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Culture | Oct 17 2010

"Beyond the Horizon" Photo Exhibition Held in Yokohama

"Beyond the Horizon" Photo Exhibition Held in Yokohama

"Beyond the Horizon," an exhibition of photographs taken by Hato-kai, a group of SGI members involved in maritime occupations, was displayed in Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, from October 8-17. The show included 80 photographs of the ocean's natural beauty, bustling port scenes and rural life, as captured by seafarers ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 15 2010

SGI Exhibition on Nuclear Abolition Shown in Vienna

SGI Exhibition on Nuclear Abolition Shown in Vienna

The exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" opened at the Vienna International Centre, home to leading UN agencies confronting the challenges of nuclear weapons on October 4. The exhibition was cosponsored by SGI and the NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna, and ... read more

Culture | Oct 14 2010

Cote d'Ivoire Honors SGI

Fifty years ago on October 14, 1960, then Soka Gakkai President Daisaku Ikeda visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York, during its 15th General Assembly session. During that session, 17 nations, including Cameroon, Togo and Madagascar, were admitted as members. Mr. Ikeda, seeing the new youthful leaders of Africa ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 14 2010

Taiwan Soka Association Choruses Perform in Nursing Homes

Taiwan Soka Association Choruses Perform in Nursing Homes

To commemorate Taiwan's Respect the Elderly Day, on September 9, members of the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) choruses performed for residents in nursing homes throughout the country. This is part of TSA's annual community service activity. On October 12, TSA's Grand Earth and White Cloud choruses held a concert for more ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 13 2010

Islamic Perspective on Peace Discussed at Soka Gakkai Peace Lecture in Hiroshima

Islamic Perspective on Peace Discussed at Soka Gakkai Peace Lecture in Hiroshima

The 140th lecture in the "Hiroshima Study Lecture Series," sponsored by Soka Gakkai Hiroshima youth members, was held at the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Ikeda Peace Center in Japan, on October 13. As guest speakers, Dr. Mohammad Lezan and Dr. Soo Khin Wah from the University of Malaya offered Islamic perspectives ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 13 2010

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services on Anniversary of Nichiren's Passing

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services on Anniversary of Nichiren's Passing

Soka Gakkai held memorial services throughout Japan on October 13 to mark the anniversary of Nichiren's passing (October 13, 1282). ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 12 2010

Taiwan Soka Association Named Excellent Community Organization for 16th Consecutive Year

Taiwan Soka Association Named Excellent Community Organization for 16th Consecutive Year

On October 12, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) was given the Excellent Community Organization award by the Interior Ministry of Taiwan. TSA was among several organizations chosen from over 9,000 and the only organization to have been honored for 16 consecutive years. The ceremony was held at the Civil Service Development Institute, ... read more

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