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Indian University Awards SGI President

Indian University Awards SGI President

Tokyo, JAPAN: Barkatullah University Bhopal of India awarded SGI President Ikeda an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in recognition of his contributions to peace. The conferral ceremony, held at Soka University, was attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. M. D. Tiwari. Soka University President Yoshihisa Baba accepted the citation on behalf of Mr. Ikeda.

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Buddhist Leader Calls for Respect for Dignity of All, Protection of Refugees and Most Vulnerable

Buddhist Leader Calls for Respect for Dignity of All, Protection of Refugees and Most Vulnerable

TOKYO: In his annual peace proposal released on January 26, 2016, titled “Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace,” Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, calls for intensified efforts to respond to the needs of humanity’s most vulnerable, including those displaced by conflict in Syria and elsewhere or by natural disasters.

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Tuscany Awards SGI President Medal of Pegasus

Tuscany Awards SGI President Medal of Pegasus

Florence, ITALY: The region of Tuscany awarded SGI President Ikeda the Silver Medal of Pegasus in recognition of his contributions to peace and promotion of dialogue. The medal was presented to Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada by President of the Regional Council of Tuscany Eugenio Giani.

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German City Awards SGI President

German City Awards SGI President

Frankfurt, GERMANY: The City of Mörfelden-Walldorf in the state of Hasse awarded SGI President Ikeda a commemorative plaque as a symbol of friendship between Mörfelden-Walldorf and SGI. Mayor Heinz-Peter Becker presented the plaque to Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada who was visiting Europe.

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Soka University Ranked in Top Ten

Soka University Ranked in Top Ten

“Soka University is a small and unique liberal arts college with small class sizes and excellent graduation rates. The college has an international approach to education, with a semester spent studying abroad built into the tuition making it an option for every student. The college is also very diverse with many students attending from outside of the country. Founded on Buddhist principles, the college is open to students of all beliefs.”

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A Multicultural Exhibition of Folklore and Fairy Tales 

A Multicultural Exhibition of Folklore and Fairy Tales 

SGI-Canada presents The Read Me a Story exhibition with books and displays featuring
1,200 folktales and fairy tales from 120 countries in Vancouver...

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Youth Propel Advancement Toward Nuclear Abolition in Nagasaki

Youth Propel Advancement Toward Nuclear Abolition in Nagasaki

The second SGI Youth Conference for Peace held in Nagasaki brought Japanese Soka Gakkai youth together with some 24 SGI youth representatives from 13 countries (September 6, 2015).

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SGI Canada at Nationwide Book Festival

SGI Canada at Nationwide Book Festival

SGI Canada was one of 42 organizations that participated in this year’s Word on the Street Halifax event that took place on September 19, 2015. The objective of this event is to promote literacy and appreciation for reading within the community. SGI Canada has been participating in this event for over 10 years.

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SGI Nuclear Abolition Exhibit Shown at Manitoba Schools

SGI Nuclear Abolition Exhibit Shown at Manitoba Schools

From September 13 – October 2, as part of Winnipeg’s Peace and Compassion Days, three Manitoba High Schools hosted the exhibition "Everything You Treasure—For A World Free From Nuclear Weapons" for one week at each school.

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