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Sustainable Development | Sep 19 2010

1,800 Mangrove Trees Planted in Malaysia

1,800 Mangrove Trees Planted in Malaysia

On September 19, close to 200 Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Selangor members of all ages planted more than 1,800 mangrove tree saplings in the Kuala Selangor Nature Park's mangrove forest. The event was part of the Beautiful Earth Campaign 2010 organized by Estée Lauder Companies. SGM Selangor co-organized the tree ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 19 2010

"Building a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Shown in India

"Building a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Shown in India

On September 16, SGI's exhibition "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" opened at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) center's auditorium in Lodhi Estate, India. The exhibition highlights the small but significant steps that a single individual can take to contribute to advancing peace. The ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 19 2010

Local Grassroots Meetings Held in Japan

Local Grassroots Meetings Held in Japan

Soka Gakkai members in Japan held discussion meetings in their local areas from September 13-19, 2010. The small monthly gatherings provide a venue for members and guests to study and discuss the life philosophy of Buddhism, share how their Buddhist practice relates to their personal challenges and goals, and encourage ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 18 2010

SGI Members in Russia Hold General Meetings

SGI Members in Russia Hold General Meetings

SGI members in Russia held general meetings throughout the nation in the third week of September, in the cities of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Ufa, Perm and Voronezh to commemorate the 36th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Russia (September 8, 1974). Discussions at the meetings were focused on ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 18 2010

SGI-Australia Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Charter

SGI-Australia Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Charter

In August, 2010, SGI-Australia participated in celebrating 10 years since the launch of the Earth Charter, a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century.  Spanning three days, the Australia Pacific Earth Charter+10 Festival, with the theme "It Starts With One: Dialogue ... read more

Culture | Sep 12 2010

SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Holds Open Day Event

SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Holds Open Day Event

In celebration of Heritage Day in Europe, SGI-Germany's Villa Sachsen Grand Culture Center in Bingen held an Open Day on September 12. The event attracted over 1,200 visitors. Originally built in 1843, Villa Sachsen has changed ownership several times over the course of its 167-year history. It was renovated and re-opened ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 12 2010

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds Leaders Meeting

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds Leaders Meeting

On September 12, SGI-Dominican Republic held a leaders meeting at the SGI-Dominican Republic Culture Center in Santo Domingo. About 380 attended the meeting which included events such as a dance performance and the sharing of a faith-based experience by one member. At the meeting SGI-Dominican Republic General Director Pedro Familia ... read more

Press Releases | Sep 9 2010

Women, Peace and Security Seminar Highlights Women's Contributions to Peacebuilding

Women, Peace and Security Seminar Highlights Women's Contributions to Peacebuilding

TOKYO, Sep 9: The United Nations University (UNU) hosted a seminar entitled "Women Making Peace: Where Are We Now? Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 10 Years On" on September 8, 2010, assessing global progress toward implementation of the groundbreaking resolution which calls for increased recognition of ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 8 2010

Seminar on SGI President Ikeda's 2010 Peace Proposal Held in India

Seminar on SGI President Ikeda's 2010 Peace Proposal Held in India

A seminar based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2010 Peace Proposal, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation," was jointly organized by Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) at the IGNCA Lecture Hall in New Delhi, India, on September 8, 2010.  The event ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 8 2010

Women, Peace and Security Seminar Held at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Women, Peace and Security Seminar Held at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

A seminar entitled "Women Making Peace: Where Are We Now? Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 10 Years On" was co-organized by Global Action to Prevent War, the United Nations University (UNU), SGI and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG), and held at ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 8 2010

Toda Peace Memorial Hall Reaches 1,000,000 Visitors

Toda Peace Memorial Hall Reaches 1,000,000 Visitors

September 8, 2010 marks the 53th year since second president of the Soka Gakkai made his "Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons" at Mitsuzawa Stadium in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Every year, people visit Soka Gakkai's Toda Peace Memorial Hall in Yokohama which is a historical building that ... read more

Culture | Sep 7 2010

SGI-Brazil Brass Bands and Fife-and-Drum Corps Celebrate Brazil Independence Day

SGI-Brazil Brass Bands and Fife-and-Drum Corps Celebrate Brazil Independence Day

To commemorate Brazil's Independence Day, SGI-Brazil's young men's Taiyo (Sun) Brass Band and young women's Nova Era (New Era) Fife-and-Drum Corps participated in parades throughout the country on September 7. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 6 2010

SGI Youth Leaders Participate in Training Course and Cultural Exchanges in Japan

SGI Youth Leaders Participate in Training Course and Cultural Exchanges in Japan

To commemorate the Soka Gakkai's 80th anniversary, 250 youth representatives from 60 countries and territories gathered for an SGI Youth Training Course in Japan, from September 2-6, 2010. Yumiko Kumazawa was appointed SGI Young Women's Leader at the opening session held on September 2 at the Soka International Friendship Hall in ... read more

Education | Sep 5 2010

Soka Gakkai Education Department Holds Conference

Members of the Soka Gakkai Education Department held a conference at the Tokyo Toda Memorial Hall on September 5. Soka Gakkai Education Department Chief Hajime Miyamoto shared his hope that the educators would take the lead in promoting a society that values education. Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada conveyed his ... read more

Culture | Sep 5 2010

Folk Instruments Exhibition Held at Min-On Concert Association

Folk Instruments Exhibition Held at Min-On Concert Association

From July 18 to September 5, 2010, the Min-On Concert Association in Tokyo, Japan, opened an exhibition showcasing various folk instruments from around the world. Consisting of approximately 100 instruments and panels describing the origins and characteristics of the instruments, the exhibition aimed to educate children and their parents about world ... read more