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Peace and Disarmament | Jun 2 2014

Nuclear Weapons Abolition Events Held in Japan and South Korea

Nuclear Weapons Abolition Events Held in Japan and South Korea

On May 11, Soka Gakkai youth members in Kansai, Japan, held a peace festival at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium themed "Create a World Free From Nuclear Weapons--The Future Is Yours to Change!" ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 31 2014

Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

From May 21-31, a group of 20 Soka Gakkai youth members from Japan visited China for a friendship exchange hosted by the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), continuing a tradition of exchange that began in 1979. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 2 2014

SGI Co-organizes Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament Education at UN HQ

SGI Co-organizes Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament Education at UN HQ

On May 2, SGI co-organized a seminar on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education at the UN Headquarters in New York. The seminar was held as an official side event of the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference held from April 28 to May 9. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 23 2014

SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition "Everything You Treasure" Shown in New Zealand and Okinawa

SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition "Everything You Treasure" Shown in New Zealand and Okinawa

The exhibition "Everything You Treasure--A World Free From Nuclear Weapons," jointly created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN),was shown in Hastings, New Zealand, from February 18 to March 11 and in Okinawa, Japan, from March 13-23. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 20 2014

A Forum for Peace: Compilation of 30 years of SGI President Ikeda's Peace Proposals Launched at UN HQ

A Forum for Peace: Compilation of 30 years of SGI President Ikeda's Peace Proposals Launched at UN HQ

On February 20, A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda's Proposals to the UN, a collection of key excerpts from 30 years of peace proposals by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, was launched in a high profile event held at the UN Headquarters. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 16 2014

30th Anniversary of SGI President's Visit Marked, Brazil SGI Students Hold Human Security Conference

30th Anniversary of SGI President's Visit Marked, Brazil SGI Students Hold Human Security Conference

On February 15, some 3,200 Brazil SGI (BSGI) members gathered to celebrate the anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's historic third visit to Brazil in 1984 by holding a Culture Festival and General Meeting at Brasilia Théatre Pedro Calmon and, on February 16, a commemorative gongyo meeting attended by over 3,000 people was held at the BSGI Peace Auditorium in São Paulo. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 15 2014

SGI Joins Second Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

SGI Joins Second Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

From February 13-14, SGI delegates participated in the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, hosted by the Mexican Government and held in Nuevo Vallarta in the state of Nayarit. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 26 2014

Soka Gakkai Youth Launch "SOKA Global Action" Peace Campaign

Soka Gakkai Youth Launch "SOKA Global Action" Peace Campaign

At the start of January, Soka Gakkai youth in Japan launched a new peace campaign titled "SOKA Global Action." The campaign has three key aims: (1) to contribute to building a culture of peace and work together with SGI youth around the world toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, (2) to promote goodwill and build ties of friendship through cultural exchanges within Asia, and (3) to assist and support reconstruction efforts following the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster which devastated parts of the Tohoku region. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 20 2014

SGI-USA Cohosts Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Santa Monica

SGI-USA Cohosts Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Santa Monica

SGI-USA celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20 with a festival themed "Unity in Community." SGI-USA cohosted the festival, held at its World Peace Ikeda Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, together with The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition and others including the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica College Associates. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 13 2013

Brazil SGI Sponsors Seminar on Communication for Peace

Brazil SGI Sponsors Seminar on Communication for Peace

On October 13, the Department of Communication of Brazil SGI (BSGI) held its first Seminar on Communication for Peace, examining the role and use of nonviolent communication in building a more humane world. The seminar was held at the BSGI Ikeda Culture Center in São Paulo and attended by some 450 people including journalists and students. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 11 2013

Seminars on Ikeda's 2013 Peace Proposal held in India, Panama and Guatemala

Seminars on Ikeda's 2013 Peace Proposal held in India, Panama and Guatemala

From August to October, seminars and workshops on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2013 peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence," were held in India, Panama and Guatemala, in collaboration with local partners. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 29 2013

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Month of Peace Activities

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Month of Peace Activities

Inspired by Josei Toda's September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) celebrated September as its Month of Peace by holding events to raise awareness toward peace with the Run for Peace as the key activity. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 21 2013

Anti-nuclear Weapon Forums Held in USA, UK and Spain

Anti-nuclear Weapon Forums Held in USA, UK and Spain

In September, various SGI associations around the world organized events commemorating the 56th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda's Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (on September 8, 1957). ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 28 2013

SGI-USA Culture of Peace Talk Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

SGI-USA Culture of Peace Talk Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

On August 28, SGI-USA hosted a talk by Lerone Bennett, Jr., a prominent African-American social historian and writer, at the SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 16 2013

Commemorating Hiroshima Day: "Everything You Treasure" Anti-Nuclear Exhibition Shown in New Zealand

Commemorating Hiroshima Day: "Everything You Treasure" Anti-Nuclear Exhibition Shown in New Zealand

On August 5, commemorating the 68th anniversary of Hiroshima Day (August 6), the exhibition "Everything You Treasure--For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" (EYT) opened at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. ... read more