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Sustainable Development | Oct 11 2010

"21st Century Environment Exhibition" Opens in Japan

"21st Century Environment Exhibition" Opens in Japan

From October 3-7, the "21st Century Environment Exhibition," was displayed at Galleria Kameoka in Kyoto, Japan. It was also shown at Akiruno Rupia Hall in Akiruno City from October 7-11. The Soka Gakkai created the exhibition in support of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). [Adapted from articles ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 10 2010

SGI Members in Hong Kong Take Buddhist Study Exams

SGI Members in Hong Kong Take Buddhist Study Exams

On October 10, more than 1,000 SGI-Hong Kong members participated in the Intermediate Buddhist Study Exam organized by SGI-Hong Kong. The exams were held in four locations throughout Hong Kong, including the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center and the Tuen Mun Culture Center. Exam questions were based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 10 2010

Throughout Europe SGI Members Vow to Work for Peace

Throughout Europe SGI Members Vow to Work for Peace

SGI-Germany young women members attended training sessions at the Villa Sachsen Grand Culture Center in Bingen, Germany, from October 8-10. Participants deepened their understanding of Buddhism through studying Nichiren's writings and also through sharing with one another their experiences of applying Buddhism in their daily lives. At the meeting, women ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 10 2010

SGI-South Africa Members Join 10/10/10 Global Climate Change Work Party

SGI-South Africa Members Join 10/10/10 Global Climate Change Work Party

On October 10, SGI-South Africa members in Cape Town joined the global 10/10/10 Global Climate Change Work Party campaign, coordinated by 350.org, by planting trees in a local nature reserve in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Participants in 188 countries, at over 7,300 events, mobilized for the Global Work Party, taking part ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 9 2010

SGI-Italy Sponsors Lecture on Biodiversity

SGI-Italy Sponsors Lecture on Biodiversity

SGI-Italy members in Sardinia sponsored a lecture on biodiversity in Cagliari on October 9. Professor Giovanni Onore from the Otonga Foundation in Ecuador--an organization that aims to protect and preserve the forests of the Andes--emphasized that protecting biodiversity is of the utmost importance for human beings. He also spoke about ... read more

Press Releases | Oct 5 2010

Exhibition on Nuclear Disarmament and Human Security Opens in Vienna

TOKYO, Oct 5: An antinuclear exhibition created by Buddhist association Soka GakkaiInternational (SGI), "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," opened on October 4 at the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre, the UN headquarters in the city, in cooperation with the NGO Committee ... read more

Education | Oct 5 2010

Nobel Peace Laureates Attend SGI-USA Book Donation Ceremony and ICAP Exhibition

Nobel Peace Laureates Attend SGI-USA Book Donation Ceremony and ICAP Exhibition

SGI-USA sponsored a book donation ceremony at the International Studies Academy (ISA) in San Francisco, California, on October 5. SGI donated 300 books on peace and human rights to ISA's library, including works by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Dr. Shirin Ebadi and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. SGI ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 3 2010

"Children and a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Shown Throughout Japan

"Children and a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Shown Throughout Japan

The exhibition "Children and a Culture of Peace: For the Sake of Children's Happiness," created and sponsored by the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee (WPC), opened at Stadium Place Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan, on September 20 and showed through September 25.  Emiko Mimura, president of the WPC Executive Committee, and Soka ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2010

SGI World Peace Day Celebrated Around the World

SGI World Peace Day Celebrated Around the World

On October 2, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda attended a ceremony in Tokyo to pay tribute to their mentors Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (first president of Soka Gakkai) and Josei Toda (second president of Soka Gakkai). Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda also offered prayers for the well-being of SGI members ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 2 2010

Millennium Peace Circle in Hawaii Commemorates SGI's Movement for Peace

Millennium Peace Circle in Hawaii Commemorates SGI's Movement for Peace

Milestone--SGI-USA members, community leaders, scholars and state representatives officially open the Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Millennium Peace Circle at Honolulu's Diamond Head On October 2, some 100 SGI-USA members and distinguished guests gathered at the foot of Diamond Head--Hawaii's famed volcanic crater--to open the Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Millennium Peace Circle. The ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 2 2010

Peace Seminar Held in Panama

Peace Seminar Held in Panama

On October 2, SGI-Panama's student group members organized a forum titled "Peace Founded on Value" at the SGI-Panama Culture Center in Panama City. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 1 2010

"Seeds of Change" Exhibition Held in Peru

"Seeds of Change" Exhibition Held in Peru

The joint SGI and Earth Charter exhibition "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" opened at the Continental University of Science and Technology in Huancayo, Peru, from September 25 to October 1. The exhibition was cosponsored by the university and SGI-Peru. The opening ceremony on September 25 was attended ... read more

Education | Sep 26 2010

SGI-Canada Participates in Annual "Word On The Street" Festival

SGI-Canada Participates in Annual "Word On The Street" Festival

On September 26, SGI-Canada participated in the 21st annual "Word On The Street" book and magazine festival in downtown Toronto. This national event was held in Toronto, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Halifax and Kitchener-Waterloo.In Toronto, around 200,000 visited the event where over 250 local and national book and magazine publishers, booksellers, literacy ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 25 2010

"Victory Over Violence" Exhibition Shown at SGI-Cambodia General Meeting

"Victory Over Violence" Exhibition Shown at SGI-Cambodia General Meeting

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

Sustainable Development | Sep 25 2010

SGI-Canada Youth Plant 325 Trees

SGI-Canada Youth Plant 325 Trees

On September 25, sixty-two SGI-Canada youth members drove to Acton, Ontario, to participate in an annual tree planting activity with the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). Carrying shovels, gloves and pots, the youth trekked onto the CVC property to an open area where they began to plant 325 trees. These trees will ... read more