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Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth in Hiroshima Sponsor Lectures on Nuclear Abolition

Soka Gakkai Youth in Hiroshima Sponsor Lectures on Nuclear Abolition

Soka Gakkai youth members in Hiroshima Prefecture sponsored lectures in their Hiroshima Study Lecture Series on July 22 and 28. Documentary filmmaker Masaaki Tanabe, who is also a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor), and former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio Duarte were guest speakers at the respective events. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 29 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Annual Peace Summit and Peace Festival in Okinawa

Soka Gakkai Youth Hold Annual Peace Summit and Peace Festival in Okinawa

Calling for a century without war, Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa held their annual peace summit on July 28 at the Soka Gakkai Okinawa International Peace Center in Naha. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 9 2012

Celebrating 20 Years of Taiwan-China "Peace Angels Exchange"

Celebrating 20 Years of Taiwan-China "Peace Angels Exchange"

From July 3 to 9, 2012, the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA), together with the National Planners’ Association, the All-China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots and other civic organizations from Taiwan and China, organized a “Peace Angels Exchange” in Beijing, China. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 2 2012

Peace Bus Retraces Gandhi's Footsteps Across South India

Peace Bus Retraces Gandhi's Footsteps Across South India

From June 17 to July 2, the "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace" exhibition (GKI) was held at 24 different locations in South India. The exhibition focuses on the lives of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda as examples of individuals who dedicated themselves to fighting injustice through nonviolence. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 30 2012

SGINZ Confers Peace Award on Peace Activist Alyn Ware

SGINZ Confers Peace Award on Peace Activist Alyn Ware

On June 30, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand (SGINZ) conferred the Aotearoa Peace is Precious Award on the internationally recognized anti-nuclear weapons activist Alyn Ware. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 23 2012

Survey of Awareness of Battle of Okinawa Among Local Students

Survey of Awareness of Battle of Okinawa Among Local Students

On June 23, Soka Gakkai youth in Okinawa held a ceremony to remember all those who died in the Battle of Okinawa, which lasted from April to June, 1945. The memorial, which marked the 67th anniversary of the battle, took place at the Soka Gakkai Okinawa International Peace Center. Participants prayed for world peace and the results of a survey to gauge awareness of the Battle of Okinawa and peace issues among students on the island were shared. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 3 2012

SGI-Korea Student Group Sponsors Culture and Peace Events

SGI-Korea Student Group Sponsors Culture and Peace Events

As part of a 15-year tradition, members of SGI-Korea's Student Group hosted various culture and peace events in May and in June to promote nuclear abolition. This year, from May 5 to June 3, student group members sponsored such events at 178 venues at 141 universities throughout the nation. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 17 2012

40th Anniversary of Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue Celebrated

40th Anniversary of Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue Celebrated

The conversations that took place over 10 days in London between British historian, Dr. Arnold Toynbee and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in May 1972 and May 1973 form the basis of the book "Choose Life: A Dialogue," published in English in 1976 and now available in 28 languages. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 11 2012

SGI Representatives Attend Vienna PrepCom for 2015 NPT Review Conference

SGI Representatives Attend Vienna PrepCom for 2015 NPT Review Conference

From April 30 to May 11, the First Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was held at the Vienna International Centre. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 14 2012

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes Concert Celebrating 30 Years of Wellington's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes Concert Celebrating 30 Years of Wellington's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration

On April 14, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the city's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration, Wellington City Council and SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) organized a public concert which was held in the city's Civic Square. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 13 2012

Victory Over Violence Exhibition Shown at Teen Center in Florida

Victory Over Violence Exhibition Shown at Teen Center in Florida

From April 9-13, the SGI-USA's "Victory Over Violence" exhibition was shown at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center in Tallahassee, Florida, during a five-day educational gathering at the center attended by more than 120 young people. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 10 2012

Dr. N. Radhakrishnan Lectures on Nonviolence and Inner Transformation

Dr. N. Radhakrishnan Lectures on Nonviolence and Inner Transformation

On April 10, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) hosted a special lecture by Dr. N. Radhakrishnan at the Nippon-Seinenkan in Tokyo. The title of the lecture was "Satyagraha--nonviolent resistance--for world peace and inner transformation." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 1 2012

SGI-USA Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

SGI-USA Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

On April 1, SGI-USA members addressed some 400 high school and college students at the “Moving Beyond Fear: Anti-Bullying Awareness Day” organized by the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Community and School Partnerships (OCSP) at the university’s Union Street Auditorium. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 23 2012

SGI-Germany Hosts Anti-Nuclear Weapons Exhibition and Panel Discussion

SGI-Germany Hosts Anti-Nuclear Weapons Exhibition and Panel Discussion

SGI's anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace" was put on display at Christ Church in Mainz, Germany from March 2-23. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 15 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs Speaks on Economics of Happiness at SGI-USA New York Culture Center

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs Speaks on Economics of Happiness at SGI-USA New York Culture Center

On March 15, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, renowned development economist and director of Columbia University's Earth Institute, addressed a crowd of more than 350 at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center in his second lecture as part of the Culture of Peace Distinguished Speakers Series. ... read more