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Buddhism | Oct 19 2011

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Published in French

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961, the first volume of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin has been translated into French and published by Verlag Herder GmbH in cooperation with Soka Gakkai Japan. ... read more

Culture | Oct 19 2011

"Jamaica Rocks!" Tour of Japan Showcases Rich Musical Culture

"Jamaica Rocks!" Tour of Japan Showcases Rich Musical Culture

The Min-On Concert Association invited a group of musicians and dancers from Jamaica to showcase the island's culture in "Jamaica Rocks!"--a show which toured 24 cities in Japan between September 9 and October 19. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 17 2011

New Centers Open in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands

SGI-Spain held the opening ceremony for its first official center on October 15 in the city of Rivas-Vaciamadrid. The opening coincided with celebrations on the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 16 2011

SGI Youth from West Africa Attend Training Course in Togo

SGI Youth from West Africa Attend Training Course in Togo

SGI's West Africa Youth Training Course was held in Lome, Togo, from October 15-16. Some 400 youth members from Togo, including youth from Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Burkina Faso attended. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 16 2011

Antinuclear Exhibition Shows at Urania, Berlin, Germany

Antinuclear Exhibition Shows at Urania, Berlin, Germany

The exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS), which highlights the devastating effects of nuclear weapons and calls for a move from arms-based security to human security, was shown at Berlin’s Urania conference venue from October 7 to 16. ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 15 2011

SGI Quarterly October Issue Explores Human Rights Education

SGI Quarterly October Issue Explores Human Rights Education

The October 2011 issue of the SGI Quarterly magazine, "Human Rights Education Today," has now been published. The October issue celebrates this milestone, featuring the insights and experiences of a number of remarkable scholars and activists from around the world who are working to bring a culture of human rights to life. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 9 2011

Fall Seminar Held in the Czech Republic

Fall Seminar Held in the Czech Republic

SGI members in the Czech Republic organized a Fall Seminar in Prague from October 8-9. At the meeting, one SGI member shared her story of practicing Buddhism and another read a poem she wrote about the mentor and disciple relationship. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 5 2011

SGI-Canada Youth Participate in Benefit Concert Organized By Free the Children

SGI-Canada Youth Participate in Benefit Concert Organized By Free the Children

On October 5, SGI-Canada youth members who are active in the REACH program in Montreal sang in a benefit concert organized by Free the Children at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal, formerly known as the Saidye-Bronfman Centre for the Arts. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 2 2011

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Flourishes in New Delhi

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Flourishes in New Delhi

Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai organized a tour of the "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH) exhibition, created by SGI and the Earth Charter International, throughout Delhi from July to October of this year. There were several showings in Delhi. ... read more

Education | Oct 2 2011

Supporting World Mental Health Day

Supporting World Mental Health Day

Some 300 Singapore Soka Association (SSA) members helped to establish a new record Silver Ribbon Human Chain on October 2 at a Mental Wellness Carnival marking World Mental Health Day, held near Paya Lebar MRT station. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2011

Celebrating SGI's World Peace Day

Celebrating SGI's World Peace Day

This year marks the 51st anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit overseas on October 2, 1960, in an effort to help share the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism with people around the world and thereby contribute to building lasting peace. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 2 2011

"Voices of Peace" in Malaysia

"Voices of Peace" in Malaysia

"Voices of Peace: The Creative Way of Life" was the theme of a series of events organized by Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) during September, their first Month of Peace, which will be held annually in September. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2011

Buddhist Study Exams in Japan, Brazil, Taiwan

Buddhist Study Exams in Japan, Brazil, Taiwan

Every year, SGI holds Buddhist study exams for members in various countries. This year, exams were held in Brazil, Japan and Taiwan in the month of October. On October 2, the advanced level youth Buddhist study exam was administered in over 400 venues throughout Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 1 2011

SGI Members in Hawaii Hold World Peace Festival Held on Coconut Island

SGI Members in Hawaii Hold World Peace Festival Held on Coconut Island

On October 1, SGI members in Hilo, Hawaii hosted their second World Peace Festival on a small island in Hilo Bay called Coconut Island, along with more than 1,000 participants. The festival included an array of cultural performances and cuisines. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 1 2011

SGI-Panama Holds Youth Forum

SGI-Panama Holds Youth Forum

On October 1, SGI-Panama youth members hosted a forum titled "A Valiant Spirit for a Life with Hope" at the SGI-Panama Culture Center where they discussed current social issues in Panama and how to create a peaceful and just society. ... read more