shinanomachi, Tokyo, on March 14, attended by 200 people. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 11 2012

International Nuclear Experts Discuss Nuclear Abolition in Tokyo

International Nuclear Experts Discuss Nuclear Abolition in Tokyo

From March 10-11, the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and the National Center for Peace & Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, sponsored a two-day conference in Tokyo, focusing on the fragile state of the global nuclear order and how to rid the world of nuclear weapons. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 11 2012

March Headquarters Meeting Focuses on Recovery from March 11 Disaster

March Headquarters Meeting Focuses on Recovery from March 11 Disaster

On March 3, some 250 SGI members from 60 countries and territories visiting Japan for a training course joined the 56th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting held at the Tokyo Toda Memorial Auditorium in Sugamo. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 11 2012

March 11 Earthquake Memorial Prayers Held Throughout Japan

March 11 Earthquake Memorial Prayers Held Throughout Japan

To mark one year since the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, Soka Gakkai members held memorial prayer meetings in culture centers throughout Tohoku and the whole of Japan on March 11, 2012. ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 9 2012

SGI Promotes Empowerment of Rural Women at 56th UN Commission on the Status of Women

SGI Promotes Empowerment of Rural Women at 56th UN Commission on the Status of Women

The 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW56) convened at the UN Headquarters in New York from February 27 through March 9 under the theme of "The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 8 2012

Women Walk for Peace in Wellington, New Zealand

Women Walk for Peace in Wellington, New Zealand

On March 8, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) women from Wellington commemorated International Women's Day by taking part in the 2012 Wellington Women Walk for Peace. ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 6 2012

SGI-Peru Recognized for Social Contributions

SGI-Peru Recognized for Social Contributions

On March 6, the National Council of Women's Callao Chapter presented an award to SGI-Peru and to SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and his wife Kaneko for their various contributions to the betterment of society. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 4 2012

Community Cleanup Efforts in Malaysia

Community Cleanup Efforts in Malaysia

On March 4, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), together with the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) and the Taman Eng Ann Residents Association in Selangor, organized a community cleanup activity. ... read more