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Peace and Disarmament | Oct 2 2011

"Voices of Peace" in Malaysia

"Voices of Peace" in Malaysia

"Voices of Peace: The Creative Way of Life" was the theme of a series of events organized by Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) during September, their first Month of Peace, which will be held annually in September. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 1 2011

SGI Members in Hawaii Hold World Peace Festival Held on Coconut Island

SGI Members in Hawaii Hold World Peace Festival Held on Coconut Island

On October 1, SGI members in Hilo, Hawaii hosted their second World Peace Festival on a small island in Hilo Bay called Coconut Island, along with more than 1,000 participants. The festival included an array of cultural performances and cuisines. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 1 2011

SGI-Panama Holds Youth Forum

SGI-Panama Holds Youth Forum

On October 1, SGI-Panama youth members hosted a forum titled "A Valiant Spirit for a Life with Hope" at the SGI-Panama Culture Center where they discussed current social issues in Panama and how to create a peaceful and just society. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 29 2011

Ikeda Center Seminar Honors 20th Anniversary of SGI President's Harvard Address, "The Age of Soft Power"

Ikeda Center Seminar Honors 20th Anniversary of SGI President's Harvard Address, "The Age of Soft Power"

A seminar exploring themes from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's September 1991 Harvard University address, "The Age of Soft Power," was held at the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue on September 29. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 25 2011

SGI President's 2011 Peace Proposal Discussed at Ottawa Peace Festival in Canada

SGI President's 2011 Peace Proposal Discussed at Ottawa Peace Festival in Canada

"No force can match that of a fundamental transformation in the human spirit." These are the words of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in his 2011 peace proposal "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Creative Life." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 16 2011

Power of Dialogue Highlighted at SGI-UK Peace Proposal Symposium

Power of Dialogue Highlighted at SGI-UK Peace Proposal Symposium

On September 16, eighteen social scientists from universities around the UK gathered at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Centre to discuss themes stimulated by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2011 peace proposal titled "Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Human Spirit." ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 11 2011

Youth Campaign "Our New Clear Future" Sets Vision Toward Nuclear Abolition by 2030

Youth Campaign "Our New Clear Future" Sets Vision Toward Nuclear Abolition by 2030

"Our New Clear Future" is a student-led dialogue campaign for nuclear abolition launched by SGI-USA in September 2011. The campaign was inspired by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2009 nuclear abolition proposal "Building Global Solidarity Toward Nuclear Abolition" and has two main aims. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 8 2011

SGI President's Peace Proposal Discussed in India

SGI President's Peace Proposal Discussed in India

A seminar based on the 2011 Peace Proposal by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda was held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, on September 8. Referring to Mr. Ikeda's proposal, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, remarked, "At the UN, I often found myself talking about the need for talking. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Sep 3 2011

Hiroshima Peace Day Event Held in UK

Hiroshima Peace Day Event Held in UK

On September 3, a Hiroshima Peace Day meeting promoting the abolition of nuclear weapons was held at SGI-UK's Taplow Court Grand Culture Centre in Berkshire. More than 300 people attended. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 14 2011

Women in South Africa Reach Out for Peace

Women in South Africa Reach Out for Peace

Representatives of organizations dedicated to peace were brought together on August 14 by SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) women members in Cape Town for an event that focused on the construction of a peaceful society, the prevalence of violence, and the history of nuclear weapons in South Africa. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 10 2011

In Response to Riots, SGI-UK Members Dialogue for Peace

In Response to Riots, SGI-UK Members Dialogue for Peace

Amidst the violence and turmoil of the recent riots that began on August 6, 2011, in Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey, SGI-UK members deepened their determination to work towards the creation of a peaceful society through holding dialogues with people in their local communities. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 7 2011

Pugwash Chair Gives Talk at SGI-Denmark Training Session

Pugwash Chair Gives Talk at SGI-Denmark Training Session

SGI-Denmark held a training session in Helsingør from August 5-7 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Denmark in October 1961. On August 6, as part of the training session, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs Chair John Avery gave a lecture on abolishing war and nuclear weapons. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2011

SGI Antinuclear Weapons Exhibition Held in Nagano, Japan

SGI Antinuclear Weapons Exhibition Held in Nagano, Japan

From July 28-31, the SGI antinuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS) was shown at the Inoue Department Store in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2011

Nagasaki Youth Peace Forum, Presentation of Cranes from SGI-Thailand

Nagasaki Youth Peace Forum, Presentation of Cranes from SGI-Thailand

On July 31, Soka Gakkai Nagasaki youth members held a peace forum at the Peace Hall of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, to deepen their vow to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa held their 20th youth peace summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Hall in Nagasaki City on July 30. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 24 2011

Hiroshima Youth Host Lecture, Announce Survey Results on Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Hiroshima Youth Host Lecture, Announce Survey Results on Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

On July 24, Soka Gakkai youth members in Hiroshima held the Hiroshima Youth Peace Meeting at the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Ikeda Peace Hall. They also hosted the 145th in a series of lectures titled "Lectures on Hiroshima" at the same venue ... read more