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Peace and Disarmament | Oct 2 2011

"Voices of Peace" in Malaysia

"Voices of Peace" in Malaysia

"Voices of Peace: The Creative Way of Life" was the theme of a series of events organized by Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) during September, their first Month of Peace, which will be held annually in September. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2011

Buddhist Study Exams in Japan, Brazil, Taiwan

Buddhist Study Exams in Japan, Brazil, Taiwan

Every year, SGI holds Buddhist study exams for members in various countries. This year, exams were held in Brazil, Japan and Taiwan in the month of October. On October 2, the advanced level youth Buddhist study exam was administered in over 400 venues throughout Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 1 2011

SGI Members in Hawaii Hold World Peace Festival Held on Coconut Island

SGI Members in Hawaii Hold World Peace Festival Held on Coconut Island

On October 1, SGI members in Hilo, Hawaii hosted their second World Peace Festival on a small island in Hilo Bay called Coconut Island, along with more than 1,000 participants. The festival included an array of cultural performances and cuisines. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 1 2011

SGI-Panama Holds Youth Forum

SGI-Panama Holds Youth Forum

On October 1, SGI-Panama youth members hosted a forum titled "A Valiant Spirit for a Life with Hope" at the SGI-Panama Culture Center where they discussed current social issues in Panama and how to create a peaceful and just society. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 29 2011

Ikeda Center Seminar Honors 20th Anniversary of SGI President's Harvard Address, "The Age of Soft Power"

Ikeda Center Seminar Honors 20th Anniversary of SGI President's Harvard Address, "The Age of Soft Power"

A seminar exploring themes from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's September 1991 Harvard University address, "The Age of Soft Power," was held at the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue on September 29. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 27 2011

Bharat Soka Gakkai Participates in Interfaith Conference

Bharat Soka Gakkai Participates in Interfaith Conference

On September 27, Naveena Reddi and Dr. Akash K. Ouchi, deputy chairpersons of Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG), participated in an interfaith conference in New Delhi organized by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 25 2011

SGI President's 2011 Peace Proposal Discussed at Ottawa Peace Festival in Canada

SGI President's 2011 Peace Proposal Discussed at Ottawa Peace Festival in Canada

"No force can match that of a fundamental transformation in the human spirit." These are the words of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in his 2011 peace proposal "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Creative Life." ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 24 2011

SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees for the Future

SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees for the Future

On September 24, over 70 SGI-Canada youth joined Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) located in Ontario, in its youth tree planting initiative. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 17 2011

SGI-Russia Celebrates Anniversary of SGI President Ikeda's First Visit

SGI-Russia Celebrates Anniversary of SGI President Ikeda's First Visit

In celebration of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Russia on September 8, 1974, SGI-Russia members from throughout the country, including from the cities of St. Petersburg and Nizhniy Novgorod, gathered in Moscow for a festive meeting on September 17. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 16 2011

Power of Dialogue Highlighted at SGI-UK Peace Proposal Symposium

Power of Dialogue Highlighted at SGI-UK Peace Proposal Symposium

On September 16, eighteen social scientists from universities around the UK gathered at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Centre to discuss themes stimulated by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2011 peace proposal titled "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Human Spirit." ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 15 2011

Survey of Japanese Students Shows Changes in Attitudes, Outlook Since March Disaster

A survey carried out by members of the Soka Gakkai student division in the Tohoku region of northern Japan shows significant shifts in young people's attitudes since the March 11, 2011, "triple disaster" of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 11 2011

Singapore Soka Association Holds Interfaith Event in Commemoration of 9/11

Singapore Soka Association Holds Interfaith Event in Commemoration of 9/11

On September 11, 2011, religious leaders of the 6 main faiths in Singapore--Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Taoist, Hindu and Buddhist--led a minute of silence in memory of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York ten years earlier. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 11 2011

Youth Campaign "Our New Clear Future" Sets Vision Toward Nuclear Abolition by 2030

Youth Campaign "Our New Clear Future" Sets Vision Toward Nuclear Abolition by 2030

"Our New Clear Future" is a student-led dialogue campaign for nuclear abolition launched by SGI-USA in September 2011. The campaign was inspired by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2009 nuclear abolition proposal "Building Global Solidarity Toward Nuclear Abolition" and has two main aims. ... read more

Culture | Sep 11 2011

Open Day Held at SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Grand Culture Center

Open Day Held at SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Grand Culture Center

In celebration of European Heritage Days, SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Grand Culture Center in Bingen held an Open Day on September 11. The villa, designated an important historic and cultural monument in the city, attracted over 1,300 visitors. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 11 2011

SGI-USA Commemorates 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

SGI-USA Commemorates 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

On September 11, more than 350 people participated in a memorial service at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. ... read more