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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

Buddhism | Apr 1 2012

SGI-Togo Appoints New Leaders

SGI-Togo Appoints New Leaders

On April 1, SGI-Togo held a general meeting in Lomé attended by some 600 members from as far away as Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Mali. Some members traveled for three days by car to attend the meeting. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 1 2012

Youth Festivals Held in Korea

Youth Festivals Held in Korea

From March 17-April 1, SGI-Korea held youth festivals throughout the nation which included songs, dance, taiko drumming and guitar performances. The festivals were held at 75 venues with a total of about 50,000 youth taking part. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 31 2012

Launch of Centre for Applied Buddhism at SGI-UK's Taplow Court

Launch of Centre for Applied Buddhism at SGI-UK's Taplow Court

On March 31, the launch of the Centre for Applied Buddhism (CfAB) was held at SGI-UK's Taplow Court culture center. The CfAB will expand on and continue the work of the UK branch of the Institute for Oriental Philosophy, which closed in 2011. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 30 2012

Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Cameroon

Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Cameroon

From March 17-24, the joint SGI and the Earth Charter environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability, Steps Towards Change" (SOH) was shown for the first time in Cameroon at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Yaoundé. ... read more

Culture | Mar 29 2012

Exhibition of Treasures from Palace Museum in Beijing Opens at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Exhibition of Treasures from Palace Museum in Beijing Opens at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

On March 29, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) in Hachioji, Tokyo, opened an exhibition titled "The Palace of Heaven on Earth: Works from the Palace Museum in Beijing," in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 25 2012

SGI-Spain Participates in Tree Planting Campaign

SGI-Spain Participates in Tree Planting Campaign

SGI-Spain youth members took part in a tree planting campaign in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid, which began in the beginning of February 2012 and ended on March 25. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 25 2012

Institute of Oriental Philosophy Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Conference and Lotus Sutra Exhibition

Institute of Oriental Philosophy Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Conference and Lotus Sutra Exhibition

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) held its 27th annual conference in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" at Soka University of Japan in Hachioji City, Tokyo. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 25 2012

Interfaith Concert in Luxembourg

Interfaith Concert in Luxembourg

SGI-Luxembourg participated in the 3rd Interfaith Concert at the Protestant Church of Luxembourg on March 25. ... read more

Culture | Mar 25 2012

Contemporary Chinese Ink-and-Wash Paintings Exhibited in Malaysia

Contemporary Chinese Ink-and-Wash Paintings Exhibited in Malaysia

An exhibition showcasing the works of 15 contemporary Chinese ink painting artists was on display at Soka Gakkai Malaysia's (SGM) Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur from March 10-25. ... read more