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  • "Seeds of Hope" Shown in India, South Korea and Malaysia

    On June 12, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sponsored a showing of SGI and Earth Charter International's environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change," during a workshop held at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, India. The hotel is seen by some as a symbol of the resilience of the Indian people. In November 2008, it was almost completely destroyed in a terrorist bomb attack during which hostages were seized and held for three days. Some 167 people were killed. The hotel was fully refurbished and reopened on August 15, 2010.   "Seeds of Hope" at the Taj Mahal Palace

  • Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Brazil and other Latin American Countries

    On June 2, in commemoration of World Environment Day (June 5), a 10-day showing of the exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change," jointly created by SGI and the Earth Charter International, opened at the Regional Labor Court in São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition ran until June 11 and was viewed by some 90,000 people, all of whom were given a packet of flower seeds symbolizing the exhibition's key message—that the power to create positive change resides within each individual. The opening ceremony was attended by Maria Doralice Novaes, president of the Regional Labor Court in São Paulo, and Valdir Florindo, vice

  • SGI-Italy Holds Nationwide Women's General Meetings

    On June 8, SGI-Italy held Women's General Meetings at over 950 venues across the country including the cities of Cecina, Turin, Rome, Milan, Florence, Falconara Marittima, Bologna, Cagliari and Catania on the island of Sicily. In total, some 27,000 women of all ages attended the meetings. Bologna SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a congratulatory message to these, the first nationwide women's meetings of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu. In his message Mr. Ikeda expressed his wish that, based on their Buddhist practice, the participants would work toward individual happiness and that of those around them in their families and local communities. At

  • Nuclear Weapons Abolition Events Held in Japan and South Korea

    On May 11, Soka Gakkai youth members in Kansai, Japan, held a peace festival at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium themed "Create a World Free From Nuclear Weapons--The Future Is Yours to Change!" The event was organized as a part of the ongoing SOKA Global Action peace campaign initiated by the youth of Soka Gakkai Japan at the start of 2014. Some 10,000 people from across the Kansai region attended the festival. The results of a survey on students' attitudes toward peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons in the Kansai region were announced at the festival. The survey, conducted in April 2014

  • Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

    From May 21-31, a group of 20 Soka Gakkai youth members from Japan visited China for a friendship exchange hosted by the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), continuing a tradition of exchange that began in 1979. The visit commemorated the 40th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to China in May 1974. The exchange was also part of the youth-led SOKA Global Action peace initiative launched in January 2014, one of the aims of which is to develop ties of friendship within Asia. The delegation was led by Soka Gakkai youth division leader Taro Hashimoto and young women's leader Yuki Yoshii.


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