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Interfaith | Sep 30 2012

Panel at Turin Spirituality Event on "Wisdom of the Smile"

Panel at Turin Spirituality Event on "Wisdom of the Smile"

On September 29, SGI representatives addressed an audience of over 250 at the Teatro La Cavallerizza Reale, as part of the International Annual Conference on Spirituality in Turin, Italy. ... read more

Education | Sep 30 2012

SGI-Canada Participates in Nationwide Book Festival

SGI-Canada Participates in Nationwide Book Festival

On September 23 and 28, SGI-Canada (SGIC) members in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax participated in a nationwide book and magazine festival titled The Word On The Street. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 30 2012

17,000 SGI Members take Buddhist Study Exams in Brazil

17,000 SGI Members take Buddhist Study Exams in Brazil

On September 30, Brazil-SGI (BSGI) held Buddhist study examinations of various levels in 358 venues across the country. Some 17,000 people of all ages took the exams to deepen their understanding of Buddhist philosophy. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 29 2012

Spreading Hope Through Art and Music in Tohoku

Spreading Hope Through Art and Music in Tohoku

As part of an ongoing initiative to uplift the spirits of people affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, SGI-affiliated cultural institutions--the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) and the Min-On Concert Association--have organized a series of events to spread hope through art and music. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 28 2012

SGI Chorus Groups in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Contribute to Local Communities

SGI Chorus Groups in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Contribute to Local Communities

In August and September, chorus groups from Singapore Soka Association (SSA), SGI-Hong Kong (SGI-HK) and Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) performed in their respective communities. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 28 2012

Antinuclear Exhibition "Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown in Spain, Peru and Argentina

Antinuclear Exhibition "Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown in Spain, Peru and Argentina

On September 8, SGI-Spain opened the SGI’s antinuclear exhibition, "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid City, attended by some 100 people including local SGI members and representatives of the Madrid Community Interfaith Dialogue Association. ... read more

Education | Sep 21 2012

Lou Marinoff Explores Themes From "The Inner Philosopher" at Ikeda Center Event

Lou Marinoff Explores Themes From "The Inner Philosopher" at Ikeda Center Event

On September 21, the Ikeda Center of Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, celebrated the publication of a new dialogue, The Inner Philosopher: Conversations on Philosophy's Transformative Power, between Lou Marinoff, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the City College of New York, and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 21 2012

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes UN Peace Day Gathering

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes UN Peace Day Gathering

On September 21, Wellington City Council and SGI-New Zealand (SGINZ) co-organized an event to mark the UN International Day of Peace at the Peace Flame in the city's Botanical Gardens. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 21 2012

Antinuclear Exhibition Held in Germany

Antinuclear Exhibition Held in Germany

The exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace" was shown at the Erlangen City Hall in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, from September 11 to 21. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 16 2012

"Seeds of Hope" Shown in Canada and Paraguay

"Seeds of Hope" Shown in Canada and Paraguay

In the month of September, the SGI and Earth Charter International’s joint exhibition “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps towards change" was shown in Canada and Paraguay. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 15 2012

SGI-Canada Holds Open House Event in Toronto

SGI-Canada Holds Open House Event in Toronto

On September 15, SGI-Canada held an open house event at its SGI Toronto Culture Centre, welcoming over 300 members of the local community to learn more about SGI’s Buddhist philosophy and its grassroots activities promoting a culture of peace. ... read more

Culture | Sep 15 2012

SGI-Korea Sponsors 78th PEN International Congress

SGI-Korea Sponsors 78th PEN International Congress

From September 9-15, the PEN International Korean Center hosted the 78th PEN International Congress at the Hyundai Hotel in Gyeongju, Korea, under the theme “Literature, Media and Human Rights,” focusing on the impact of media on literature and its role in defending the right to freedom of expression, including digital freedom. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 15 2012

SGI-UK Hosts Hibakusha at Hiroshima Peace Day Events

SGI-UK Hosts Hibakusha at Hiroshima Peace Day Events

From September 8-15, 2012, SGI-UK hosted three official Hiroshima Peace Day events in Birmingham, London and at SGI-UK’s Taplow Court center near Maidenhead, to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan and the 55th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda's call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 14 2012

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded for Community Contribution

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded for Community Contribution

On Sep 4, Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan presented Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) with its 17th Excellent Community Organization Award. TSA Vice General Director Chang Sheng-li accepted the award at the Civil Service Development Institute in Taipei. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 11 2012

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo

Some 250 SGI youth representatives from 55 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the SGI Youth Training Course from September 7-10. "You are all outstanding leaders who share solemn and profound karmic ties," said SGI President Ikeda in one of the many messages of encouragement he sent to the participants. ... read more