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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

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 25 2010

Singapore Soka Association Holds First Community Mental Health Symposium

Singapore Soka Association Holds First Community Mental Health Symposium

On September 25, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) held its inaugural Community Mental Health Symposium at the SSA Headquarters. The event was co-organized with Silver Ribbon Singapore and the World Federation for Mental Health. Approximately 400 attended the event. The symposium presented a series of talks and workshops addressing issues such as ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 25 2010

Argentina's Association of Citizens' Movements Honors SGI-Argentina

Argentina's Association of Citizens' Movements Honors SGI-Argentina

Argentina's Association of Citizens' Movements, consisting of members of the National Congress, presented an award to SGI-Argentina for their activities promoting peace, culture and education, on September 14, 2010, at the National Legislative Building in Buenos Aires.  Gustavo Gabriel Canteros, representing the Association of Citizens' Movements, presented SGI-Argentina General Director Yo ... read more

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