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Peace and Disarmament | Nov 2 2010

Culture of Peace Exhibition Shown in Hokkaido, Miyagi and Kanagawa

Culture of Peace Exhibition Shown in Hokkaido, Miyagi and Kanagawa

Soka Gakkai's "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" exhibition opened in Hokkaido, Miyagi and Kanagawa, Japan, on October 29. In Miyagi, the exhibition was shown in the town of Wakayanagi until October 31. Midori Miura, executive chair of the exhibition committee, and Chieko Sugawara, president of ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 2 2010

Founding of Soka Activity Support Groups Commemorated

Founding of Soka Activity Support Groups Commemorated

SGI-Canada members held meetings in their respective areas in commemoration of the November 2, 1976, founding of the SGI's Soka Group--a young men's activity support group. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a heartfelt message asking the youthful Soka Group members in Canada to always maintain a "Never Be Defeated" spirit. Soka ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 1 2010

SGI's People's Decade Website Given New Design and Expanded

SGI's People's Decade Website Given New Design and Expanded

The People's Decade for Nuclear Abolition campaign website has been renewed recently. The campaign, launched by SGI in 2007, aims to build a global solidarity within civil society working for abolition of nuclear weapons. The purpose of this renewal is to facilitate ease of access, learning and participation. Some of the ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 31 2010

"21st Century Human Rights Exhibition of Hope" Shown in Yamanashi and Shiga Prefectures, Japan

"21st Century Human Rights Exhibition of Hope" Shown in Yamanashi and Shiga Prefectures, Japan

Soka Gakkai's "21st Century Human Rights Exhibition of Hope--You Are Invaluable" was shown in Yamanashi Prefecture from September 29 to October 3, and in Shiga Prefecture from October 26-31. On display were original autographed documents and letters written by human rights pioneers such as Eleanor Roosevelt, renowned first lady of the ... read more

Education | Oct 28 2010

Campinas City Honors SGI-Brazil

Campinas City Honors SGI-Brazil

Campinas City, Brazil, honored SGI-Brazil with its Diploma of Merit for the organization's contributions to advancing peace and promoting human rights. At an awards ceremony held on October 28, SGI-Brazil also received the Darcy Ribeiro Educational Merit Award on behalf of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda for his efforts to promote ... read more

Education | Oct 28 2010

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy Holds Lecture on Mind-Body Relationship

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy hosted its first lecture in a new series titled "Key Issues in Modern Science-Life, the Brain and the Mind" at the Japan Youth Center's International Hall in Tokyo, on October 15. Professor Yoshimichi Saito from Keio University spoke about the mind-brain relationship from a phenomenological perspective. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 26 2010

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Hosts SGI Peace Exhibition

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Hosts SGI Peace Exhibition

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, hosted SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" on October 25 and 26. The exhibition coincided with the 5th London Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 26 2010

Soka Gakkai Members Participate in Relief Activities in Amami, Japan

Soka Gakkai Members Participate in Relief Activities in Amami, Japan

Record rainfall hit the Amami islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan, starting October 20, causing extensive damage to the area. In response, over 100 Soka Gakkai members from Amami and throughout Kyushu gathered at the Soka Gakkai Amami Oshima Culture Center to organize volunteer efforts. In addition to helping clean ... read more

Education | Oct 26 2010

Singapore Soka Association Youth Volunteer at Chinese Primary Schools

Singapore Soka Association Youth Volunteer at Chinese Primary Schools

From October 10-26, a team of 17 Singapore Soka Association (SSA) youth volunteers took part in a 17-day Youth Expedition Project (YEP), in collaboration with Mercy Relief in Singapore, providing aid to the Changzhi Primary and Xi Jiao Primary Schools of the Changzhi Township in Shanxi Province, China. Named "Project Shine ... read more

Culture | Oct 24 2010

SGI-Paraguay Holds Culture Festival

SGI-Paraguay Holds Culture Festival

On October 24, in the city of Asunción, SGI-Paraguay held a culture festival full of dance, folk songs and drum performances in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai's establishment (November 18, 1930). The festival drew some 2,000 and included guests such as Dr. Roberto Elías Canese, rector ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 24 2010

SGI-Denmark Young Women Hold Training Course

SGI-Denmark Young Women Hold Training Course

Young women of SGI-Denmark held a training session in Asnas, Denmark, from October 22-24, where they were able to further their understanding of Buddhism. In particular, study and discussion focused on the concept of "true benefit" as expounded in Nichiren Buddhism. Participants left the session expressing their determination to live ... read more

Education | Oct 24 2010

Soka Gakkai Educators Discuss Applying Humanistic Education in the Classroom

Soka Gakkai Educators Discuss Applying Humanistic Education in the Classroom

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the founding of Soka Education, the Soka Gakkai Education Department hosted its 33rd "All Japan Rally on Practical Application of Humanistic Education" at Tohoku University's Centennial Hall in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on October 24. Over 1,200 educators and guests attended the event, which was cosponsored ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 24 2010

SGI-USA Celebrates 65th Anniversary of United Nations

SGI-USA Celebrates 65th Anniversary of United Nations

On October 24, SGI-USA held an event at SGI-USA San Francisco Culture Center's Ikeda Auditorium to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the United Nations, which is celebrated every year on October 24. David Krieger, founder and president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, attended the event as guest speaker. Gesturing to ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 23 2010

SGI Members in Europe Engage in Buddhist Study

SGI Members in Europe Engage in Buddhist Study

SGI-Greece held a general meeting in Eretria, Evia Island, from October 7-10. Along with members of Athens, more than 100 members gathered from throughout the country. ... read more

Culture | Oct 22 2010

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Shown in China

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Shown in China

"Beyond the Horizon," an exhibition of photographs taken by "Hato-kai," a group of SGI men involved in maritime occupations, was shown at the Shanghai Maritime University Library from October 20-22. Some 1,500 viewed the exhibition, which was organized by Hato-kai and co-hosted by Shanghai Maritime University. The exhibition, renamed "Sino-Japan Photo ... read more