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Humanitarian Activities | Dec 20 2012

Soka Gakkai Japan Donates Books to Disaster-stricken Schools

Soka Gakkai Japan Donates Books to Disaster-stricken Schools

In December, Soka Gakkai Japan donated books and bookshelves to several schools throughout Japan. Each school received some 300 books on various subjects. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 17 2012

"Choose Life" Peace Symposiums Held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

"Choose Life" Peace Symposiums Held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a series of peace symposiums celebrating the 40th anniversary of the dialogue between SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and British historian Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, which was subsequently published as Choose Life. ... read more

Culture | Dec 16 2012

SGM Hosts International Calligraphy Exhibition and Convention

SGM Hosts International Calligraphy Exhibition and Convention

From December 8-16, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) hosted the 10th International Calligraphy Exhibition and Convention, showcasing some 360 calligraphic works by artists from 21 countries at its Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

SGI Buddhist Study Exams Held in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia

SGI Buddhist Study Exams Held in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia

In November and December, SGI members in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia took Buddhist study exams in their respective areas as a way to deepen their understanding of Nichiren Buddhism and its core philosophy. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

New SGI Center Opens in Mexico

New SGI Center Opens in Mexico

On December 16, SGI-Mexico celebrated the grand opening of its new center in Veracruz City. Some 400 people attended the event, which included folk dance and choral performances, as well as the unveiling and reading of a plaque engraved with a poem by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda titled "To My Noble Friends, the Bodhisattvas of the Earth of Veracruz." ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

Prayer Meeting Held for Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

Prayer Meeting Held for Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

On December 16, two days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some 60 SGI-USA members from the Connecticut region assembled at the SGI Connecticut Activity Center in Orange to pray for the 20 children and 6 teachers who lost their lives in the shooting. ... read more

Human Rights | Dec 12 2012

Human Rights Education Film Screened at UN Office in New York

Human Rights Education Film Screened at UN Office in New York

On December 12, as part of Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) celebrations, "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education," was screened at the UN Headquarters in New York. ... read more

Education | Dec 8 2012

Singapore Soka Association Hosts Talk on Social Media

Singapore Soka Association Hosts Talk on Social Media

As part of their annual Student Peace Lecture series, the student group of Singapore Soka Association (SSA) organized a talk on the risks and benefits of social media which was held at Singapore Management University on December 8. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 8 2012

Dialogue and Education Highlighted at BSGI Peace Seminar

Dialogue and Education Highlighted at BSGI Peace Seminar

On December 8, Brazil SGI (BSGI) student members held a peace seminar themed "Peace Begins in the Mind of the Individual" based on principles laid out in SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2012 peace proposal, "Human Security and Sustainability: Sharing Reverence for the Dignity of Life." ... read more

Sustainable Development | Dec 8 2012

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Special Assembly on Climate Change

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Special Assembly on Climate Change

On December 8, the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center in Santa Monica, California, cosponsored the First Annual Special Assembly of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2012

SGI Native American Members Meet in Florida for First Intertribal Gathering

SGI Native American Members Meet in Florida for First Intertribal Gathering

On November 30, some 25 SGI-USA Native American men and women from across the country came together for their first intertribal meeting. The sessions for Native American members took place within the larger Changing Karma Into Mission #2 Buddhist study conference held at the same venue that weekend. ... read more

Culture | Nov 28 2012

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Donates "Tavola Doria" to Italy

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Donates "Tavola Doria" to Italy

In a joint statement released on November 27 in Rome, Italy, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities announced that they have formally concluded an agreement of long-term cooperation, as well as TFAM's donation to the Italian Republic of a major 16th-century painting known as the "Tavola Doria." ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 27 2012

IOP Greets 50th Anniversary with Lecture Series on Women

IOP Greets 50th Anniversary with Lecture Series on Women

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) commemorated the 50th anniversary of its founding with a series of four lectures exploring the general topic of women in modern society. ... read more

Interfaith | Nov 26 2012

SGM Participates in Interfaith Dialogue Based on Science and Religion

SGM Participates in Interfaith Dialogue Based on Science and Religion

On November 26, the Quranic Youth Club of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) organized an interfaith dialogue based on the theme "The Concept of Science and Religion" at the IIUM campus in Gombak, Selangor, in collaboration with Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), the Hidayah Centre and the Selangor Islamic Religious Council. ... read more

Culture | Nov 26 2012

Min-On Showcases Indian Classical Dance Series

Min-On Showcases Indian Classical Dance Series

Celebrating 60 years of diplomatic ties between India and Japan, the Min-On Concert Association hosted a concert series featuring some of India's most prominent classical dancers and musicians who performed at 12 different venues throughout Japan between November 26 and December 14. ... read more