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Humanitarian Activities | Jul 20 2013

SGI-South Africa Celebrates Mandela Day

SGI-South Africa Celebrates Mandela Day

On July 20, members of SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) from Johannesburg commemorated Mandela Day 2013 with visits to the Itlhokomeleng Association for Aged and Disabled and the adjacent Sediba sa Thuto (Well of Learning) Childcare Centre in the Alexandra township. ... read more

Education | Jul 16 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Participates in Education Forum and Youth Events in China

Taiwan Soka Association Participates in Education Forum and Youth Events in China

From June 14-17, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) co-organized and participated in the Concern for the Growth of the Next Generation (CGNG) Cross-Straits Forum held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jul 13 2013

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Venezuela and Chile

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Venezuela and Chile

From May to July, SGI and the Earth Charter International's joint exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH) was shown at five educational institutions in Venezuela and Chile. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 12 2013

Anti-nuclear Exhibition "Everything You Treasure" Shown at Ecumenical Centre in Geneva

Anti-nuclear Exhibition "Everything You Treasure" Shown at Ecumenical Centre in Geneva

From June 26 to July 12, the anti-nuclear exhibition "Everything You Treasure: For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" was shown at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 7 2013

"One Kiss of the Eternal" Photography Exhibition Highlights Poverty and Dignity

"One Kiss of the Eternal" Photography Exhibition Highlights Poverty and Dignity

From June 29 to July 7, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) and the Photographic Society of Malaysia organized an exhibition of works by Singaporean photographer Teo Bee Yen, titled "One Kiss of the Eternal--Social Documentary Photography" at SGM's Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Education | Jul 7 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts Annual Summer Camps for Children in Remote Areas

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts Annual Summer Camps for Children in Remote Areas

From July 6-7, a team of 40 Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) student members from various universities volunteered as camp counselors and helped organize a summer camp for some 60 children mainly from the Atayal and Seediq indigenous communities at Hu Chu Elementary School in the mountainous region of Nantou County. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jul 5 2013

SGI-Sweden Organizes Seminar on Nuclear Weapons and the Environment at Almedalen Week

SGI-Sweden Organizes Seminar on Nuclear Weapons and the Environment at Almedalen Week

On July 5, SGI-Sweden held a seminar titled "Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Nuclear Weapons: A Different Seminar on Environmental Problems" at Almedalen Week 2013. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 2 2013

"Path to Dignity" Screened at Human Rights Education Conference in Russia

"Path to Dignity" Screened at Human Rights Education Conference in Russia

On July 2, SGI participated in an international conference titled "Human Rights Education in Russia: Status and Challenges" held at the Congress Complex in St. Petersburg. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 29 2013

SGI Meetings Held in Croatia and Russia

SGI Meetings Held in Croatia and Russia

On June 16, SGI-Croatia held its second General Meeting in Zagreb. SGI-Russia also held a meeting that commemorated July 3, mentor and disciple day, in Moscow on June 29. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 26 2013

SGI Joins Gathering of Faith-Based Groups on Development Effectiveness

SGI Joins Gathering of Faith-Based Groups on Development Effectiveness

From June 25-26, SGI participated in "The First Global Consultation of Faith Based Development Organizations on Participation in the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness." ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 16 2013

Hope in Action: SSA Students Hold Online Photo Documentary Challenge

Hope in Action: SSA Students Hold Online Photo Documentary Challenge

For its annual June project, Singapore Soka Association (SSA)'s student group members organized a 30-day photo documentary initiative titled "30 Days of Human Revolution (HR30)" calling for participants to create and document expressions of hope in action in their local communities. ... read more

Culture | Jun 15 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Brings Art to Schools and Cosponsors Capa Exhibition

Taiwan Soka Association Brings Art to Schools and Cosponsors Capa Exhibition

Beginning in March, volunteer guides from Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) art and culture centers have been travelling to schools in urban and remote rural areas throughout the island to introduce children to the world of Taiwanese art. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 9 2013

SGI Members in Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Argentina Deepen Faith Through Study

SGI Members in Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Argentina Deepen Faith Through Study

In May and June, SGI members in Taiwan, Spain and Singapore took Buddhist study exams as a way of deepening their understanding of Nichiren Buddhism. SGI-Argentina members also held Buddhist study seminars on the concept of karma. ... read more

Education | Jun 8 2013

SGI-Spain Hosts Conference on Education

SGI-Spain Hosts Conference on Education

On June 8, at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, SGI-Spain sponsored its first conference on education, commemorating the 142nd anniversary of the birth, on June 6, 1871, of educator and first Soka Gakkai president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 7 2013

SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition Shown in La Paz, Mexico

SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition Shown in La Paz, Mexico

From May 24-June 7, SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was on display at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) in La Paz, Mexico. ... read more