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Buddhism | Mar 6 2011

SGI-Chile Anniversary Commemorated

SGI-Chile Anniversary Commemorated

On March 6, SGI members in Chile commemorated the 18th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's February 1993 visit to the country at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago. ... read more

Education | Mar 4 2011

SGI Promotes Empowerment at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

SGI Promotes Empowerment at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

The 55th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from February 22 to March 4 at the UN Headquarters in New York with the priority theme "Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 2 2011

SGI's Antinuclear Exhibition Shown at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SGI's Antinuclear Exhibition Shown at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From February 27 to March 2, Applied Nichiren Buddhism, the SGI-USA student campus group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sponsored a showing of SGI's anti-nuclear exhibition, "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) at the university. Nearly 100 members of the ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 2 2011

Culture of Peace Lecture Series Hosts Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue

Culture of Peace Lecture Series Hosts Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue

Former Pakistani Ambassador to the UK, Akbar Ahmed, spoke about the role of compassion in fostering dialogue among religions at the SGI-USA Washington, DC, Centers. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 28 2011

Discussion Meetings in SGI-Italy

Discussion Meetings in SGI-Italy

Discussion meetings have been the driving source for the advancement of SGI-Italy. These meetings, held twice a month at 4,400 locations throughout Italy--mostly in members' homes--enable participants to deepen their understanding of Buddhism through study and share their personal experiences in faith. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 27 2011

Bharat Soka Gakkai Holds Study Sessions

Bharat Soka Gakkai Holds Study Sessions

From February 26-27, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai members from 36 cities in India attended study sessions held at the Siri Fort Auditorium and at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in New Delhi. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 26 2011

Soka Gakkai Holds Monthly Leaders Meeting in Tokyo

Soka Gakkai Holds Monthly Leaders Meeting in Tokyo

On February 26, Soka Gakkai held its monthly leaders meeting at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting also functioned as a gathering of national youth leaders and men's leaders and the Soka Gakkai Artists Division. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 22 2011

"Building a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Shown in Nashik, India

"Building a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Shown in Nashik, India

Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) has held two showings of the exhibition "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" in Delhi, at the BYK College of Commerce from February 18-20 and at St. Lawrence High School from February 21-22. Over 2,700 viewed the exhibition in total. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 17 2011

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

From February 11-17, the SGI exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS), was shown at Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 16 2011

Anniversary of Nichiren's Birth Celebrated

Anniversary of Nichiren's Birth Celebrated

On February 16, Soka Gakkai members in Japan and SGI members around the world held prayer services commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Nichiren, who established the Buddhist practice followed by SGI members (February 16, 1222). ... read more

Sustainable Development | Feb 14 2011

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Alberta and Ontario, Canada

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Alberta and Ontario, Canada

SGI-Canada members in Edmonton, Alberta, co-organized a showing of the SGI's "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH) exhibition at Grant MacEwan University from January 31 to February 14. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 13 2011

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds Commemorative Meeting

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds Commemorative Meeting

2011 marks the 24th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit (February 8, 1987) to the Dominican Republic. On February 13, SGI-Dominican Republic members held a commemorative meeting in the spirit of sharing the importance of the mentor and disciple relationship to future generations. ... read more

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