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Humanitarian Activities | Jun 22 2012

TSA Women's Chorus Perform at Taoyuan Women's Prison

TSA Women's Chorus Perform at Taoyuan Women's Prison

The Duanwu Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a Chinese cultural event celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of each year, traditionally spent racing dragon boats and enjoying “zongzi” glutinous rice dumplings. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 22 2012

SGI Holds Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion on Education and Learning at Rio+20

SGI Holds Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion on Education and Learning at Rio+20

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, Rio+20) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the theme: “The Future We Want.” SGI organized “The Future We Create: An interdisciplinary roundtable on the role of education and learning toward a sustainable future” as an official side event held at Riocentro on June 20. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 22 2012

SGI Activities at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

SGI Activities at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) also held in Rio de Janeiro. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 17 2012

SGI-Finland Members Deepen Buddhist Study

SGI-Finland Members Deepen Buddhist Study

SGI-Finland members gathered in Helsinki on June 16 and 17 to participate in study sessions on Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Culture | Jun 16 2012

Symposium on Taiwanese Painter Chen Cheng-Po Held in Taiwan

Symposium on Taiwanese Painter Chen Cheng-Po Held in Taiwan

On May 5, the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA), together with the Chen Cheng-Po Cultural Foundation and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), organized an international symposium on the works of the Taiwanese painter Chen Cheng-Po (1895-1947), titled "The Bond of Nostalgia--Chen Cheng-Po & The Modern Art of Taiwan," at TSA's Zhi Shan Cultural Center in Taipei. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 16 2012

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Symposium on Recovery from March 11, 2011, Disaster

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Symposium on Recovery from March 11, 2011, Disaster

On June 16, Soka Gakkai student members in Tohoku held a symposium on how academic research can assist people in the recovery and rebuilding of their lives following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami which devastated northeast Japan. The symposium was held at Sendai Mediatheque in Miyagi Prefecture and included a panel discussion on the same topic which highlighted the importance of scientific endeavor being based on the value of the dignity of life. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 10 2012

SSA Members Take Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam

SSA Members Take Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam

On June 10, a total of 1,700 Singapore Soka Association (SSA) members took a Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam at Northland Secondary School in Singapore. ... read more

Culture | Jun 8 2012

SGI-Australia Hosts Cuban Art Exhibition

SGI-Australia Hosts Cuban Art Exhibition

On May 25, the exhibition "Arte de Cuba: Celebrating the Spirit of Cuba" showcasing Cuban artists from around the world, opened at the SGI-Australia (SGIA) Culture Centre in Sydney. The exhibition, which was shown until June 8, was jointly organized by the Cuban Embassy and SGIA. ... read more

Press Releases | Jun 7 2012

Buddhist Leader Highlights Need for Education, Empowerment in Advance of Rio+20 Meeting

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal on June 5 stressing that empowerment of individuals and communities is vital to achieving a sustainable global society. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 6 2012

Fukushima Prefecture Awards Soka Gakkai for Relief Efforts

Fukushima Prefecture Awards Soka Gakkai for Relief Efforts

On June 6, on behalf of the Fukushima Prefectural Government and Governor Yuhei Sato, Vice Governor Masao Uchibori presented awards of appreciation to Soka Gakkai Fukushima for their relief activities and contributions to society following the devastating March 11, 2011, earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 5 2012

Seeds of Change Exhibit Held in Western Iceland

Seeds of Change Exhibit Held in Western Iceland

The "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" (SOC) exhibition was on display from March 7 until June 5 at the Fjölbrautaskóli Snæfellinga upper secondary school in Grundarfjörður, a town located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 4 2012

SGI-Italy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hospital

SGI-Italy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hospital

On June 4, at the San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the hospital and seven diverse religious organizations, including SGI-Italy. ... read more

Interfaith | Jun 3 2012

Interfaith Dialogue in Action at Singapore Soka Association

Interfaith Dialogue in Action at Singapore Soka Association

On June 3, Habib Hassan Al-Attas, imam and head of the Ba'alwie Mosque in Singapore, together with a delegation of some 30 people, including representatives from the mosque and the Muslim community, were welcomed to the Singapore Soka Association (SSA) headquarters for an inter-religious exchange. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 3 2012

SGI-Korea Student Group Sponsors Culture and Peace Events

SGI-Korea Student Group Sponsors Culture and Peace Events

As part of a 15-year tradition, members of SGI-Korea's Student Group hosted various culture and peace events in May and in June to promote nuclear abolition. This year, from May 5 to June 3, student group members sponsored such events at 178 venues at 141 universities throughout the nation. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 1 2012

New Environment Proposal, Film on Amazon Center Released for Rio +20 Conference

New Environment Proposal, Film on Amazon Center Released for Rio +20 Conference

In advance of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development opening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20, a new environment proposal by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, "For a Sustainable Global Society: Learning for Empowerment and Leadership," was issued on June 5, stressing that empowerment of individuals and communities is vital to achieving a sustainable global society. ... read more