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Humanitarian Activities | Jun 16 2012

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Symposium on Recovery from March 11, 2011, Disaster

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Symposium on Recovery from March 11, 2011, Disaster

On June 16, Soka Gakkai student members in Tohoku held a symposium on how academic research can assist people in the recovery and rebuilding of their lives following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami which devastated northeast Japan. The symposium was held at Sendai Mediatheque in Miyagi Prefecture and included a panel discussion on the same topic which highlighted the importance of scientific endeavor being based on the value of the dignity of life. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 6 2012

Fukushima Prefecture Awards Soka Gakkai for Relief Efforts

Fukushima Prefecture Awards Soka Gakkai for Relief Efforts

On June 6, on behalf of the Fukushima Prefectural Government and Governor Yuhei Sato, Vice Governor Masao Uchibori presented awards of appreciation to Soka Gakkai Fukushima for their relief activities and contributions to society following the devastating March 11, 2011, earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 4 2012

SGI-Italy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hospital

SGI-Italy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hospital

On June 4, at the San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the hospital and seven diverse religious organizations, including SGI-Italy. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | May 17 2012

SGI-Paraguay Provides Aid in Flood Aftermath

SGI-Paraguay Provides Aid in Flood Aftermath

In Paraguay, flooding caused by torrential rains beginning in March 2012 affected 70,000 people and caused the government to declare a state of emergency. SGI-Paraguay members collected relief items for those in the affected areas. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | May 14 2012

Soka Gakkai Members Participate in Tornado Relief Activities in Japan

Soka Gakkai Members Participate in Tornado Relief Activities in Japan

On May 6, a tornado struck Tsukuba City in Ibaraki Prefecture and Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture, causing widespread damage to buildings, killing one person and causing serious injuries. Soka Gakkai members living in these cities have been engaged in cleanup efforts to aid the quick recovery of the devastated areas. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 8 2012

Youth Festival and General Meeting Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Youth Festival and General Meeting Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Soka Gakkai youth members in Fukushima Prefecture held a Soka Youth Festival titled "The Light of Happiness" in Tamura City on April 1. On April 8, a “Phoenix” general meeting for members in Fukushima was also held at the Soka Gakkai Fukushima Culture Center in Koriyama City. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 24 2012

Tree Plantings Held in India in Memory of March 11 Victims

Tree Plantings Held in India in Memory of March 11 Victims

On March 24, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) members held tree plantings at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden, located in a suburb of New Delhi, in memory of those who lost their lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 19 2012

Soka Gakkai Members in Tohoku Reach Out to Others

Soka Gakkai Members in Tohoku Reach Out to Others

Amidst the devastation and uncertainty caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, local Soka Gakkai members in affected areas have been contributing to the reconstruction of their communities and supporting people in their efforts to build their lives once again. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 14 2012

Women and Reconstruction Conference Held in Tokyo

Women and Reconstruction Conference Held in Tokyo

The Soka Gakkai Women’s Peace Committee hosted its second conference on “Women and Reconstruction” at the Soka International Center in Shinanomachi, Tokyo, on March 14, attended by 200 people. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 4 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth Lectures Focus on Response to March 11 Disaster

Soka Gakkai Youth Lectures Focus on Response to March 11 Disaster

In February and March, two lectures, part of the Soka Gakkai Youth Lecture Series, were held on the aftereffects of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The talks focused on the psychological impact of the tragedy on people, as well as the role of religion in addressing issues of life and death. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 2 2012

Tohoku Soka Gakkai Members Rebuilding Lives

Tohoku Soka Gakkai Members Rebuilding Lives

In the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that hit the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, local Soka Gakkai members in the devastated areas continue to take the initiative to provide support to those still suffering and struggling to rebuild their lives. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 26 2011

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Members Help to Raise Relief Funds and Awareness of Global Challenges

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Members Help to Raise Relief Funds and Awareness of Global Challenges

In November Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) took part in two community events, the first to raise funds to donate to Thai flood relief efforts and the second to raise awareness of the issue of hunger and famine around the world. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 12 2011

Health Seminars Organized by Soka Gakkai Malaysia

Health Seminars Organized by Soka Gakkai Malaysia

On November 6, some 300 people attended a lecture on arthritis and osteoporosis given by Dr. Liau Kai Ming, a senior lecturer and orthopedic surgeon at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Nov 4 2011

SGI Organizations Support Thai Flood Relief

SGI Organizations Support Thai Flood Relief

In response to the heavy flooding which has devastated many areas of Thailand, the SGI-Thailand mobilized its youth members to deliver relief goods, and opened its centers in Nonthaburi, Thonburi and Pattaya for use as shelters for displaced people. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Oct 5 2011

SGI-Canada Youth Participate in Benefit Concert Organized By Free the Children

SGI-Canada Youth Participate in Benefit Concert Organized By Free the Children

On October 5, SGI-Canada youth members who are active in the REACH program in Montreal sang in a benefit concert organized by Free the Children at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal, formerly known as the Saidye-Bronfman Centre for the Arts. ... read more