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Peace and Disarmament | Mar 8 2013

SGI-New Zealand Women Walk for Peace on International Women's Day

SGI-New Zealand Women Walk for Peace on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, March 8, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGINZ) women participated in Wellington Women Walk for Peace (WWW4Peace), a peace walk through the city from Parliament to Civic Square and an evening Peace Celebration. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 5 2013

SGI Participates in Oslo Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

SGI Participates in Oslo Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

From March 4-5, the government of Norway hosted an international conference to focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. The conference was attended by delegates from 127 governments, representatives of UN agencies and a selection of civil society groups. SGI Executive Director of Peace Affairs Hirotsugu Terasaki participated in the conference. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 1 2013

SGI-New Zealand Supports iChoose Anti-bullying Program in Auckland Schools

SGI-New Zealand Supports iChoose Anti-bullying Program in Auckland Schools

From February 25 to March 1, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGINZ) supported the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP) in bringing the "iChoose" anti-bullying program, aimed at teenagers, to 10 schools in Auckland for the first time. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 28 2013

SGI-Australia Hosts Lecture by Ela Gandhi

SGI-Australia Hosts Lecture by Ela Gandhi

On February 28, Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, delivered a lecture titled "Human Security and Sustainability" at the SGI-Australia (SGIA) Culture Center in Sydney. The lecture was based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2012 Peace Proposal. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 24 2013

SGI-Venezuela Holds Peacebuilders Workshop to Counter Rising Violence

SGI-Venezuela Holds Peacebuilders Workshop to Counter Rising Violence

On February 24, SGI members in Valle de La Pascua in Guárico State, central Venezuela, organized a "Young Peacebuilders" workshop at a local public community center in an effort to counter the rising violence which has been affecting youth in the city. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 6 2013

SGI-USA Hosts Lecture by Scholar of African-American History in New York

SGI-USA Hosts Lecture by Scholar of African-American History in New York

On February 6, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, internationally renowned historian and scholar on the African-American experience, gave a lecture at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center as part of its Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 6 2013

Peace Education Videoconference Linking Spain and Japan

Peace Education Videoconference Linking Spain and Japan

On January 30, in an effort to directly expose youth to the tragedies of nuclear weapons use, SGI-Spain helped organize a live videoconference between some 150 high school students and local citizens in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain, and atomic bomb survivors in Nagasaki, Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 4 2013

Toda Institute Holds Conflict Resolution Workshops in Thailand and U.S.

Toda Institute Holds Conflict Resolution Workshops in Thailand and U.S.

The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held workshops on nonviolent conflict resolution in Thailand from January 19-20 and in the U.S. on February 4. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 22 2013

SGI-USA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Promotes Nonviolence

SGI-USA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Promotes Nonviolence

From January 19-21, people across America gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent activism for racial equality that spearheaded the US Civil Rights movement. This year, MLK Day was observed on January 21. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 12 2013

SGI-USA Cosponsors Guam's Latte Peace Festival

SGI-USA Cosponsors Guam's Latte Peace Festival

On January 12, Guam launched its first annual Latte Peace Festival at Tamuning Park in the village of Tamuning. The festival--named after the latte stone, a symbol of strength in the island's native Chamorro culture--was held to celebrate peace, promote cultural exchange between neighboring islands and to commemorate Louise Rivera's inauguration as the new Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon mayor. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 17 2012

"Choose Life" Peace Symposiums Held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

"Choose Life" Peace Symposiums Held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a series of peace symposiums celebrating the 40th anniversary of the dialogue between SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and British historian Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, which was subsequently published as Choose Life. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 8 2012

Dialogue and Education Highlighted at BSGI Peace Seminar

Dialogue and Education Highlighted at BSGI Peace Seminar

On December 8, Brazil SGI (BSGI) student members held a peace seminar themed "Peace Begins in the Mind of the Individual" based on principles laid out in SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2012 peace proposal, "Human Security and Sustainability: Sharing Reverence for the Dignity of Life." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 19 2012

Toda Institute Co-organizes Seminar: Challenges of a Nuke-Free World

Toda Institute Co-organizes Seminar: Challenges of a Nuke-Free World

On November 19, the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) co-organized an international seminar on the strengths and weaknesses of a nuclear-weapon- free world titled "Stable Zero: Feasible, Realistic?" ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 28 2012

Victory Over Violence Essay Contest Held in Albuquerque

Victory Over Violence Essay Contest Held in Albuquerque

In conjunction with the showing of the "Transforming the Human Spirit" anti-nuclear weapons exhibition from September 29 to October 28 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the local SGI-USA group co-sponsored its second Victory Over Violence essay contest, in partnership with the local UN Association (UNA) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 28 2012

Peace Through Music: SGI-USA Hosts "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" Concert

Peace Through Music: SGI-USA Hosts "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" Concert

On October 28, SGI-USA and the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP) cosponsored a "Daniel Pearl Music Days" concert at SGI-USA's World Peace Ikeda Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... read more