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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

Buddhism | Sep 11 2011

SGI Youth Participate in Exchange Meetings in Japan

SGI Youth Participate in Exchange Meetings in Japan

On September 8, some 250 SGI youth from over 55 countries attended the opening ceremony of the SGI Youth Training Session at the Soka International Friendship Center in Tokyo. ... read more

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