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  • Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

    During August and September, a total of some 166,000 SGI members in Brazil, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore took Buddhist study exams focused on the core principles of Nichiren Buddhism. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message to the examinees in which he praised their willingness to rise to the challenge of studying Buddhism, which he described as the "supreme philosophy of life," and their efforts to put Nichiren's teachings into practice in their daily lives. On August 17, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) held its entrance-level study exam at the National Community Leadership Institute. More than 900 people took the exam. BSGI

  • Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

    On September 27, the SGI-affiliated Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, held its eleventh annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. The forum, titled "Dignity of Life: The Heart of Human Rights and Peace Building," explored the role of dignity in fostering peace, transforming conflict and how to cultivate a broader recognition of the inherent value of all life. The theme of the forum was inspired by the following quote from Daisaku Ikeda's 2013 Peace Proposal: "If we picture a global society of peace and creative coexistence as an edifice, the ideals of human rights and human

  • SGI Youth in Nicaragua Hold Culture Festival

    On September 27, SGI-Nicaragua held a youth culture festival at the Nicaraguan Academy of Dance in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Performances included music and dance groups from Chinandega and León cities as well as various dances, a play and a karate performance by SGI youth members. Some 300 people attended the festival including Iván Ali Escobar, director general of the Association of Dance in Nicaragua. [Adapted a report from SGI-Nicaragua and an article in the October 10, 2014, issue of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]

  • SGI in Canada, Sweden and U.S. Participate in Grassroots Events Toward the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

    On September 26, the first United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, SGI in Canada, Sweden and the U.S. participated in grassroots events in support of global nuclear disarmament. The events included exhibition showings and lectures by prominent individuals in the field. The UN established the day to enhance public awareness and education about the threat of nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination. SGI-Canada organized a showing of the exhibition "Everything You Treasure—For a World Free from Nuclear Weapons" (EYT) at the SGI-Ottawa Centre on September 26. The exhibition, held as part of the eighth

  • SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

    Parallel to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which took place from September 8 to 26 at the UN Office at Geneva, SGI's representatives to the UN in Geneva, together with other NGOs, participated in and supported two public side events promoting human rights education: the launch of a new web resource on September 10 and a workshop for media professionals and journalists on September 16. The September 16 workshop, titled Human Rights Education: Media Professionals and Journalists Make a Difference!, brought together some 70 representatives from NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental organizations with media professionals to explore ways


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