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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

Buddhism | Jan 24 2011

SGI Members from the Americas Study Nichiren's Writings

SGI Members from the Americas Study Nichiren's Writings

From January 21-24, Soka Gakkai Study Department Leader Masaaki Morinaka led a leaders' study conference at the SGI-USA Florida Nature and Culture Center in Florida, USA. ... read more

Culture | Jan 23 2011

SGI-Macau Commemorates 20th anniversary of SGI President's Visit

SGI-Macau Commemorates 20th anniversary of SGI President's Visit

On January 23, SGI-Macau held a culture festival at the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) auditorium marking the 11th anniversary of Hong Kong's return of sovereignty to China. ... read more

Culture | Jan 22 2011

"Beethoven Festa" held at SGI-Austria Culture Center

"Beethoven Festa" held at SGI-Austria Culture Center

On January 22, SGI-Austria hosted a "Beethoven Festa" at the SGI-Austria Culture Center. Over 100 were treated to a piano concert of Ludwig van Beethoven's (1770-1827) works performed by various musicians and accompanied by dance. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 17 2011

SGI-USA Members Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

SGI-USA Members Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

SGI-USA members in Oklahoma united with church members, elected officials, high school bands and community organizations for Oklahoma City's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade on January 15. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 17 2011

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services for Victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services for Victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake

On the 16th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 17, 1995) in Japan, Soka Gakkai held memorial services on January 17, in remembrance of those who lost their lives. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 16 2011

Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai Unveils World Peace Monument

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's visit to India, some 1,000 Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai members from throughout India unveiled a World Peace Monument at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in New Delhi. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 16 2011

SGI-Europe Leaders hold Summit Meeting in Trets, France

SGI-Europe Leaders hold Summit Meeting in Trets, France

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in October 1961. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 16 2011

SGI Members Kickoff 2011 Activities in Philippines and Bolivia

SGI Members Kickoff 2011 Activities in Philippines and Bolivia

SGI-Philippines members met January 15-16 at the SGI-Philippines Culture Center in Quezon, Manila. With 2011 marking the 20th anniversary (April 1991) of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to the Philippines, SGI-Philippines youth members will hold a youth culture festival during the summer to commemorate the anniversary. ... read more