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Sustainable Development | Apr 17 2010

Earth Day Celebrated in Kansas, USA

Earth Day Celebrated in Kansas, USA

On April 17, 2010, SGI-USA members in Kansas participated in the 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration for the City of Lawrence, Kansas. Hundreds of Earth Day supporters attended the event, which provided a venue for community members to learn about their impact on the natural environment and engage in dialogue ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 17 2010

Soka Gakkai Day Commemorated at Soka Gakkai Monthly Leaders' Meeting

Soka Gakkai Day Commemorated at Soka Gakkai Monthly Leaders' Meeting

On April 17, 2010, a total of 152 SGI members from 24 countries and territories attended the monthly leaders' meeting in Japan held at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji. The event commemorated May 3, Soka Gakkai Day, and also celebrated the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku ... read more

Human Rights | Apr 16 2010

SGI Representative to the UN Speaks at the Council of Europe

SGI Representative to the UN Speaks at the Council of Europe

On April 15, 2010, the SGI's representative to the UN in Geneva Kazunari Fujii gave a speech at a conference on Learning and Living Democracy For All, held at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg, France. The conference, which ended on April 16, brought together representatives of the States Parties ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 15 2010

Culture of Peace Exhibition Shown in Mexico

Culture of Peace Exhibition Shown in Mexico

On April 15, 2010, the SGI exhibition, "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) officially opened at the Sciences Museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. This marked the debut of the Spanish-language version of the THS exhibition in Mexico. Guests ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 7 2010

Soka Gakkai Publishes the Tenth in its Series of Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts

Soka Gakkai Publishes the Tenth in its Series of Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts

Recently, the Soka Gakkai published Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscript from Cambridge University Library (Add. 1684), Romanized Text. This constitutes the tenth in a series of facsimiles and romanized texts of Lotus Sutra (Skt Saddharma-pundarika-sutra) manuscripts published by the Soka Gakkai. The project is supervised by the Institute of Oriental ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 4 2010

SGI-Cambodia Appoints New General Director

SGI-Cambodia Appoints New General Director

On April 4, 2010, SGI-Cambodia held its 36th Headquarters Leaders Meeting at the SGI-Cambodia Culture Center in Phnom Penh. The meeting included the appointment of Pang Vandeth as the new SGI-Cambodia General Director as well as a Q&A session with SGI-Thailand Executive Chair Somsak Likitjariyanon and Kazuhiko Banno, advisors to ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 4 2010

SGI-Chile Holds Prayer Service for Earthquake Victims

SGI-Chile Holds Prayer Service for Earthquake Victims

On April 4, 2010, SGI-Chile held a prayer service at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago for the victims of the massive earthquake that occurred on February 27. Participants offered prayers for the quick recovery of those affected by the quake and for the peace and security of the ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 4 2010

Latin America Study Session Held in Brazil

Latin America Study Session Held in Brazil

From April 2-4, 2010, the fifth Latin America Study Session on Nichiren Buddhism was held at the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) Dr. Daisaku Ikeda Culture Center and BSGI Peace Auditorium in São Paulo, Brazil. Some 2,000 gathered from 12 countries throughout Central and South America, including, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 30 2010

SGI-Canada Hosts Exhibitions on Peace and Sustainability

SGI-Canada Hosts Exhibitions on Peace and Sustainability

From March 1-6, 2010, the SGI Buddhist Student Club at York University in Toronto, Canada, displayed the exhibition "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" on the York University campus, in conjunction with York University's Centre for Human Rights. On March 4, the club also ... read more

Culture | Mar 24 2010

Taiwan Soka Assoc. Donates Books to Taiwan Council of Cultural Affairs

Taiwan Soka Assoc. Donates Books to Taiwan Council of Cultural Affairs

On March 24, 2010, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) representatives received a certificate of appreciation from the Taiwan Council of Cultural Affairs for donating to the council 600 copies of the book, The Official Fine Arts Exhibition in Taiwan (1927-1943) during the Japanese Occupation. The Arts and Literature Center Committee of TSA ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 21 2010

Memorial Equinox Services Held at Soka Gakkai Centers and Memorial Parks

Memorial Equinox Services Held at Soka Gakkai Centers and Memorial Parks

On March 21, 2010, the day of the spring equinox, Soka Gakkai centers and memorial parks throughout Japan held prayer services for the repose of deceased family members and friends. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda led a solemn service at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji. On the same day, ... read more

Culture | Mar 21 2010

SGI-USA Youth Hold Culture Festival at Columbine High School, Colorado

SGI-USA Youth Hold Culture Festival at Columbine High School, Colorado

On March 21, 2010, more than 1,000 SGI-USA members and guests gathered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, for a culture festival titled "1 World: The Power of Youth." SGI-USA youth from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming converged at the school for an event featuring a variety of dances, a rock ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 21 2010

SGI members in Sierra Leone Organize Buddhist Seminars

SGI members in Sierra Leone Organize Buddhist Seminars

From March 20-21, 2010, SGI members in Kenema, Sierra Leone, held a seminar on Nichiren Buddhism, with some participants traveling by bus for six hours from as far away as the capital, Freetown. The meeting included a question and answer session that provided participants with opportunities to ask about ... read more

Culture | Mar 21 2010

SGI-Kenya Youth Organize Community Festival

SGI-Kenya Youth Organize Community Festival

On March 21, 2010, SGI-Kenya youth members in Nairobi organized a community friendship festival at a public venue in the city. The event included performances by SGI youth along with young people from local cultural and educational organizations. The festivities, which included dancing, singing and drumming, lasted over ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 21 2010

SGI-Luxembourg Participates in Interfaith Concert

SGI-Luxembourg Participates in Interfaith Concert

On March 14, 2010, the interfaith organization Action Groupe Inter-Religions (AGIR) sponsored an interfaith concert at the Protestant Church of Luxembourg in the center of Luxembourg City. SGI-Luxembourg members were among the performers. More than 200 representatives of various local faith-based communities attended. The concert showcased a variety of performances ... read more