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  • SGI Cambodia-Laos-Thailand Youth Training Course Held

    From March 28-29, some 55 SGI youth from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand gathered in Bangkok for a training course. The first meeting was held at the Soka Gakkai Thailand Headquarters in Bangkok. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message in which he stated that the establishment of peace begins with a fundamental transformation in the hearts of individuals. Representatives from each country gave activity reports and members from Cambodia and Laos shared experiences in faith. There was also a lecture on Nichiren's writing "On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime." On March 29, the youth members from Laos and Cambodia participated in local

  • SGI-Luxembourg Participates in Interfaith Concert

    On March 22, SGI-Luxembourg joined representatives of the various religious communities in the City of Luxembourg for the 6th Interfaith Concert. The concert was held at Luxembourg City Synagogue and organized by Action Groupe Inter-Religions (AGIR) of which SGI-Luxembourg is a member. The concert featured musical performances from different religious traditions including Catholic, Muslim, Protestant and Bahá'í. Jewish wedding songs were sung by Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg Alain Nacache as well as traditional songs by a choir of Bosnian women who are part of the Muslim community of Mamer. An interreligious song was also sung by all participants. The SGI-Luxembourg women's chorus,

  • SGI Attends Earth Charter 15th Anniversary Forum in Costa Rica

    On March 21, an international forum was held at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in San José, Costa Rica, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the twenty-first century. The forum was co-organized by Earth Charter International and UPEACE in collaboration with UNESCO, UNEP and UNDP and brought together some 70 people including individuals from the Earth Charter network, and representatives of governments and the public sector. SGI was represented by Hiro Sakurai of the SGI UN

  • SGI Joins FBOs in Events on Disaster Risk Reduction at WCDRR

    From March 14-18, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was held in Sendai city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As a side event, on March 15, a symposium titled "Community based DRR from a faith-based perspective – sharing best practices" was co-organized by ACT Alliance and SGI in cooperation with the Japan Religion Coordinating Project for Disaster Relief (JRPD). The symposium was held at Sendai Civic Auditorium. In his opening speech, Reverend John Nduna, general secretary of ACT Alliance, stated that the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in disaster risk reduction (DRR) is not always recognized and that international

  • SGI Organizes Event on Women's Leadership at CSW59

    On March 17, SGI organized a parallel event on women’s leadership during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) held at the UN Headquarters in New York from March 9-20. CSW59 marked the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 where the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) was adopted. The theme of the parallel event was “Living Women’s Leadership, Living Global Citizenship– Strengthening the Beijing Platform for Action.” The event was held at the Church Center for the United Nations and some 75 people attended. Ambassador Chowdhury giving


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