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  • 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

  • SGI-USA Joins Other Faiths for MLK Day Celebrations

    Celebrating the legacy of courage of Martin Luther King Jr., and his message of reconciliation, unity and equality, SGI-USA members in Washington DC came together with other faith communities to mark January 19, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. On January 11, SGI-USA was one of eleven different faith communities that participated in "Remember! Celebrate! Act!", an MLK Day multifaith service held at the National City Christian Church. At the service, organized by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, prayers were offered and representatives from different faith communities spoke. Jo Reed of SGI-USA spoke of the need for engagement in nonviolence

  • Soka Gakkai Malaysia Takes Flood Relief Action; Holds Prayer Meetings for Victims

    On January 1, in response to the major floods that hit the East coast of Malaysia from mid-December 2014, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held special prayer meetings at 25 venues across the country. The floods, described as the worst the area has seen in 30 years, rendered more than 100,000 people homeless, as well as causing power outages and shortages of food and water. Unloading supplies The meetings were attended by a total of some 10,000 SGM members nationwide, and prayers were offered for the safety of those affected and improvement of the situation in flooded areas. At the meetings, SGM also

  • SGI Members Around the World Hold New Year Meetings

    On January 1 and 2, SGI members around the world celebrated the New Year with prayer meetings in their local areas. Meetings were held in members' homes and culture centers from Ghana to Brazil, the UK, the Philippines and New Zealand, with the common theme of renewing personal determinations and making a fresh start. In Malaysia, special prayers were offered for those affected by serious flooding in the eastern coastal areas of the country. In his New Year's message, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda highlighted the significance of 2015 in marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and

  • SGI-Brazil Brass Band Wins National Competition

    On December 13, the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) young men's Taiyo (Sun) Brass Band won the Concert Band category of the 22nd All-Brazil Brass Band Contest. The two-day competition took place in Barra Mansa city in Rio de Janeiro State. Celebrating Independence Day 2014 in São José do Rio Preto The Taiyo Brass Band and the BSGI young women's Nova Era (New Era) Fife-and-Drum Corps regularly take part in community events, including celebrations such as those recently held throughout the country on September 7, 2014, to mark Independence Day. [Adapted from articles in the September 13 and December 27, 2014, issues of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka


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