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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

Education | Aug 13 2011

SGI-Canada Members Support Youth Leadership Camps

SGI-Canada Members Support Youth Leadership Camps

Between July 31 and August 13, twelve SGI-Canada members helped to organize the annual "Take Action Academy" at the University of British Columbia. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 13 2011

New SGI Center Opens in Melbourne, Australia

New SGI Center Opens in Melbourne, Australia

August 13 marked the opening of the SGI-Australia (SGIA) Victoria Community Centre in Melbourne, making it the fourth SGI center in Australia. Councillor Sarah Carter, mayor of Maribyrnong, where the building is located, officially opened the center. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 10 2011

In Response to Riots, SGI-UK Members Dialogue for Peace

In Response to Riots, SGI-UK Members Dialogue for Peace

Amidst the violence and turmoil of the recent riots that began on August 6, 2011, in Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey, SGI-UK members deepened their determination to work towards the creation of a peaceful society through holding dialogues with people in their local communities. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 7 2011

Pugwash Chair Gives Talk at SGI-Denmark Training Session

Pugwash Chair Gives Talk at SGI-Denmark Training Session

SGI-Denmark held a training session in Helsingør from August 5-7 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Denmark in October 1961. On August 6, as part of the training session, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs Chair John Avery gave a lecture on abolishing war and nuclear weapons. ... read more

Press Releases | Aug 4 2011

Survey of Youth Attitudes to Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power

The Soka Gakkai Chugoku Student Peace Committee released on August 4 the results of its 16th annual survey on young people's attitudes to peace and nuclear weapons in the Hiroshima region, in advance of the August 6 anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. ... read more

Interfaith | Jul 31 2011

Bharat Soka Gakkai Member Wins Tony Blair Interfaith Fellowship

Bharat Soka Gakkai Member Wins Tony Blair Interfaith Fellowship

Aparajita Bharti, a 21-year-old Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) member, has been selected by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation for one of its Faiths Act Fellowships for 2011-12. Ms. Bharti, representing the Buddhist faith, was one of four Indians--2 Hindus, 1 Muslim and 1 Buddhist--selected. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 31 2011

Anniversary of Soka Gakkai Youth Groups Celebrated in Uruguay

Anniversary of Soka Gakkai Youth Groups Celebrated in Uruguay

On July 30 and 31, SGI-Uruguay youth members celebrated the 60th anniversaries of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai Young Men's and Young Women’s Divisions in Japan in July 1951. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 31 2011

A Celebration of Women in the Netherlands

A Celebration of Women in the Netherlands

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai Women's Division, SGI-Netherlands women members held meetings at 26 venues throughout the country from May to July, 2011. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2011

SGI Antinuclear Weapons Exhibition Held in Nagano, Japan

SGI Antinuclear Weapons Exhibition Held in Nagano, Japan

From July 28-31, the SGI antinuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was shown at the Inoue Department Store in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2011

Nagasaki Youth Peace Forum, Presentation of Cranes from SGI-Thailand

Nagasaki Youth Peace Forum, Presentation of Cranes from SGI-Thailand

On July 31, Soka Gakkai Nagasaki youth members held a peace forum at the Peace Hall of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, to deepen their vow to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa held their 20th youth peace summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Hall in Nagasaki City on July 30. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 31 2011

Tohoku Soka Gakkai Youth Members Hold "Rock the Heart" Music Festival

Tohoku Soka Gakkai Youth Members Hold "Rock the Heart" Music Festival

Soka Gakkai student members in Tohoku held a music festival titled "Rock the Heart" in Kotodai Park, Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture, on July 31. The festival was organized to send a message of courage and hope to the many evacuees living in shelters and to those who, five months on, are still struggling in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 24 2011

Anniversary of Soka Youth Groups Celebrated in Paraguay

Anniversary of Soka Youth Groups Celebrated in Paraguay

On July 24, SGI-Paraguay youth members held a meeting at the SGI-Paraguay Culture Center in Asunción to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai's youth group which was formed in 1951. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 24 2011

Hiroshima Youth Host Lecture, Announce Survey Results on Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Hiroshima Youth Host Lecture, Announce Survey Results on Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

On July 24, Soka Gakkai youth members in Hiroshima held the Hiroshima Youth Peace Meeting at the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Ikeda Peace Hall. They also hosted the 145th in a series of lectures titled "Lectures on Hiroshima" at the same venue ... read more