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Buddhism | Feb 14 2010

SGI-UK Members Gather for Buddhist Study Seminars

SGI-UK Members Gather for Buddhist Study Seminars

On February 13, 2010, SGI-UK members gathered at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Center to take part in a Buddhist study seminar. Participants deepened their understanding of the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren and the insights of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, in particular how to apply the philosophy in daily ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 14 2010

Buddhist Study Seminars Held in India

Buddhist Study Seminars Held in India

From February 13-14, 2010, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) held study seminars on Nichiren Buddhism at two locations in India. SGI Study Department Chief Katsuji Saito attended as a guest lecturer. On February 13, two sessions were held at the National Cooperative Union of India in New Delhi. Some 600 ... read more

Education | Feb 11 2010

Soka Gakkai Education Counseling Centers Hold Conference

On February 11, 2010, the Soka Gakkai Educational Counseling Center (SGECC) of the Soka Gakkai Education Department held a conference at the Shinanomachi Culture Center in Tokyo, Japan. At the conference, Yoshinori Ito, Shinsaku Ohira and Shige Yamaguchi were newly appointed as directors of respective SGECC centers in Matsudo, Chiba and ... read more

Interfaith | Feb 11 2010

Singapore Soka Association Engages in Interfaith Dialogues

Singapore Soka Association Engages in Interfaith Dialogues

On February 6, 2010, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) youth members attended an interfaith forum titled "Religious Boundaries and Common Space," organized by the Tampines West Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC), held at the Tampines West Community Club. Attendees included Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Feb 10 2010

SGI-Thailand Makes Donation in Support of Haitian Relief Efforts

SGI-Thailand Makes Donation in Support of Haitian Relief Efforts

On February 10, 2010, SGI-Thailand (SGT) made a donation in the amount of THB 1,274,691 (approximately US$38,342) to assist relief efforts in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake almost one month earlier in January. Several SGT representatives, including Executive Chair Somsak Likijariyanon, notified Culture Minister Teera Slukpetch at ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 8 2010

Soka Gakkai Youth in Japan, Host Lecture on Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Soka Gakkai Youth in Japan, Host Lecture on Nuclear Weapons Abolition

On February 8, 2010, Soka Gakkai youth members in Nagasaki, Japan, hosted a lecture on peace to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai International (January 26, 1975). David Krieger, president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and the keynote speaker, delivered a lecture titled "A Message ... read more

Culture | Feb 7 2010

Culture Festival Held in Korea

Culture Festival Held in Korea

On February 7, 2010, SGI-Korea young women's Culture Department held a festival at the SGI-Korea headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Including families and friends, some 400 attended the event. A number of performing groups make up the Culture Department, the SGI-Korea Arirang Fife-and-Drum Corps and Puroonvit Chorus, which won ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 7 2010

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds General Meeting

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds General Meeting

On February 7, 2010, SGI-Dominican Republic members held a general meeting at the SGI-Dominican Republic Culture Center in Santo Domingo to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to their country on February 8, 1987. The SGI movement in the Dominican Republic was launched by Japanese ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 7 2010

SGI-Sweden Holds General Meetings

SGI-Sweden Holds General Meetings

On January 31, 2010, SGI-Sweden held a general meeting in Stockholm at its SGI-Sweden Culture Center. Members gathered from throughout the country, with some travelling from as far away as Gotland Island, Sweden. During the event, SGI-Sweden Women's Leader Marion Lindblom and Youth Leader Anna-Carin Joelsson spoke about the ... read more

Sustainable Development | Feb 7 2010

Taiwan Soka Association Members Clean Up Public Park

Taiwan Soka Association Members Clean Up Public Park

On February 7, 2010, more than 100 Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) members turned out for one of TSA's regular clean-ups at Hsiushui Park in Changhua County, Taiwan. In 2004, TSA adopted the public park located next to TSA's Changhua Culture Center and assumed responsibility for maintaining it and keeping ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 7 2010

SGI-Philippines Hosts "Transforming the Human Spirit" Exhibition

From January 23 to February 7, 2010, the exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" was on display at the SGI-Philippines Culture Center in Manila. The show was co-hosted by SGI-Philippines and the Order of the Knights of Rizal, a Philippine civic ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 5 2010

Transforming the Human Spirit Exhibition Shown in Malaysia

Transforming the Human Spirit Exhibition Shown in Malaysia

From January 25 to February 5, 2010, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) co-organized the exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" with Museum of Asian Art and the Department of Chinese Studies, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. More than 600 viewed ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 1 2010

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Lecture on Nuclear Abolition

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Lecture on Nuclear Abolition

On February 1, 2010, Soka Gakkai youth members held one of a series of peace lectures at the Josei Toda International Center in Tokyo, Japan, titled, "Toward Nuclear Abolition: Now Is the Time for Us to Stand Up for Peace." In her remarks, guest lecturer and Peace Depot Secretary-General ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 31 2010

SGI-Switzerland Holds General Meeting in Lucerne

SGI-Switzerland Holds General Meeting in Lucerne

On January 31, 2010, approximately 200 SGI-Switzerland members gathered for a general meeting in the city of Lucerne. SGI-Switzerland Young Women's Leader Tae Takahashi reported on recent activities carried out by the young women. General Director Massimo Marazii and Women's Leader Mitsue Takahashi encouraged everyone to make 2010—the 80th ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 31 2010

SGI-South Africa Receives Gandhi Remembrance Organization Award

On January 31, 2010, the Gandhi Remembrance Organization commended SGI South-Africa for its contributions to the community. The Gandhi Remembrance Award was presented at a ceremony held at Tolstoy Farm, in southern Johannesburg, where Gandhi lived in the early 1900s. Gandhi named the farm after Leo Tolstoy in recognition of their ... read more