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Sustainable Development | Oct 5 2013

SGI Members Plant Trees in Canada, Venezuela and the Philippines

SGI Members Plant Trees in Canada, Venezuela and the Philippines

In September and October SGI members in Venezuela, Canada and the Philippines took part in environmental activities to promote sustainability together with local conservation organizations. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 29 2013

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Month of Peace Activities

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Month of Peace Activities

Inspired by Josei Toda's September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) celebrated September as its Month of Peace by holding events to raise awareness toward peace with the Run for Peace as the key activity. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 21 2013

Anti-nuclear Weapon Forums Held in USA, UK and Spain

Anti-nuclear Weapon Forums Held in USA, UK and Spain

In September, various SGI associations around the world organized events commemorating the 56th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda's Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (on September 8, 1957). ... read more

Culture | Sep 15 2013

SGI Centers in Europe Open on European Heritage Days

SGI Centers in Europe Open on European Heritage Days

In September SGI centers around Europe marked the European Heritage Days initiative, holding open days with a variety of cultural and recreational activities. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 10 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded as Outstanding Religious Organization

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded as Outstanding Religious Organization

On September 10, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) presented Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) with the "Outstanding Religious Organization" award in a conferral ceremony held at the New Taipei City Government Multi-Purpose Hall. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 9 2013

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo; Exchange Meetings in Kanagawa

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo; Exchange Meetings in Kanagawa

Some 250 SGI youth representatives from 60 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the SGI Youth Training Course from September 5-9. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 8 2013

SGI-UK Members Support Night of Interfaith Music and Food at Jewish Museum in London

SGI-UK Members Support Night of Interfaith Music and Food at Jewish Museum in London

On September 8, at the Jewish Museum in London, practitioners of different faith traditions came together for the World Jamboree, a night of interfaith music, food and art supported by members of SGI-UK in North West London. ... read more

Culture | Sep 8 2013

TSA Co-organizes Cross-Strait Exhibition of Children's Paintings

TSA Co-organizes Cross-Strait Exhibition of Children's Paintings

If adults tried to perceive the world through the eyes of children, the world would be a more peaceful and beautiful place. This is what Lai Wu-hsiung, senior instructor at the National Taiwan University of Arts, posited in his speech at the opening of "Treasure of the Future: A Children's Drawing Exhibition." ... read more

Culture | Sep 8 2013

Soka Gakkai Marks 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

Soka Gakkai Marks 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

On September 8, Chancellor Wang Wan of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Japan visited the Soka International Women's Center in Tokyo to give a lecture titled "Reflecting the Origins of China-Japan Friendship" to an audience of 200 women. ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 8 2013

Lectures and Launch of New Chinese Language Website Mark 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

On September 8, 2013, Wang Wan, Chancellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Japan and wife of Ambassador H.E. Cheng Yonghua, visited the Soka International Women's Center in Tokyo to give a lecture titled "Reflecting the Origins of China-Japan Friendship" to an audience of 200 women. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 6 2013

IOP and SGI Join Symposium on Buddhist Environmentalism at USC

IOP and SGI Join Symposium on Buddhist Environmentalism at USC

On September 6, a one-day symposium on "Buddhist Environmentalism" was held at the University of Southern California (USC) Doheny Memorial Library. The symposium was jointly hosted by the Center for Japanese Religions and Culture at USC, the SGI-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and the Asia Society Southern California. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 28 2013

SGI-USA Culture of Peace Talk Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

SGI-USA Culture of Peace Talk Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

On August 28, SGI-USA hosted a talk by Lerone Bennett, Jr., a prominent African-American social historian and writer, at the SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center. ... read more

Culture | Aug 24 2013

SGI-Indonesia Holds Culture Festival Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day

SGI-Indonesia Holds Culture Festival Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day

On August 24, SGI-Indonesia held a culture festival on the island of Batam, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia, in celebration of Indonesia's 68th Independence Day (August 17). ... read more

Interfaith | Aug 18 2013

SGI-UK Hosts Conference on Role of Buddhist Philosophy in Transforming Conflict

SGI-UK Hosts Conference on Role of Buddhist Philosophy in Transforming Conflict

From August 16-18, SGI-UK hosted a conference titled "Transforming conflict: Buddhist inspired ideas for personal and social change" at its Taplow Court center outside London. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 18 2013

First SGI East Africa General Meeting Held in Kenya

First SGI East Africa General Meeting Held in Kenya

On August 18, the first SGI East Africa General Meeting was held at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, attended by representatives from Kenya and neighboring countries. ... read more