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Message of Condolence

Message of Condolence

On behalf of the members of Soka Gakkai International Association of Canada, I offer our most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the ten individuals who lost their lives and the fourteen individuals who were injured in Monday’s brutal and senseless attack in Toronto. To think of the lives that have been cut short and the pain caused to so many others is unbearable. We send our prayers to the innocent victims and to those who loved them.

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We’re All Different: Musician Glenn Copeland on his journey as a Black, Buddhist, transgender artist

We’re All Different: Musician Glenn Copeland on his journey as a Black, Buddhist, transgender artist

“The message of my Buddhist practice is, ‘Be courageous. You are exactly what is wanted. We’re all different,'” says Glenn Copeland musician and composer Glenn Copeland. John Harvey Negru talks to Copeland about his life as a pioneer in music, his fourty-four years of Buddhist practice in the Soka Gakkai tradition, and his mission for the future.

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SGI President Issues 2018 Peace Proposal

SGI President Issues 2018 Peace Proposal

Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), issued his annual peace proposal titled “Toward an Era of Human Rights: Building a People’s Movement.”

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New Website and Instagram Account Launched by Youth

New Website and Instagram Account Launched by Youth

Toward the celebration of the 60th anniversary of March 16 Kosen-rufu Day, the Soka Gakkai Youth Division has launched a new website and an Instagram account for SGI youth members around the world.

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University of Guelph-Humber launches research initiative to focus on Soka Education and global citizenship

University of Guelph-Humber launches research initiative to focus on Soka Education and global citizenship

TORONTO, ON – Nov. 17, 2017 – Today, University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) announced the launch of a new five-year research initiative that will focus on studying the philosophy and practices of Soka education, with an emphasis on global citizenship.

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Press Release: SGI Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Vatican Conference

Press Release: SGI Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Vatican Conference

Tokyo, Nov 13, 2017: Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons and urged increased efforts in awareness-raising at the conference on “Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” held at the Vatican in Rome on November 10 and 11.

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SGI President Congratulates ICAN on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

SGI President Congratulates ICAN on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Tokyo, Oct 6, 2017: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today congratulated ICAN, (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Why the World Needs More Global Citizens

Why the World Needs More Global Citizens

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei received a global citizenship award in Toronto this week, and on Friday night, former U.S. President Barack Obama is speaking in the Canadian city, where he’s expected to weigh in on the importance of global citizenship.

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SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

“The essence of the issue is not the confrontation between states that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not; it is the confrontation between the threat of nuclear weapons and humanity’s right to life.”

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