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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

Buddhism | Mar 4 2012

SGI Spring Training Session and Cultural Exchange Meetings

SGI Spring Training Session and Cultural Exchange Meetings

Some 250 SGI members from 60 countries and territories around the world attended the week-long SGI Spring Training Course in Japan, starting with an opening ceremony on March 1 held at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Sendagaya, Tokyo. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 4 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth Lectures Focus on Response to March 11 Disaster

Soka Gakkai Youth Lectures Focus on Response to March 11 Disaster

In February and March, two lectures, part of the Soka Gakkai Youth Lecture Series, were held on the aftereffects of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The talks focused on the psychological impact of the tragedy on people, as well as the role of religion in addressing issues of life and death. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 2 2012

Tohoku Soka Gakkai Members Rebuilding Lives

Tohoku Soka Gakkai Members Rebuilding Lives

In the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that hit the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, local Soka Gakkai members in the devastated areas continue to take the initiative to provide support to those still suffering and struggling to rebuild their lives. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 29 2012

Survey of Youth Awareness of Peace and Nuclear Weapons

Survey of Youth Awareness of Peace and Nuclear Weapons

With the issues of nuclear disarmament and nuclear power under scrutiny around the world, the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace and Culture Conference conducted a survey on youth awareness of peace and nuclear weapons in January and February. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Feb 26 2012

SGI-NZ Members Organize Beach Cleanup

SGI-NZ Members Organize Beach Cleanup

On February 26, SGI New Zealand (SGI-NZ) members from Auckland gathered to clean up Browns Bay beach. ... read more

Culture | Feb 26 2012

Youth Peace Culture Festivals Held in Argentina

Youth Peace Culture Festivals Held in Argentina

From February 25-26, SGI-Argentina held a Youth Peace Culture festival in Buenos Aires and another in Neuquén. In total, 7,000 people, from all over Argentina, attended the festivals. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 24 2012

Lecture on Buddhist Compassion Held in Spain

Lecture on Buddhist Compassion Held in Spain

On February 24, President Florencio Serrano of the Federation of Buddhist Communities of Spain gave a lecture on the theme of compassion and the meaning of happiness at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Madrid. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 22 2012

Buddhist Study Lectures Held Throughout Asia

Buddhist Study Lectures Held Throughout Asia

On February 18 and 19, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) held Buddhist study lectures at two locations in New Delhi. On February 18, lectures were held at the S. Radhakrishnan Auditorium and, on February 19, at BSG's Soka Bodhi Tree Garden. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 17 2012

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in Spain

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in Spain

On February 17, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and SGI-Spain co-organized the "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition at the recently-opened SGI-Spain Culture Center in Madrid. ... read more

Culture | Feb 16 2012

Poetry for Peace in Dubai

Poetry for Peace in Dubai

On February 16, celebrating the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to the Middle East region, SGI-Gulf (Emirate of Dubai) held a "Poets Conference" at the Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV)--a special free economic zone dedicated to human resource development and learning excellence. ... read more