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Culture | Dec 18 2011

Soka Drum and Bugle Corps Win Awards

Soka Drum and Bugle Corps Win Awards

From December 17-18, three Soka Gakkai drum and bugle corps participated in the 39th All-Japan Marching Band and Baton Twirling Contest sponsored by the Japan Marching Band & Baton Twirling Association at the Saitama Super Arena. ... read more

Education | Dec 12 2011

Singapore Soka Association Hosts Lecture on Importance of Literature

Singapore Soka Association Hosts Lecture on Importance of Literature

"Fiction, Imagination and the Surprises they Bring" was the theme of the seventh Singapore Soka Association's Student Peace Lecture held at Singapore Management University on December 12. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 11 2011

Hong Kong and Macau SGI Members Take Buddhist Study Exam

Hong Kong and Macau SGI Members Take Buddhist Study Exam

On December 11, SGI members from Hong Kong and Macau took part in the first entrance-level study exam in their respective areas. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Dec 10 2011

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown at COP17

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown at COP17

From November 26 to December 10, SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) organized a showing of the "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" environmental exhibition in the city of Durban. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 10 2011

SGI Members in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sri Lanka Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On November 4, SGI-Hong Kong (SGI-HK) held its 44th general meeting at the SGI-HK Culture Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 8 2011

SGI-Argentina Women Peace Committee Welcome Dr. and Mrs. Pérez Esquivel

SGI-Argentina Women Peace Committee Welcome Dr. and Mrs. Pérez Esquivel

On December 8, SGI-Argentina's Women's Peace Committee hosted a meeting focused on discussing SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2011 Peace Proposal titled "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Creative Life." ... read more

Education | Dec 7 2011

Dewey Scholar Lectures at SGI-USA New York Culture Center

Dewey Scholar Lectures at SGI-USA New York Culture Center

What is humanistic education and its role in advancing world peace? Larry Hickman, director of the Center for Dewey Studies, explored this topic with participants at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center on December 7. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Dec 3 2011

Community Cleanup in Malaysia

Community Cleanup in Malaysia

Soka Gakkai Malaysia members in Selangor took part in a community cleanup event organized by Klang Municipal Council on December 3. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 27 2011

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in London

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in London

From November 23-27, an exhibition titled "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Co-existence" was shown at SGI-UK's London Ikeda Peace Centre (LIPC). ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 26 2011

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Members Help to Raise Relief Funds and Awareness of Global Challenges

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Members Help to Raise Relief Funds and Awareness of Global Challenges

In November Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) took part in two community events, the first to raise funds to donate to Thai flood relief efforts and the second to raise awareness of the issue of hunger and famine around the world. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 26 2011

Founding of SGI-Poland Celebrated

Founding of SGI-Poland Celebrated

Some 260 members from Warsaw, Poznań and Cracow gathered in their respective areas on November 19, 20 and 26 to celebrate the founding of SGI-Poland. ... read more

Interfaith | Nov 25 2011

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy Hosts Interreligious Dialogue

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy Hosts Interreligious Dialogue

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) hosted an interreligious dialogue about Christian and Buddhist civilizations at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria on November 25. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the IOP's founding. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 25 2011

SGI Women in Bolivia and Japan Promote Women's Role in Creating Peace

SGI Women in Bolivia and Japan Promote Women's Role in Creating Peace

On October 1, SGI-Bolivia's Women's Peace Committee held two events in celebration of the role of women toward the betterment of society and the creation of peace. ... read more

Interfaith | Nov 24 2011

SGI-Iceland Participates in Interfaith Forum

SGI-Iceland Participates in Interfaith Forum

On November 24, SGI-Iceland took part in the "Samráðsvettvangur trúfélaga" interfaith forum, which, this year, marks its fifth anniversary. SGI-Iceland is one of 14 faith organizations that regularly participate in the forum, which promotes understanding and respect between people of different faiths and meets at least four times a year. ... read more

Interfaith | Nov 22 2011

Singapore Soka Association Youth Attend Interfaith Lecture

Singapore Soka Association Youth Attend Interfaith Lecture

On November 22, several Singapore Soka Association (SSA) youth members attended the inaugural Abdul Aleem Siddique Memorial Lecture, which was held at and organized by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore's (MUIS) Harmony Centre located in An-Nahadhah Mosque. ... read more