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Culture | Feb 14 2013

SGI-Gulf Hosts Poetry Symposium in Dubai

SGI-Gulf Hosts Poetry Symposium in Dubai

On February 14, SGI-Gulf hosted its second annual poetry symposium, "The Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity," at the Dubai Knowledge Village in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 6 2013

SGI-USA Hosts Lecture by Scholar of African-American History in New York

SGI-USA Hosts Lecture by Scholar of African-American History in New York

On February 6, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, internationally renowned historian and scholar on the African-American experience, gave a lecture at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center as part of its Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series. ... read more

Culture | Feb 6 2013

SGI-Spain Participates in Poetry Reading in Madrid

SGI-Spain Participates in Poetry Reading in Madrid

On February 6, the historic Corral de Comedias de Alcalá theater in Madrid, Spain, hosted a poetry reading as part of its annual poetry series. Soka Gakkai de España (SGI-Spain) supported the event together with the University of Alcalá and Amargord Publishing House. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 6 2013

Peace Education Videoconference Linking Spain and Japan

Peace Education Videoconference Linking Spain and Japan

On January 30, in an effort to directly expose youth to the tragedies of nuclear weapons use, SGI-Spain helped organize a live videoconference between some 150 high school students and local citizens in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain, and atomic bomb survivors in Nagasaki, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 4 2013

Toda Institute Holds Conflict Resolution Workshops in Thailand and U.S.

Toda Institute Holds Conflict Resolution Workshops in Thailand and U.S.

The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held workshops on nonviolent conflict resolution in Thailand from January 19-20 and in the U.S. on February 4. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 30 2013

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

Some 250 members from the Spanish-speaking countries of Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela gathered in Panama for a Latin America Buddhist study training course from January 28 to 30. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 28 2013

Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue between China and Japan

On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence." Ikeda stresses the centrality of the dignity of life and calls for action toward abolition of nuclear weapons, the need to address poverty as a human rights issue and ways of improving relations between China and Japan. ... read more

Education | Jan 27 2013

Education Counseling Training Course and Youth Friendship Exchange held in Taiwan

Education Counseling Training Course and Youth Friendship Exchange held in Taiwan

On Jan 23 and 24, a National Education Counseling Training Course was held at the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) Hua-Shan Culture Center in Yunlin County. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 27 2013

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

On January 27, the exhibition "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" co-organized by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) together with Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) opened at TSA’s Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 22 2013

SGI-USA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Promotes Nonviolence

SGI-USA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Promotes Nonviolence

From January 19-21, people across America gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent activism for racial equality that spearheaded the US Civil Rights movement. This year, MLK Day was observed on January 21. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 20 2013

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

On January 20, SGI members in Southern Mindanao held a culture festival and leaders meeting to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the opening of the SGI-Philippines Davao Culture Center and to initiate momentum towards 2014, which will mark 50 years since the start of the SGI Buddhist movement in the Philippines. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 17 2013

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

On January 17, Soka Gakkai members conducted memorial prayer services at four venues in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures on the 18th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 17, 1995). ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea held a national leaders meeting at its center in Seoul on January 13. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

Some 200 SGI leaders from 30 European countries gathered for an SGI European Summit from January 10 to 13 at the SGI European Training Center at Trets, France. ... read more

Culture | Jan 12 2013

SGI-Macau Sponsors Guangxi-Macau Art Exchange

SGI-Macau Sponsors Guangxi-Macau Art Exchange

On January 12, SGI-Macau, together with the Chinese Educators Association of Macau and Guangxi Arts Institute of Nanning, China, cosponsored a student art exchange. ... read more