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Buddhism | Feb 13 2011

SGI Europe Youth Take Initiative for World Peace

SGI Europe Youth Take Initiative for World Peace

SGI members throughout Europe have been commemorating the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961 with meetings in local areas. ... read more

Culture | Feb 12 2011

Singapore Soka Association Members Join Chinese New Year Parade

Singapore Soka Association Members Join Chinese New Year Parade

On February 12, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) members performed in the 2011 Chinese New Year Chingay Parade at Singapore's Marina Bay. S. R. Nathan, President of Singapore, attended the event.Spearheading the procession was a dragon dance display consisting of a pair of 88-meter long dragons, manned by dancers from Xi'an, China. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 9 2011

SGI-Thailand Leaders Commemorate 50th Anniversary

On February 9, SGI leaders met at the SGI-Thailand Thonburi Center in Bangkok to commemorate 50 years of SGI in Thailand. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 5 2011

Representatives from IOP Attend Seminar on Buddhist Scholar Kumārajīva

Representatives from IOP Attend Seminar on Buddhist Scholar Kumārajīva

Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) representatives attended an international seminar titled "Kumārajīva: Philosopher and Seer" in New Delhi from February 3-5. The seminar, organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, introduced the most current research on Kumārajīva (344-413)--the Buddhist scholar responsible for translating many key Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Chinese. ... read more

Interfaith | Feb 5 2011

"Global Visioning" Conference held in Morocco

"Global Visioning" Conference held in Morocco

The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held an international conference titled "Global Visioning for a Common Future: Hopes, Challenges and Solutions" in Rabat, Morocco, on February 4 and 5. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 4 2011

Scholars Attend SGI-UK's Peace Proposal Symposium

Scholars Attend SGI-UK's Peace Proposal Symposium

On February 4, academics from institutions across the country were invited to SGI-UK's second Peace Proposal Symposium held in conjunction with Goldsmiths College, London, UK. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 31 2011

Founding of SGI Commemorated in Micronesia

Founding of SGI Commemorated in Micronesia

In January, SGI members in the Federated States of Micronesia held a meeting commemorating the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the first group of SGI members in the city of Kolonia on the Island of Pohnpei. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jan 31 2011

SGI-Venezuela Hosts "Seeds of Hope" Exhibition

SGI-Venezuela Hosts "Seeds of Hope" Exhibition

SGI's exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH), produced in cooperation with the Earth Charter International, was shown at the Science Museum of Caracas, Venezuela, from November 21, 2010, to January 31, 2011. ... read more

Culture | Jan 30 2011

Celebrating "The Transformative Power of Jazz" in Boston

Celebrating "The Transformative Power of Jazz" in Boston

On January 30, SGI-USA members in Boston, Massachusetts, held an event titled "The Transformative Power of Jazz," at the SGI-USA Culture Center in Boston. ... read more

Culture | Jan 30 2011

3, 500 SGI-Hong Kong Youth Perform in Culture Festival

3, 500 SGI-Hong Kong Youth Perform in Culture Festival

From January 29-30, SGI-Hong Kong held a culture festival at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Guests totaled 30,000 and included Jao Tsung-I, emeritus professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Yang Wu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of Guangzhou Municipality and representatives from universities in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 29 2011

Peace Scholars Discuss SGI President's 2010 Peace Proposal in Kathmandu

Peace Scholars Discuss SGI President's 2010 Peace Proposal in Kathmandu

On January 29, SGI-Nepal members celebrated the 36th anniversary of the SGI's founding with a symposium on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2010 Peace Proposal, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation." ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 26 2011

SGI's Founding Commemorated with Prayer Services

SGI's Founding Commemorated with Prayer Services

On January 26, the 36th anniversary of SGI's founding (January 26, 1975), SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda visited the Soka Gakkai Mentor and Disciple Memorial Hall in Shinjuku Ward in Tokyo, Japan. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 26 2011

Buddhist Leader Calls for Progress on Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Building Global Human Rights Culture

In a proposal released on Jan. 26, "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Creative Life," Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda calls for global civil society to take the lead in resolving two key challenges of our time: abolishing nuclear weapons and building a global culture of human rights. ... read more

Interfaith | Jan 24 2011

SGI-UK Youth Take Part in Multi-Faith Awareness Week

SGI-UK Youth Take Part in Multi-Faith Awareness Week

On January 24, SGI-UK youth members were invited to Croydon College of Further Education in South London to join the Multi-Faith Awareness Week for youth aged 16-19. This was the first time that SGI members have taken part in this event. Representatives from different faiths including Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 24 2011

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at Roehampton University, UK

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at Roehampton University, UK

The SGI exhibition, "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was shown at Roehampton University from January 22-24. The event was organized by the university's Human Rights Society and SGI-UK's Youth Peace Committee, with the support of local SGI-UK members. Nearly 400 ... read more