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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

Buddhism | Jan 8 2011

Soka Gakkai Holds First Monthly Leaders Meeting of 2011 in Japan

Soka Gakkai Holds First Monthly Leaders Meeting of 2011 in Japan

On January 8, Soka Gakkai held its monthly leaders meeting, which commemorated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Young Men's Group (July 11, 1951) and Young Women's Group (July 19, 1951). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 5 2011

SGI-Canada Hosts Evening with Director of Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research

SGI-Canada Hosts Evening with Director of Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research

On January 4, SGI-Canada hosted an evening with Olivier Urbain, director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, at the SGI Culture Centre in Toronto. Dr. Urbain highlighted points from his recently published book on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, titled Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peace. Dr. Urbain explained ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2011

SGI Africa Members Celebrate the New Year

SGI Africa Members Celebrate the New Year

On January 2, SGI members in Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Madagascar and Côte d'Ivoire celebrated the New Year by holding commemorative meetings in their respective countries. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2011

SGI Members Around the World Celebrate the New Year

SGI Members Around the World Celebrate the New Year

SGI members around the world celebrated the New Year by holding commemorative meetings in their local areas. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2011

Members in Japan Celebrate Start of 2011

Members in Japan Celebrate Start of 2011

New Year's meetings to celebrate the start of 2011 were held in Soka Gakkai centers throughout Japan on January 1 and 2. On January 1, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Soka Gakkai representative leaders performed gongyo at the Soka Gakkai Headquarters in Shinanomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, to pray for the good health, ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 1 2011

Latest SGI Quarterly Highlights Contributions of Women to Peacebuilding

Latest SGI Quarterly Highlights Contributions of Women to Peacebuilding

The January 2011 SGI Quarterly, on the theme "Women Building Peace," has been published and is now available. ... read more