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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

Culture | Jan 15 2011

Collected Paintings of Liu Yu Shown at Taiwan Soka Association Headquarters

Collected Paintings of Liu Yu Shown at Taiwan Soka Association Headquarters

The opening ceremony for an exhibition of the collected paintings of the renowned Taiwanese painter Liu Yu took place at Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) headquarters, Zhi Shan Culture Center, in Taipei on January 15. More than 30 students and friends of Professor Liu attended the opening ceremony. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 15 2011

Former Soldier Gives SGI-USA Culture of Peace Lecture

Former Soldier Gives SGI-USA Culture of Peace Lecture

On January 15, Paul Chappell, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York and author of the book Will War Ever End? A Soldier's Vision of Peace for the 21st Century, spoke as part of the Culture of Peace Distinguished Speakers Series at the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center in Santa Monica, California. ... read more

Culture | Jan 15 2011

Exhibition on Franz Liszt and the Romantic Era Shown at Min-On Concert Association

Exhibition on Franz Liszt and the Romantic Era Shown at Min-On Concert Association

The Min-On Concert Association in Tokyo, Japan, is displaying an exhibition on music from the Romantic era, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt (1811-1886). ... read more

Culture | Jan 9 2011

"Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibition" Shown in Tokyo

"Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibition" Shown in Tokyo

The 25th "Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibition" was on display from December 23 to January 9, 2011, at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ... read more