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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

Buddhism | Jan 30 2010

SGI-Ireland Hosts First Annual Chapter Meeting

SGI-Ireland Hosts First Annual Chapter Meeting

On January 30, 2010, some 55 SGI-Ireland members from throughout the country gathered at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, for their first annual chapter meeting. SGI-Ireland Vice Young Men's Leader Gavin Pullen and Robbie Fry, men's leader of South and South East Chapter, Ireland, reported on a recent ... read more

Education | Jan 30 2010

Education Conference Held at Taiwan Soka Association's Center

Education Conference Held at Taiwan Soka Association's Center

On January 31, 2010, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) brought together professional educators from Taiwan and China for an educational conference on character building in education. The event, cosponsored by the National Planners' Association and the Peace Angels from Mainland China, was held at TSA's Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jan 30 2010

"Seeds of Change" Displayed in Stoke Newington, UK

"Seeds of Change" Displayed in Stoke Newington, UK

On January 30, 2010, the SGI and Earth Charter Initiative joint exhibition "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" was displayed at Stoke Newington Town Hall in England. Over 200 residents, including Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University Professor Malcolm Gillies, attended. Visitors wrote pledges on seeds and leaves ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 28 2010

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Exhibition Shown in Canada

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Exhibition Shown in Canada

From January 26-28, 2010, SGI-Canada organized the exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," at Windsor Public Library in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. On January 26, an opening event was held commemorating the 35th anniversary of the founding of the SGI as well ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 27 2010

SGI-UK and University of London Cohost Peace Symposium

SGI-UK and University of London Cohost Peace Symposium

On January 27, 2010, SGI-UK cohosted a peace symposium with the Development Education Research Centre of the Institute of Education, University of London, at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Center. The symposium focused on humanitarian competition and global perspectives, based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2009 Peace Proposal titled ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 26 2010

SGI President Calls for Accelerated Action toward Nuclear Abolition

Tokyo, Japan: In a proposal released on Jan. 26, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation," Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda calls for accelerated moves toward the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. He also urges concrete steps toward generating meaningful employment opportunities in the current ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 26 2010

SGI President's 2010 Peace Proposal Released

SGI President's 2010 Peace Proposal Released

On January 26, 2010, a peace proposal titled "Toward a New Era of Value Creation" was released, in which SGI President Ikeda calls for accelerated moves toward the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. He also urges concrete steps toward generating meaningful employment opportunities in the current economic downturn ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 26 2010

Soka Gakkai International Celebrates SGI Day

Soka Gakkai International Celebrates SGI Day

On January 26, 2010, a prayer meeting commemorating the 35th anniversary of SGI's founding was held at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku ward, Tokyo, Japan. Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada attended the event. In his remarks, Mr. Harada spoke about the significance of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2010 ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 25 2010

SGI-USA Holds SGI Leaders Study Conference

SGI-USA Holds SGI Leaders Study Conference

From January 22-25, SGI-USA hosted a SGI Leaders Study Conference at the Florida Nature and Culture Center in Weston, Florida. Some 190 representatives from North, Central and South America converged at the conference center, together with Soka Gakkai Study Department Leader Masakki Morninaka. During the four-day conference, Mr. Morinaka lectured ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 24 2010

SGI-Haiti Holds First District Meeting in Wake of Earthquake

SGI-Haiti Holds First District Meeting in Wake of Earthquake

On January 24, 2010, the first district discussion meeting was held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since the deadly earthquake that hit on January 12. The meeting included prayers for the repose of the victims of the earthquake and for the speedy recovery of the injured. In a message to the SGI ... read more

Education | Jan 24 2010

SGI-Korea Educators Meet throughout South Korea

SGI-Korea Educators Meet throughout South Korea

On January 24, 2010, the SGI-Korea Educator's Group held meetings for its members at five venues throughout South Korea. Participants exchanged reports on practical applications of humanistic education within their classrooms. One meeting took place at the SGI-Korea headquarters building in Seoul at which some 600 gathered from surrounding cities, ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 23 2010

Youth Hold General Meeting in Nepal

Youth Hold General Meeting in Nepal

On January 16, 2010, SGI-Nepal youth held a general meeting at the SGI-Nepal Peace Center in Kathmandu. From January 20-23, SGI-Nepal young member's group advisor Navin Manandhar and SGI-Nepal Young Men's Group Vice Leader Rajendra Maharjan spent the week in Pokara, Nepal, approximately 150 km from Kathmandu, meeting with ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 22 2010

Culture of Peace Exhibition Opens in Hiroshima

Culture of Peace Exhibition Opens in Hiroshima

On January 22, 2010, the exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" opened at the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Center in Hiroshima, Japan. To date, the exhibition has been shown in 21 countries and territories and in over 50 cities. On ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jan 22 2010

SGI Organizations Support Haiti Relief Efforts

SGI Organizations Support Haiti Relief Efforts

On January 15, 2010, Soka Gakkai Vice President Kenji Yoshigo visited Jean Claude Bordes, Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Tokyo, Japan, to pledge a contribution of 3 million yen (US$32,900) toward government-organized relief activities for the earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday January 12, ... read more