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Humanitarian Activities | Aug 5 2014

SGI-Philippines Joins Workshop on Role of Faith-Based Communities in Crisis Response

SGI-Philippines Joins Workshop on Role of Faith-Based Communities in Crisis Response

From August 4-5, SGI-Philippines participated in a workshop titled "Mobilizing Faith-Based Communities for Crisis Response." The workshop was co-organized by the Office of the United Nations and International Organizations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the DFA auditorium in the City of Pasay, Metro Manila. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 5 2014

SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

On July 27, at its Taoyuan Culture Center, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) held a prayer service for victims of the July 23 TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in Taiwan's Penghu Islands. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 15 2014

SGI Promotes Role of FBOs in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

SGI Promotes Role of FBOs in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

On June 25, SGI and ACT Alliance co-organized a side event titled "The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Disaster Resilience" at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) held from June 22-26 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | May 18 2014

SGI-Philippines Participates in International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

SGI-Philippines Participates in International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

On May 18, some 30 SGI-Philippines members participated in the 2014 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial organized by the Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro AIDS Network (MOCAN). ... 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

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

Humanitarian Activities | Jan 5 2014

SGI-Hong Kong Members Take Part in Fund-raising Walk

SGI-Hong Kong Members Take Part in Fund-raising Walk

On January 5, some 200 SGI-Hong Kong (SGI-HK) members participated in the "Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions." The walk is an annual fund-raising event organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong, an NGO that provides financial support to a wide range of welfare services and initiatives working with vulnerable groups in Hong Kong. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 26 2013

SGI-Philippines' Relief Efforts for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

SGI-Philippines' Relief Efforts for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

On November 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), the most powerful typhoon to ever hit land, wreaked havoc across central Philippines, killing more than 5,000 people and leaving nearly one million people displaced. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 17 2013

First Tohoku Restoration Youth Speech Conference Held

First Tohoku Restoration Youth Speech Conference Held

On November 17, Soka Gakkai youth in Tohoku organized the first Tohoku Restoration Youth Speech Conference in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, an area devastated by the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake. Speakers included Kunio Sunou, president of the Ishinomaki Fish Market and three Soka Gakkai youth members. All shared their experiences of overcoming difficulties in the aftermath of the earthquake with hope and courage. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Sep 10 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded as Outstanding Religious Organization

Taiwan Soka Association Awarded as Outstanding Religious Organization

On September 10, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) presented Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) with the "Outstanding Religious Organization" award in a conferral ceremony held at the New Taipei City Government Multi-Purpose Hall. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 11 2013

Singapore Soka Association Holds Family Fun Day and Fundraiser for Quake Victims

Singapore Soka Association Holds Family Fun Day and Fundraiser for Quake Victims

On August 11, in celebration of its 46th anniversary, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) held a "Family Fun Day" at its headquarters and at the Senja Soka Centre, bringing together some 8,200 people, including SSA members, their families, friends and local residents. ... read more

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

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

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

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 2 2013

SGI-Brazil Co-organizes Hip Hop Benefit Concert

SGI-Brazil Co-organizes Hip Hop Benefit Concert

On June 2, at the start of the winter season in Brazil, youth gathered for an annual hip hop benefit concert titled "Dance and Get Warm" at the Símon Bolívar Auditorium of the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo to help collect winter clothing for society's most vulnerable people. ... read more