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Humanitarian Activities | Mar 12 2011

Japan Earthquake Initial Response

At 2:46pm (Japan time) on Friday March 11 an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude hit the northeastern coast of Japan, followed by aftershocks and a series of tsunamis. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 10 2011

Canada Participates in Interfaith Dialogue Project

Two SGI-Canada members participated in the Burnaby Inter-Faith Dialogue Project Forum held in Burnaby, British Columbia. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 8 2011

SGI Participates in Rio +20 Preparatory Process

SGI Participates in Rio +20 Preparatory Process

The UN Conference on Environment and Development, popularly known as the Earth Summit, convened in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, was the first international conference to discuss the issue of sustainable development, resulting in the creation of "Agenda 21." ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 7 2011

High School Students in Iceland Learn About Buddhism

High School Students in Iceland Learn About Buddhism

On March 7, SGI-Iceland representative Eyglo Jónsdóttir gave a talk on Buddhism to some 40 students at Menntaskólinn á Akureyri High School in Akureyri in northern Iceland, as part of its guest speaker series. Every year for two days in the spring semester all classes stop and the school invites various people to give talks or organize educational workshops on different themes for the students. ... read more

Culture | Mar 7 2011

SGI-Argentina Holds Culture Festival

SGI-Argentina Holds Culture Festival

On March 5-7, SGI-Argentina held a Soka Youth Peace Culture Festival at the SGI-Argentina Peace Auditorium in Buenos Aires. The event commemorated March 16, a day within the SGI that symbolizes the mentor entrusting his disciples with the task of working for world peace. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 7 2011

Environmental Theologian Speaks on "Journey of the Universe" in New York

Environmental Theologian Speaks on "Journey of the Universe" in New York

"On March 7, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, adjunct professor at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Divinity School, delivered a lecture at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center as part of the organization's Culture of Peace Lecture Series." ... read more

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