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Sustainable Development | Sep 8 2011

New Soka Gakkai Exhibition on Sustainable Development

New Soka Gakkai Exhibition on Sustainable Development

On September 1, a new Soka Gakkai exhibition titled "The Earth and I" was opened at the Takashimaya Department Store in Okayama City in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, where it ran until September 8. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 8 2011

SGI President's Peace Proposal Discussed in India

SGI President's Peace Proposal Discussed in India

A seminar based on the 2011 Peace Proposal by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda was held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, on September 8. Referring to Mr. Ikeda's proposal, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, remarked, "At the UN, I often found myself talking about the need for talking. ... read more

Culture | Sep 7 2011

SGI-Brazil Youth Celebrate Brazil's Independence Day

SGI-Brazil Youth Celebrate Brazil's Independence Day

SGI-Brazil's young men's Taiyo (Sun) Brass Band and young women's Nova Era (New Era) Fife-and-Drum Corps participated in Brazil's Independence Day celebrations throughout the country on September 7. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 5 2011

SGI Joins Preparations for Rio Plus 20 at UN DPI/NGO Conference on Sustainability

SGI Joins Preparations for Rio Plus 20 at UN DPI/NGO Conference on Sustainability

From September 3-5, SGI representatives attended the 64th Annual United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations (UNDPI/NGO) Conference, held at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 5 2011

Taiwan Soka Association Chorus Performs in Prison, Organization Recognized for Community Service

Taiwan Soka Association Chorus Performs in Prison, Organization Recognized for Community Service

On September 4, the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) Chorus, consisting of members from TSA's Women’s Division, performed eight songs at the Taoyuan Women's Prison, as part of TSA's efforts to contribute to the wellbeing of the community. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 4 2011

Bharat Soka Gakkai Members Take Buddhist Study Exam

Bharat Soka Gakkai Members Take Buddhist Study Exam

On September 4, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) held an elementary level Buddhist study exam in 90 cities throughout India, including New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Some 8,000 people took the voluntary exam, which was administered at over 130 venues. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 3 2011

Hiroshima Peace Day Event Held in UK

Hiroshima Peace Day Event Held in UK

On September 3, a Hiroshima Peace Day meeting promoting the abolition of nuclear weapons was held at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Centre in Berkshire. More than 300 people attended. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 1 2011

SGI Ireland Summer Course

SGI Ireland Summer Course

SGI-Ireland's 2011 Summer Course was held for the first time at the SGI European Center in Trets, France, from September 1-4. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 28 2011

SGI Leaders Attend North America and Oceania Study Conference

SGI Leaders Attend North America and Oceania Study Conference

From August 24-28, the 2011 SGI Leaders North America and Oceania Study Conference was held in Santa Monica, California. Over 250 people attended from across the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Palau and Canada. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 28 2011

SGI Celebrates Men's Division Day Around the World

SGI Celebrates Men's Division Day Around the World

SGI men around the world celebrated Soka Gakkai Men's Division Day on August 24--the day SGI President Daisaku Ikeda joined the Soka Gakkai at the age of 19. The Men's Division itself was founded on March 5, 1966. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 27 2011

SGI Men Strengthen Commitment to Promoting Peace

SGI Men Strengthen Commitment to Promoting Peace

On August 12, more than 70 SGI-USA Men's Division members from Atlanta, Georgia, traveled over 600 miles--55 by a specially chartered bus--to attend the SGI-USA Men's Conference at the Florida Nature and Culture Center (FNCC). For the year leading up to the conference, the men focused on the theme of raising ... read more

Culture | Aug 15 2011

Singapore Soka Association Performs in National Day Parade

Singapore Soka Association Performs in National Day Parade

On August 9, the Singapore Soka Association (SSA) participated in Singapore's National Day Parade (NDP) 2011, at Marina Bay--an event attended by some 30,000 people. The event marked the country's 46th year of independence. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 14 2011

Women in South Africa Reach Out for Peace

Women in South Africa Reach Out for Peace

Representatives of organizations dedicated to peace were brought together on August 14 by SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) women members in Cape Town for an event that focused on the construction of a peaceful society, the prevalence of violence, and the history of nuclear weapons in South Africa. ... read more

Human Rights | Aug 14 2011

SGI-Panama Education Department Holds Human Rights Conference

SGI-Panama Education Department Holds Human Rights Conference

A conference titled "Human Rights: Value Education" was held at the SGI-Panama Culture Center Peace Auditorium on August 14. ... read more

Culture | Aug 14 2011

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Shown at the "Hanse Sail Rostock" Festival

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Shown at the "Hanse Sail Rostock" Festival

The exhibition "Beyond the Horizon," a collection of photographs taken by the Hato-kai--a group of SGI men involved in maritime occupations--was shown at the biggest maritime event, Hanse Sail Rostock, in Rostock City, Germany, from August 8-14. ... read more