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Culture | May 2 2014

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts International Conference on Social Impact of Museums

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts International Conference on Social Impact of Museums

On May 2, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) hosted one day of a multi-venue conference on "The Social Impact of Museums" at its Zhi Shan Culture Center. An exhibition created by TSA titled "Museums in Action" that explores the mission and role of museums in the service of society and as agents of social change was on display. ... read more

Culture | Apr 30 2014

SGI-UK Organize Second International Jazz Day Concert, "Ode to the Human Spirit"

SGI-UK Organize Second International Jazz Day Concert, "Ode to the Human Spirit"

"Ode to The Human Spirit," a sold-out evening of jazz organized by SGI-UK at London's Kings Place on April 30 to mark UNESCO International Jazz Day 2014, brought together a great array of jazz talent, including U.S. multireedist, composer and SGI-USA member Bennie Maupin, best known for his work on "Bitches Brew" with Miles Davis and "Head Hunters" with Herbie Hancock. ... read more

Interfaith | Apr 30 2014

Faith Groups Unite on Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Issue Joint Statement

Faith Groups Unite on Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Issue Joint Statement

On April 24, SGI sponsored a one-day interfaith symposium titled "Making a Difference--Faith Communities and the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons" at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington DC. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 27 2014

SGI-Chile Members Respond to Disasters

SGI-Chile Members Respond to Disasters

On April 1, a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit the northern coast of Chile causing landslides, power outages, interruptions in water supplies and triggering a tsunami. ... read more

Press Releases | Apr 25 2014

US Faith Groups Unite to Call for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Stressing Devastating Humanitarian Impact

Washington DC: On April 24, 2014, Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI) sponsored "Making a Difference--Faith Communities and the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons," a one-day interfaith symposium held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 22 2014

SGI Latin America Study Training Course Held in Brazil and Argentina

SGI Latin America Study Training Course Held in Brazil and Argentina

A Latin America study training course was held in Brazil from April 18-20 and in Argentina from April 21-22. The course brought together a total of some 4,000 SGI members from across Latin America including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Colombia. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 22 2014

Soka Gakkai Publishes 16th in Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series

Soka Gakkai Publishes 16th in Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series

In collaboration with the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP), the Soka Gakkai recently published the 16th part in its Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series, the Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscript from the Asiatic Society, Kolkata (No.4079), Romanized Text. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 21 2014

2014 SGI Spring Training Course Held

2014 SGI Spring Training Course Held

Some 270 SGI members from 60 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the 2014 SGI Spring Training Course. The week-long course, starting on April 17 with an opening ceremony held at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Sendagaya, Tokyo, ran until April 21. ... read more

Interfaith | Apr 12 2014

SGI-Spain Hosts Interfaith Symposium, Lecture on Media and Religion

SGI-Spain Hosts Interfaith Symposium, Lecture on Media and Religion

On March 29, SGI-Spain hosted an interfaith symposium organized by the Madrid Community Interfaith Dialogue Association (ADIM). The symposium, held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, near Madrid, was attended by some 100 people including representatives from the Bahá'í faith, Brahma Kumaris, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism and SGI-Spain. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 30 2014

Brazil SGI Men's Division Members Attend Exchange Meetings in Remote Areas

Brazil SGI Men's Division Members Attend Exchange Meetings in Remote Areas

From March 28-30, a group of volunteers from Brazil SGI (BSGI) Men's Division from São Paulo travelled to 137 venues across the country to attend exchange meetings with fellow BSGI members. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 29 2014

SSA Strengthens Interfaith Ties

SSA Strengthens Interfaith Ties

In March, in line with their commitment to deepen mutual understanding and tolerance in a racially and religiously diverse society, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) participated in two interfaith events and co-organized a seminar on parenting with other faith-based organizations in March. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 29 2014

SGI-Nepal Joins Bagmati River Cleaning Program and Opens "Lotusbari" Garden

SGI-Nepal Joins Bagmati River Cleaning Program and Opens "Lotusbari" Garden

As part of the Bagmati Cleaning Program to improve the environment of the Bagmati River that runs through the city of Kathmandu, SGI-Nepal members have initiated the "Lotusbari" project to create a small garden on the banks of the river. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 29 2014

Soka Gakkai Japan Releases Survey on March 11 Disaster

Soka Gakkai Japan Releases Survey on March 11 Disaster

On March 29, the student division of Soka Gakkai Japan hosted a reconstruction symposium at the Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, as part of their nationwide SOKA Global Action initiative. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 25 2014

SOKA Global Action Youth Delegates From Japan Visit U.S.

SOKA Global Action Youth Delegates From Japan Visit U.S.

From March 18-25, as part of the Soka Gakkai youth-led peace campaign "SOKA Global Action" launched in January, a delegation of eight Soka Gakkai youth leaders from Japan visited the U.S. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 23 2014

New SGI Center Opens in Singapore

New SGI Center Opens in Singapore

On March 23, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) opened its new Singapore Soka Peace Center which includes a permanent display on the history of the SGI. The opening ceremony was attended by SGI General Director Yoshitaka Oba, SGI Asia Women's Leader Yumiko Kasanuki and SGI representatives from countries including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. ... read more