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Culture | Apr 1 2011

SGI-Panama Hosts Photo Contest

SGI-Panama Hosts Photo Contest

On March 31, a photo contest with the theme "Flowers of Panama" was held at the SGI-Panama Peace Auditorium in Panama City. The contest, inspired by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's February 1987 poem dedicated to SGI-Panama members, aimed to promote appreciation for the beauty of Panamanian flowers and respect for the environment. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 1 2011

The April Issue of the SGI Quarterly "On Communication"

The April Issue of the SGI Quarterly "On Communication"

The April 2011 issue of the SGI Quarterly is now available online. The theme of this issue is communication. The way we communicate-our habitual ways of speaking, listening and responding-can promote good relations and increase mutual understanding, or create discomfort and tension, even violence. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 1 2011

Soka Gakkai and SGI Organizations Continue Earthquake Relief Donations

Soka Gakkai and SGI Organizations Continue Earthquake Relief Donations

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunamis that hit the Northeastern coast of Japan on March 11, Soka Gakkai and SGI organizations around the world continue to make donations in support of relief efforts. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 31 2011

SGI President Publishes New Series of Gosho Commentaries

SGI President Publishes New Series of Gosho Commentaries

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunamis that hit Japan on March 11, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda began publishing a series of words of encouragement in the Soka Gakkai organ newspaper, the Seikyo Shimbun. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 30 2011

David Krieger Speaks at Claremont McKenna College Student Buddhist Club

David Krieger Speaks at Claremont McKenna College Student Buddhist Club

On March 30, David Krieger, president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, spoke at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, USA, as part of a "Lunch and Lecture Series" sponsored by the school's 7Cs Buddhist Club. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 29 2011

Local Soka Gakkai Members Engage in Relief Activities

Local Soka Gakkai Members Engage in Relief Activities

More than two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami disaster which devastated northeastern Japan, despite being victims themselves, local Soka Gakkai members continue to make strenuous effort for disaster relief and the recovery of affected areas. ... read more

Press Releases | Mar 28 2011

Soka Gakkai Earthquake Relief Efforts to Date

Starting on March 11, the day the earthquake and tsunamis devastated the Tohoku Region, the Soka Gakkai Buddhist association, which has a large grassroots network and local community centers throughout Japan, created emergency task forces at its headquarters in Tokyo and throughout the affected region. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 27 2011

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Tours Three Malaysian States

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Tours Three Malaysian States

During March, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) arranged for the "Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability, Steps toward Change" (SOH) exhibition to tour three states--Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Penang. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 27 2011

New Zealand Members Pray for Christchurch and Tohoku Quake Victims

New Zealand Members Pray for Christchurch and Tohoku Quake Victims

During March, SGI-New Zealand members held special prayer meetings for lives lost in the Christchurch earthquake that hit New Zealand on February 22, as well as for victims of the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake in Japan on March 11 and for the fast and safe recovery of the affected regions. ... read more

Education | Mar 26 2011

Soka Education Explored at Parker School Symposium

Soka Education Explored at Parker School Symposium

On March 26, a symposium titled "Reuniting Parker, Dewey, Makiguchi and Ikeda: Education for Community and Citizenship Across Language and Culture" was held at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, USA. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 26 2011

SGI-Italy Campaigns for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

SGI-Italy Campaigns for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

SGI-Italy organized the multimedia initiative "Senzatomica" ("Without Nuclear ") at the Conference Hall of Rome's Palazzo Marini, the House of Deputies, on February 1. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 25 2011

SGI Organizations Give Donations for Japan Earthquake Relief

SGI Organizations Give Donations for Japan Earthquake Relief

In response to the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis which devastated parts of northeastern Japan on March 11, SGI organizations throughout the world have been making donations to various NGOs to aid in relief activities. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 21 2011

Soka Gakkai Conducts Spring Equinox Memorial Prayers

Soka Gakkai Conducts Spring Equinox Memorial Prayers

On March 21, the day of the spring equinox, Soka Gakkai held memorial services to pray for the peaceful repose of deceased family members and friends at Soka Gakkai centers and memorial parks throughout Japan. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 20 2011

SGI-Spain Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

SGI-Spain youth members held a meeting in Zaragoza City, Spain, on March 19-20 to kick off celebrations of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to the country and SGI-Spain's establishment in 1961. Participants gathered from throughout the country, including from the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 19 2011

SGI-Cameroon Youth Plant 60 Trees

SGI-Cameroon Youth Plant 60 Trees

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Young Men's and Young Women's groups within the Soka Gakkai, SGI-Cameroon youth members held a tree-planting in the Douala. ... read more