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  • Interfaith Forum in Sydney: Standing Together, United for Peace

    On February 15, an interfaith forum titled "Advancing Australia Fair: Standing Together, United for Peace" was held at the SGI-Australia (SGIA) Culture Centre in Sydney. The forum was organized by the Sydney branch of SeekersHub Global, a non-profit Islamic educational organization, and attended by over 50 people. On the interfaith panel were Imam Afroz Ali of SeekersHub Global; from the Anglican Church of Australia, Father Rod Bower, Archdeacon of the Central Coast, New South Wales; and Vice General Director of SGIA Greg Johns. The forum began with speeches by the three panellists. After a historical and poetic presentation about Australia, its history

  • Bringing Buddhist Concepts to Life in Mexico and Panama

    On February 13, SGI-Mexico youth members in Mexico City organized a seminar on the theme of “Love and Friendship” at the SGI-Mexico culture center. A panel of four youth members presented Buddhist perspectives on this theme, stressing that both love and friendship are based on profound connections between people. In their presentation, the youth drew on the book Way of Youth by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. The book has chapters devoted to both topics and covers true love, handling heartbreak, good friends versus bad and peer pressure. This seminar was the second in a series organized by the youth that is

  • "Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Message Hits Home in Kashmir

    From February 8-13, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) organized a showing of the exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps towards change" at Kala Kendra in Jammu City in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. The exhibition, created by SGI and Earth Charter International, was on display in both English and Hindi and was viewed by more than 8, 600 people including some 4,300 students from 56 schools and colleges. The "Seeds of Hope" exhibition was opened by Jammu and Kashmir State First Lady Usha Vohra and Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu Professor R.D. Sharma was the guest of honor.

  • SSA Student Peace Lecture: Poverty is for Me to Change

    On February 7, at Singapore Soka Association (SSA) Headquarters, the 10th annual SSA Student Peace Lecture titled "Poverty is for Me to Change" was held with some 600 people in attendance. In his lecture, keynote speaker John Donaldson, associate professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, presented poverty as an issue that goes beyond the economic sphere. "Poverty" he stated, "is an issue of politics and power." He stressed how it deprives people of security and dignity, highlighted that many poverty-related deaths are due to preventable conditions such as malaria or diarrhea and posited that there is a sense of

  • Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year since WWII

    TOKYO: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today issued his 2015 peace proposal, “A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth.” In the proposal, Ikeda welcomes the ambitious scale of the United Nations’ proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting an end to poverty “in all its forms everywhere.” In the 70th year since the UN was created, he calls for a return to its founding spirit, as well as for increased collaboration between the UN and civil society. In order to lay the foundations for elimination of the

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LA#4 Region and Riverside Region youth had a beach day on August 15th at Corona Del Mar.   We were able to have many youth come out, to enjoy the sun and food.   Seems like everyone had a great time!   Thank you for all the support~!

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