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Sustainable Development | Oct 16 2013

SGI-Korea Develops Friendship in Community Through Environment Protection Activities

SGI-Korea Develops Friendship in Community Through Environment Protection Activities

This autumn, SGI-Korea members participated in various cleanup activities and created a unique environmental exhibition. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 13 2013

Brazil SGI Sponsors Seminar on Communication for Peace

Brazil SGI Sponsors Seminar on Communication for Peace

On October 13, the Department of Communication of Brazil SGI (BSGI) held its first Seminar on Communication for Peace, examining the role and use of nonviolent communication in building a more humane world. The seminar was held at the BSGI Ikeda Culture Center in São Paulo and attended by some 450 people including journalists and students. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 11 2013

Seminars on Ikeda's 2013 Peace Proposal held in India, Panama and Guatemala

Seminars on Ikeda's 2013 Peace Proposal held in India, Panama and Guatemala

From August to October, seminars and workshops on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2013 peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence," were held in India, Panama and Guatemala, in collaboration with local partners. ... read more

Culture | Oct 11 2013

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra Performs at SGI-Venezuela Celebration

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra Performs at SGI-Venezuela Celebration

On October 11, the world renowned Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra was invited to perform at a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of SGI-Venezuela (SGIV)'s founding at the Center for Social Action Through Music in Caracas. The concert was open to the public. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 5 2013

SGI Members Plant Trees in Canada, Venezuela and the Philippines

SGI Members Plant Trees in Canada, Venezuela and the Philippines

In September and October SGI members in Venezuela, Canada and the Philippines took part in environmental activities to promote sustainability together with local conservation organizations. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 29 2013

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Month of Peace Activities

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Month of Peace Activities

Inspired by Josei Toda's September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) celebrated September as its Month of Peace by holding events to raise awareness toward peace with the Run for Peace as the key activity. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 21 2013

Anti-nuclear Weapon Forums Held in USA, UK and Spain

Anti-nuclear Weapon Forums Held in USA, UK and Spain

In September, various SGI associations around the world organized events commemorating the 56th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda's Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (on September 8, 1957). ... read more

Culture | Sep 15 2013

SGI Centers in Europe Open on European Heritage Days

SGI Centers in Europe Open on European Heritage Days

In September SGI centers around Europe marked the European Heritage Days initiative, holding open days with a variety of cultural and recreational activities. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 10 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded as Outstanding Religious Organization

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded as Outstanding Religious Organization

On September 10, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) presented Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) with the "Outstanding Religious Organization" award in a conferral ceremony held at the New Taipei City Government Multi-Purpose Hall. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 9 2013

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo; Exchange Meetings in Kanagawa

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo; Exchange Meetings in Kanagawa

Some 250 SGI youth representatives from 60 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the SGI Youth Training Course from September 5-9. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 8 2013

SGI-UK Members Support Night of Interfaith Music and Food at Jewish Museum in London

SGI-UK Members Support Night of Interfaith Music and Food at Jewish Museum in London

On September 8, at the Jewish Museum in London, practitioners of different faith traditions came together for the World Jamboree, a night of interfaith music, food and art supported by members of SGI-UK in North West London. ... read more

Culture | Sep 8 2013

TSA Co-organizes Cross-Strait Exhibition of Children's Paintings

TSA Co-organizes Cross-Strait Exhibition of Children's Paintings

If adults tried to perceive the world through the eyes of children, the world would be a more peaceful and beautiful place. This is what Lai Wu-hsiung, senior instructor at the National Taiwan University of Arts, posited in his speech at the opening of "Treasure of the Future: A Children's Drawing Exhibition." ... read more

Culture | Sep 8 2013

Soka Gakkai Marks 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

Soka Gakkai Marks 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

On September 8, Chancellor Wang Wan of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Japan visited the Soka International Women's Center in Tokyo to give a lecture titled "Reflecting the Origins of China-Japan Friendship" to an audience of 200 women. ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 8 2013

Lectures and Launch of New Chinese Language Website Mark 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

On September 8, 2013, Wang Wan, Chancellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Japan and wife of Ambassador H.E. Cheng Yonghua, visited the Soka International Women's Center in Tokyo to give a lecture titled "Reflecting the Origins of China-Japan Friendship" to an audience of 200 women. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 6 2013

IOP and SGI Join Symposium on Buddhist Environmentalism at USC

IOP and SGI Join Symposium on Buddhist Environmentalism at USC

On September 6, a one-day symposium on "Buddhist Environmentalism" was held at the University of Southern California (USC) Doheny Memorial Library. The symposium was jointly hosted by the Center for Japanese Religions and Culture at USC, the SGI-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and the Asia Society Southern California. ... read more