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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

Education | Dec 27 2010

Soka Gakkai Educational Counseling Centers in Review

Soka Gakkai Educational Counseling Centers in Review

During 2010, more than 7,000 people visited the Soka Gakkai Educational Counseling Centers (SGECC) run by the Soka Gakkai Education Department. Since the establishment of its first center in 1968, more than 360,000 individuals, including students and their parents, have received counseling. The centers were started at the suggestion of SGI President ... read more

Culture | Dec 19 2010

Soka Renaissance Vanguard Wins National Competition

Soka Renaissance Vanguard Wins National Competition

From December 18-19, five Soka Gakkai drum and bugle corps participated in the 38th All-Japan Marching Band and Baton Twirling Contest, sponsored by the Japan Marching Band & Baton Twirling Association at the Saitama Super Arena. The Soka Renaissance Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps won the Prime Minister's Cup (top ... read more

Sustainable Development | Dec 18 2010

"Seeds of Change" Shown in Brighton, UK

"Seeds of Change" Shown in Brighton, UK

At the request of Alicia Jimenez, the project coordinator of the Earth Charter International Secretariat in Costa Rica, SGI-UK organized a showing of the joint SGI and Earth Charter exhibition "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" at the University of Brighton, UK, from December 16-18. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 15 2010

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at School of Medicine in Mexico

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at School of Medicine in Mexico

The SGI exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was on display at Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute's (IPN) School of Medicine from December 1-15. The opening ceremony took place on December 1, in conjunction with a conference with Mexico's Ministry of Health ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 12 2010

SGI-Peru Holds Fifth National Leaders Meeting

SGI-Peru Holds Fifth National Leaders Meeting

SGI-Peru held its fifth national leaders meeting at the Peru Culture Center in Lima on December 12. Some 800 attended the gathering, at which SGI-Peru's young men's brass band and young women's fife-and-drum corps performed. An SGI-Peru youth shared his resolution to support his peers in developing their capability. Several SGI-Peru ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 5 2010

New Commemorative Hall Opens at Soka Gakkai Malaysia's Grand Culture Centre

New Commemorative Hall Opens at Soka Gakkai Malaysia's Grand Culture Centre

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held a festival commemorating the 80th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding on December 5, at the SGM Headquarters in Cheras, Selangor. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message congratulating members on their meeting and shared his hope that SGM members always value a spirit of creating harmony. SGI ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 4 2010

Soka Gakkai Academic Department Hosts Symposium on History of SGI

Soka Gakkai Academic Department Hosts Symposium on History of SGI

The Soka Gakkai Academic Department hosted a symposium at the Japan Youth Hall on December 4, in Tokyo, Japan. Presentations at the event focused on how SGI's various activities are perceived around the world. Among the scholars who spoke were Dr. Daisuke Inoue from Soka University of Japan, Professor Akira Kawabata ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2010

Symposium on "Modern Civilization and Philosophy" and Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Brazil

Symposium on "Modern Civilization and Philosophy" and Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Brazil

The Brazilian Academy of Philosophy and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) held a joint symposium on "Modern Civilization and Philosophy" at the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy of Rio de Janeiro on December 1-2, 2010. Guests at the opening ceremony included Academy President João Ricardo Moderno and former Minister of Culture ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 30 2010

Buddhist Meetings Held in Africa

Buddhist Meetings Held in Africa

On September 25, SGI-Cambodia held its 10th General Meeting at the National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh. ... read more