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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

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 21 2010

Taiwan Soka Association Provides Assistance to Flood Victims

Taiwan Soka Association Provides Assistance to Flood Victims

In the wake of Typhoon Fanapi that swept across Taiwan on September 19 and caused severe flooding in areas around Kaohsiung and Pingtung, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) members worked together with volunteers from other organizations to provide relief activities in affected areas. In Gangshan on September 20, TSA  members gathered  to ... read more

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