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  • 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

  • Panel at Sendai UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Highlights Opportunities for Cooperation between China, South Korea and Japan

    Sendai, Japan: In support of the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) being held in Sendai from March 14-18, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) co-organized a side event on March 16 highlighting the potential for increased collaboration in disaster management in Northeast Asia despite political tensions. The panel "Strengthening resilience in Northeast Asia through cooperation for disaster risk reduction" brought together civil society speakers from China, South Korea and Japan. Chen Feng, Deputy Secretary-General of the intergovernmental Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, gave an introductory overview of efforts to strengthen ties between the three countries in the area of disaster management. He stated

  • SGI Cohosts Panel on Opportunities for Civil Society Cooperation between China, South Korea and Japan

    From March 14-18, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was held in Sendai city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. On March 16, SGI co-organized a side event highlighting the possibilities for increased collaboration in disaster management in Northeast Asia. The event was titled "Strengthening Resilience in Northeast Asia through Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction" and brought together a panel of civil society speakers from China, South Korea and Japan. Over 100 people attended. Chen Feng, deputy secretary-general of the intergovernmental Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, stated that, as close neighbors, the three governments share the view that a disaster in one

  • SGI-Panama Holds Peace Festival

    On March 14, SGI-Panama members from across the country gathered for a peace festival at the SGI-Panama culture center in Panama City. The theme of the festival was "Youth United for Peace," and it consisted of musical, theatrical and dance performances by SGI-Panama youth. Guest performers included Victor Jaramillo accompanied by the "Sociedad Anónima" orchestra, rock group La Tribu,singer Priscilla Moreno and violinist Graciela Núñez. There was also a display of information on nuclear abolition, sustainability and peace. The display emphasized that peace is something close at hand that is created by cultivating bonds of friendship and the inner transformation

  • Knowledge of Buddhism Lecture Series Begins in France

    On March 5, the Soka Cultural Association in France (ACSF) held the first lecture in a three-year series titled "Knowledge of Buddhism." The lecture was held at the Soka center in Paris and attended by some 140 people. Guest speaker Dominique Trotignon, director of the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Paris and president of the Theravada Buddhist Association Vivekārāma, focused on Buddhism in its Indian context. Mr. Trotignon traced the origins of Buddhism to Shakyamuni and his teachings in the ancient Kingdom of Magadha in northeastern India and also spoke on the relationship between Buddhism and Brahmanism, the transmission of Shakyamuni's

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