Daisaku Ikeda Children’s Stories on YouTube Channel

Fri, 1st Apr 2016  
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YouTube Channel

On March 16, 2016, a YouTube channel introducing the animations of president ikeda’s Children’s stories is launched.
For English, there are 16 stories, 18 episodes.
And there are other languages, including Spanish, Mandarin (with Tranditional Chinese subtitles) and Cantonese  (with Tranditional Chinese subtitles).

Click the following link and watch the animations!!

Treasures of heart

Mon, 16th Dec 2013  
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Treasures of heart ~Animated children’s stories by Daisaku Ikeda

A rotating selection of films available in English on this website!!

Web Site: http://treasures-of-heart.com/

* The content will switch on a fortnightly rota. Please check the online broadcast schedule.

Launch of HKSGI (Official) Facebook Page

Fri, 8th Feb 2013  
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HKSGI Facebook page
Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong (Official) Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hksgi.org

Launch of SGI Information (Official) Facebook Page and Addition of Three New Sections to Daisaku IkedaWebsite

Wed, 21st Mar 2012  
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On March 16 2012, the SGI Office of Public Information launched a new Facebook page, SGI Information (Official). This page, which can be accessed at www.facebook.com/sgi.info, will function as a central source of information for  latest updates from the SGI website, the SGI Quarterly and Daisaku Ikeda websites and the SGI YouTube channel. Existing content, including study materials, faith experiences and video and audio resources will also be highlighted regularly.


Peace Proposal by SGI President Daisaku IKeda

Mon, 30th Jan 2012  
Category : Daisaku Ikeda, Latest News, News (All), Peace

In his 30th annual peace proposal, released on January 26, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, calls for a nuclear abolition summit to be held in 2015 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to ensure that the growing momentum toward abolition of nuclear weapons becomes irreversible.

Holding this summit on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of these cities, and in the year of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, would bring home to world leaders the terrible destructive capacity of nuclear weapons and help ensure the necessary action toward their abolition, thereby marking the effective end of the nuclear weapons era.

In this year’s proposal, titled “Human Security and Sustainability: Sharing Reverence for the Dignity of Life,” Ikeda points to the possibility of a more hopeful phase in the struggle to realize a nuclear-free world, seeing signs of a tipping point where a “cascade” of governments will support adoption of a Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC) to comprehensively ban nuclear weapons.

Ikeda, who has been engaged in the antinuclear movement since the late 1950s, strongly reaffirms his endorsement of the idea of an NWC, stating that we must take “the determination … that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist, and give it concrete form as a binding legal agreement expressing the shared conscience of humankind.”

He calls for formation of an action group for an NWC, comprising supportive governments and NGOs, and urges that if arguments from the perspectives of human rights and sustainability are mustered alongside those from international humanitarian law, this will expand the groundswell of grassroots efforts pushing for nuclear weapons abolition.

Reflecting on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Ikeda urges Japan to make a rapid transition to energy policies not reliant on nuclear power generation, and to intensify its involvement in renewable energy technology and research, both domestically and to support efforts in developing countries. He calls for a strengthening of the global role of the IAEA in dealing with the impacts of nuclear power plant accidents and the decommissioning of obsolescent reactors.
Considering the suffering caused by an increasing prevalence of natural disasters around the world, Ikeda calls for responses to be centered on a human rights approach and proposes that UNHCR’s mandate be officially expanded to include provision of relief for people displaced by such disasters. He also stresses the importance of empowering women to play a greater role in disaster prevention, mitigation and recovery efforts.
Toward the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development being held this year in Rio de Janeiro, Ikeda calls for a broader debate on the concept of Sustainable Development Goals to follow the Millennium Development Goals from 2015. He urges a comprehensive approach that will address the full range of sustainability and human security concerns in both developing and developed countries.
Read a synopsis of the proposal at: http://www.sgi.org/sgipresident/proposals/peace/2012.html

Daisaku Ikeda, 84, has issued proposals analyzing the key issues facing humankind on January 26 every year since 1983, commemorating SGI’s founding on that date in 1975. He offers insight from a Buddhist perspective and makes concrete suggestions in a spirit of contribution to the global dialogue centered around the United Nations. Many of his proposals have borne fruit.
Soka Gakkai International is a socially engaged Buddhist association with over 12 million members around the world.

January 26: SGI Day

Thu, 26th Jan 2012  
Category : Daisaku Ikeda, Latest News, News (All)

It was on January 26, 1975, that Soka Gakkai International (SGI) was inaugurated at the First World Peace Conference on the island of Guam (more)

Learning about dignity by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

Sat, 31st Dec 2011  
Category : Daisaku Ikeda, Latest News, News (All)

Learning about dignity

Special to The Japan Times

On Dec. 19 the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in New York, adopted a historic new U.N. Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. (more)

This week on SGI YouTube Channel -Mexico Antinuclear Exhibition

Mon, 5th Dec 2011  
Category : Latest News, News (All), Peace


Nov 18: Celebrating the founding of the Soka Gakkai

Mon, 14th Nov 2011  
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November 18 is the anniversary of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai.

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October 2: SGI World Peace Day

Fri, 30th Sep 2011  
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October 2 is celebrated within the SGI as World Peace Day, marking a key milestone in the international development of Nichiren Buddhism, with its goal of contributing to building lasting peace throughout the world.
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