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Culture | Nov 4 2011

SGI Youth Festival Held in Venezuela

SGI Youth Festival Held in Venezuela

On November 4, SGI-Venezuela youth members held a Soka Youth Festival at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 4 2011

SGI Organizations Support Thai Flood Relief

SGI Organizations Support Thai Flood Relief

In response to the heavy flooding which has devastated many areas of Thailand, the SGI-Thailand mobilized its youth members to deliver relief goods, and opened its centers in Nonthaburi, Thonburi and Pattaya for use as shelters for displaced people. ... read more

Press Releases | Nov 1 2011

SGI Buddhist Association Supports Thai Flood Relief

In response to the heavy flooding which has devastated many parts of the country, the Soka Gakkai International Thailand (SGI-Thailand) Buddhist association has mobilized its youth members to deliver relief goods, and opened its centers in Nonthaburi, Thonburi and Pattaya for use as shelters for displaced people. ... read more

Education | Oct 30 2011

Educators Discuss Applying Humanistic Education

Educators Discuss Applying Humanistic Education

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Soka Gakkai Education Department, consisting of professional educators from various schools, hosted its 34th "All Japan Rally on Practical Application of Humanistic Education" at Funabashi City Culture Hall in Chiba Prefecture, on October 30. ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 29 2011

Conference on Environmental Issues Held in California

Conference on Environmental Issues Held in California

Soka Gakkai was a cosponsor of a two-day interfaith conference titled "Brave New Planet--Imagining Ecological Communities" that was put together by Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU), Southern California, at Claremont Presbyterian Church in Claremont, California, from October 28-29. ... read more

Education | Oct 25 2011

Singapore Soka Association Youth Form Bonds of Friendship in China

Singapore Soka Association Youth Form Bonds of Friendship in China

From October 9-25, some 16 Singapore Soka Association (SSA) youth members took part in "Project Shine 2011," organized by the Youth Expedition Project, and traveled to China's Shanxi Province, where they spent 17 days with the 800 students of He Di Junior High School in He Di Township. ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 23 2011

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Takes Part in Televised Interfaith Forum

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Takes Part in Televised Interfaith Forum

On October 23, representing Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Perak, Mr. Tan Sai Hoi and Ms. Fung Poh Chee took part in a forum broadcast by Malaysia's TV Al-Hijrah titled "Dialogue On Harmony Among Religions." ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 23 2011

SGI-Canada Youth Take Buddhist Study Exam

SGI-Canada Youth Take Buddhist Study Exam

On October 23, the SGI-Canada Study Department advanced level Buddhist study exam for youth was taken by 87 young people across Canada. ... read more

Education | Oct 22 2011

SGI-UK's Education Division Discusses Humanistic Education

SGI-UK's Education Division Discusses Humanistic Education

The focus of the SGI-UK's Education Division meeting, held at the London Ikeda Peace Center on October 22, was on the many facets of humanistic education, and the steps required for putting it into practice. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 22 2011

SGI Europe Anniversary Celebrated in Italy and Denmark

In October 1961, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda made his first visit to Europe for the purpose of encouraging the handful of practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism throughout Europe and sharing the ideals of Buddhism with as many people as possible. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 22 2011

European Members Celebrate 50th Anniversary

SGI members in Europe have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first visit to the continent by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in 1961, a date taken to commemorate the start of the movement for the propagation of Buddhism in Europe. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 19 2011

Public Forum "From Hiroshima to Fukushima" held in Australia

Public Forum "From Hiroshima to Fukushima" held in Australia

On October 19, the SGI-Australia Community Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, hosted "From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Paths to a Nuclear-Free Future," an International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) public forum event. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 19 2011

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Published in French

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961, the first volume of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin has been translated into French and published by Verlag Herder GmbH in cooperation with Soka Gakkai Japan. ... read more

Culture | Oct 19 2011

"Jamaica Rocks!" Tour of Japan Showcases Rich Musical Culture

"Jamaica Rocks!" Tour of Japan Showcases Rich Musical Culture

The Min-On Concert Association invited a group of musicians and dancers from Jamaica to showcase the island's culture in "Jamaica Rocks!"--a show which toured 24 cities in Japan between September 9 and October 19. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 17 2011

New Centers Open in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands

SGI-Spain held the opening ceremony for its first official center on October 15 in the city of Rivas-Vaciamadrid. The opening coincided with celebrations on the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961. ... read more