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  • SGI-Spain Hosts Interfaith Symposium, Lecture on Media and Religion

    On March 29, SGI-Spain hosted an interfaith symposium organized by the Madrid Community Interfaith Dialogue Association (ADIM). The symposium, held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, near Madrid, was attended by some 100 people including representatives from the Bahá'í faith, Brahma Kumaris, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism and SGI-Spain. Following an opening speech by ADIM President Margarita Pintos, Adela Cortina Orts, professor of Ethics at the University of Valencia, and Javier Ruiz Calderón, a scholar specializing in the philosophy and history of religion in India, gave keynote speeches. The interfaith symposium Dr. Cortina characterized globalization today as being rooted in

  • Brazil SGI Men's Division Members Attend Exchange Meetings in Remote Areas

    From March 28-30, a group of volunteers from Brazil SGI (BSGI) Men's Division from São Paulo travelled to 137 venues across the country to attend exchange meetings with fellow BSGI members. The meetings, which aim to strengthen bonds of friendship and support, were held in locations including Rio de Janeiro; Foz do Iguaçu, a border city in Paraná State; Macapá City in Amapá State which lies on the equator and remote locations in Amazonas State. The first group of volunteers was formed in June 1984 and the exchange meetings have been held biennially since then. Transportation costs are paid by the volunteers

  • SGI-Nepal Joins Bagmati River Cleaning Program and Opens "Lotusbari" Garden

    As part of the Bagmati Cleaning Program to improve the environment of the Bagmati River that runs through the city of Kathmandu, SGI-Nepal members have initiated the "Lotusbari" project to create a small garden on the banks of the river. SGI-Nepal members meet every Saturday morning to participate in the program and work alongside other participants toward a cleaner Bagmati River. On December 20, 2013, the Lotusbari garden was opened by Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal Leela Mani Poudyal, becoming the first of several Bagmati Cleaning Program projects to be completed. At the ceremony, song dance and poetry performances were given by SGI-Nepal

  • Soka Gakkai Japan Releases Survey on March 11 Disaster

    On March 29, the student division of Soka Gakkai Japan hosted a reconstruction symposium at the Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, as part of their nationwide SOKA Global Action initiative. At the symposium, the results of a survey carried out by student division members in the Tohoku region and Tokyo area on youth awareness of issues related to the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear accident were announced. The survey collected responses from 1,905 students at 41 universities and vocational schools in Tohoku and 176 in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Respondents answered questions about the recovery

  • SOKA Global Action Youth Delegates From Japan Visit U.S.

    From March 18-25, as part of the Soka Gakkai youth-led peace campaign SOKA Global Action launched in January 2014, a delegation of eight Soka Gakkai youth leaders from Japan visited the U.S. They held youth peace exchange meetings with SGI-USA youth and met with key activists and scholars committed to peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Three exchange meetings were held, the first on March 19 at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center attended by some 950 people; the second on March 20 at the SGI-USA Atlanta Center with 300 participants; and the last on March 22 at the World Peace

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LA4 and Riverside Region Beach Day
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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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