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Buddhism | Oct 26 2014 New

"Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

"Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

On October 25, an SGI-Chile Women's General Meeting was held in Santiago, Chile. The meeting brought together some 1,000 women of all ages from throughout the nation. Guests included Marion Kappeyne van de Coppello, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Chile. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 19 2014 New

Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

On October 19, the Hong Kong SGI (HKSGI) Student Division held their Annual General Meeting at the HKSGI Culture Center in Kowloon. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 18 2014 New

SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

On October 17, SGI-Nepal held its 20th Annual Meeting in Kathmandu. The meeting was attended by some 1,000 members as well as their friends and family members. ... read more

Culture | Oct 12 2014

SGI-Indonesia Holds Peace Culture Festival

SGI-Indonesia Holds Peace Culture Festival

On October 12, SGI-Indonesia held a peace culture festival themed "Creating a New Era of Hope in Indonesia," at the Istora Senayan indoor sporting arena in Jakarta. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 12 2014

SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

A German edition of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume I, has been released by Herder Publishing, a German publishing company renowned for publishing religious texts. The work is a translation of the first volume of the English edition of Nichiren's writings. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 6 2014

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

On September 25, "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition created by the SGI-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) opened for the first time in Argentina at University of Salvador (USAL) in Buenos Aires. Co-organized by USAL, the IOP and SGI-Argentina, the exhibition was brought to USAL at the request of Carlos Manuel Rúa, director of the School of Oriental Studies at the university. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2014

SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

On October 2, SGI-Philippines members from across the country gathered to celebrate the opening of the new SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center (MIPC) located near the Binondo area of the city. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 28 2014

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

During August and September, a total of some 166,000 SGI members in Brazil, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore took Buddhist study exams focused on the core principles of Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Human Rights | Sep 27 2014

Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

On September 27, the SGI-affiliated Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, held its eleventh annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. ... read more

Culture | Sep 27 2014

SGI Youth in Nicaragua Hold Culture Festival

SGI Youth in Nicaragua Hold Culture Festival

On September 27, SGI-Nicaragua held a youth culture festival at the Nicaraguan Academy of Dance in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 26 2014

SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, the first United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, SGI in Canada, Sweden and the U.S. participated in grassroots events in support of global nuclear disarmament. ... read more

Human Rights | Sep 26 2014

SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

Parallel to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which took place from September 8 to 26 at the UN Office at Geneva, SGI's representatives to the UN in Geneva, together with other NGOs, participated in and supported two public side events promoting human rights education: the launch of a new web resource on September 10 and a workshop for media professionals and journalists on September 16. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 20 2014

SGI in UK and Spain Hold Peace Events Marking Toda's Declaration

SGI in UK and Spain Hold Peace Events Marking Toda's Declaration

On September 6 and 20 respectively, SGI-UK and SGI-Spain marked the anniversary of second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda's September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. ... read more

Interfaith | Sep 20 2014

Singapore Soka Association Youth Join Interfaith Harmony Tour

Singapore Soka Association Youth Join Interfaith Harmony Tour

"We may be diverse in terms of our beliefs, but we are united in making our communities better places," commented Elvin Low, a Singapore Soka Association (SSA) youth member, on what he learned through participating in the Tampines West Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC) Harmony Tour 2014. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 17 2014

Russian Language Edition of "The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra" Published, SGI Website in Russian Launched

Russian Language Edition of "The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra" Published, SGI Website in Russian Launched

In September, Moscow State University published a Russian translation of the first volume of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, a six-volume work in which SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and members of the Soka Gakkai study department discuss the various chapters of the Lotus Sutra and their relevance for today's world. ... read more