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Peace and Disarmament | Dec 9 2014 New

Faith Communities Unite Against Nuclear Weapons at ICAN Civil Society Forum; Issue Joint Statement

Faith Communities Unite Against Nuclear Weapons at ICAN Civil Society Forum; Issue Joint Statement

Prior to the holding of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons from December 8-9 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) held a Civil Society Forum (CSF) from December 6-7 at the Aula der Wissenchaften. The CSF was attended by more than 600 people from 70 countries representing 100 organizations. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 30 2014 New

Bharat Soka Gakkai Kicks Off Toward 2015

Bharat Soka Gakkai Kicks Off Toward 2015

On November 30, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) held its second general meeting of the year at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in Haryana, near New Delhi. The meeting, which was held to celebrate the growth of BSG in 2014 and kick off towards the coming year, brought together nearly 2,600 representatives of all ages, including some 400 leaders from cities and states across the country. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 23 2014 New

SGI-Germany Explores the Buddhist View of Life and Death

SGI-Germany Explores the Buddhist View of Life and Death

On November 23, 2014, the annual day for commemoration of the dead in the Protestant tradition in Germany, a special memorial ceremony for the deceased was hosted by SGI-Germany (SGI-D) members in Berlin. ... read more

Education | Nov 18 2014 New

SGI Contributes to Forum on Global Citizenship

SGI Contributes to Forum on Global Citizenship

On November 18, in co-operation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN and SGI, Inter Press Service (IPS) organized a Forum on Global Citizenship at the Sri Lankan Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 15 2014 New

Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

On November 15, some 1,000 members from across New Zealand as well as members from Tahiti gathered at the AMI Auckland Netball Centre for an SGI-New Zealand (SGINZ) New Era Celebration meeting titled "Celebrating a Life of Infinite Possibilities." ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 14 2014

SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 14, SGI-Spain held a lecture titled "Theory and Practice: The daily struggle against gender-based violence." The lecture, which commemorated the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), was held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 12 2014

SGI Promotes Education for Sustainable Development at UNESCO World Conference

SGI Promotes Education for Sustainable Development at UNESCO World Conference

From November 10-12, the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was convened in Nagoya, Japan. ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 5 2014

SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

From November 3-5, the Geneva NGO Forum--Beijing+20 ECE Regional Review was held at the UN Office at Geneva on the theme "Act, Advance, Achieve, Women's Rights." ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 2 2014

SGI-South Africa Holds National Meeting

SGI-South Africa Holds National Meeting

From October 31 to November 2, SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) held a national course in the town of Paarl in the province of Western Cape. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 1 2014

SGI-Korea Joins Walk Against Bullying in Schools

SGI-Korea Joins Walk Against Bullying in Schools

On November 1, members of SGI-Korea (KSGI) were part of a group of parents, teenagers and young people who participated in an annual walk in Seoul to raise awareness of bullying and violence in schools. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 26 2014

"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

Human Rights | Oct 22 2014

SGI-Bolivia Gives Seminar on Buddhist View of Human Rights

SGI-Bolivia Gives Seminar on Buddhist View of Human Rights

On October 22, SGI-Bolivia representatives were invited to give a seminar on Buddhist principles and how they inform the idea of human rights at a Professional Ethics course at Domingo Savio Private University in La Paz. ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 19 2014

Sources of Enrichment: Interfaith Conference on The Economics of Happiness Held in France

Sources of Enrichment: Interfaith Conference on The Economics of Happiness Held in France

On October 19, the Soka movement in France held an interfaith conference titled "The Economics of Happiness" at the Soka Atlantic Buddhist Center in Nantes. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 19 2014

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

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