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  • Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

    On September 25, "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition created by the SGI-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) opened for the first time in Argentina at University of Salvador (USAL) in Buenos Aires. Co-organized by USAL, the IOP and SGI-Argentina, the exhibition was brought to USAL at the request of Carlos Manuel Rúa, director of the School of Oriental Studies at the university. The opening ceremony was attended by Juan José Cresto, president of the Argentine Academy of History, and Francisco Delich, director of the Daisaku Ikeda International Center for Peace Studies (CIDIEP) at the University of Buenos Aries, and

  • SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

    On October 2, SGI-Philippines members from across the country gathered to celebrate the opening of the new SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center (MIPC) located near the Binondo area of the city. The five-story building includes public exhibition spaces and will serve as the main meeting place for SGI members in the country. The opening of the MIPC coincides with the 50th anniversary of the start of the SGI Buddhist movement in the Philippines, when, in 1964, then Soka Gakkai president Daisaku Ikeda was in transit at Manila airport and met with members who went on to play pivotal roles in the formation of

  • 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]


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