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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

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 17 2011

Soka Gakkai President Visits Evacuees in Sendai, Relief Efforts Continue

Soka Gakkai President Visits Evacuees in Sendai, Relief Efforts Continue

Efforts by Soka Gakkai to provide emergency relief and encourage those sheltered at Soka Gakkai centers throughout the Tohoku region continue in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunamis that hit the region on March 11. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 16 2011

Taiwan Soka Association, SGI-Macau and SGI-Hong Kong Donate Toward Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

Taiwan Soka Association, SGI-Macau and SGI-Hong Kong Donate Toward Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

On March 16, in response to the massive earthquake that has caused serious destruction across the Tohoku region of Japan, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) General Director Lin Chao visited Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Timothy Yang Chin-Tien, to present a donation equivalent to US$126,400. TSA was the first organization to donate funds in support of the government's relief efforts to the Ministry. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2011

Relief Efforts Continue in Japan, SGI Members Hold Prayer Meetings, SGI President's March 16 Message

Relief Efforts Continue in Japan, SGI Members Hold Prayer Meetings, SGI President's March 16 Message

March 16 is a symbolic day for Soka Gakkai and SGI members, as it commemorates Kosen-rufu Day--a day when individuals deepen their vow to work for the sake of world peace and the happiness and well-being of all humanity. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 16 2011

Contact Reestablished with Soka Gakkai Centers in Coastal Areas; Assistance Provided

Contact Reestablished with Soka Gakkai Centers in Coastal Areas; Assistance Provided

In the wake of the earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, Mr. Kazuo Nirasawa, the regional leader of Soka Gakkai in Tohoku, and Mr. Akihiko Morishima, Miyagi prefectural leader, met with Miyagi Prefectural Governor Yoshihiro Murai on March 15 to report on the assistance being provided to 3,000 people now seeking refuge at Soka Gakkai centers in Miyagi Prefecture alone. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 15 2011

Soka Gakkai Continues Relief Efforts in Tohoku and Shin'etsu Regions

Soka Gakkai Continues Relief Efforts in Tohoku and Shin'etsu Regions

The Soka Gakkai central emergency communications center at the Tokyo Headquarters, together with Soka Gakkai community centers serving as emergency centers throughout the affected Tohoku region, continue to provide relief to those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The organization is also providing emergency assistance to those affected ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 14 2011

Soka Gakkai Relief Activities Continue in Northeastern Japan

Soka Gakkai Relief Activities Continue in Northeastern Japan

In response to the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis, Soka Gakkai's relief efforts continue throughout the affected region. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 13 2011

SGI-Luxembourg Participates in Interfaith Concert

SGI-Luxembourg Participates in Interfaith Concert

On March 13, SGI-Luxembourg joined the second Interfaith Concert at the Protestant Church of Luxembourg in the center of Luxembourg City. The concert was organized by Action Groupe Inter-Religions (AGIR) of which SGI Luxembourg has been a member for two years. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 13 2011

Soka Gakkai Relief Activities, SGI President's Message

Soka Gakkai Relief Activities, SGI President's Message

In response to the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunamis which devastated parts of northern Japan on March 11, the Soka Gakkai central emergency communications center at the Soka Gakkai Headquarters in Tokyo is coordinating closely with local emergency centers set up by Soka Gakkai in the prefectures concerned to gather information, contact those in affected areas and initiate relief efforts. ... read more

Culture | Mar 12 2011

Exhibition on Life and Work of Chinese Writer Xie Bingxin Opens in Taiwan

Exhibition on Life and Work of Chinese Writer Xie Bingxin Opens in Taiwan

An exhibition showcasing the life and works of renowned Chinese writer Xie Bingxin (1900-99) opened at Taiwan Soka Association's Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei on March 12. ... read more

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