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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…

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SGI-USA Statement on the Flooding in Houston and Surrounding Region

The members of SGI-USA send their deepest condolences to everyone impacted by the massive flooding in Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast region caused by Hurricane Harvey, especially the displaced and the surviving families of the deceased. The…

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SGI-USA Statement on the Attacks in Paris

Words cannot express the shock and pain we feel from the attacks in Paris. We convey our deepest condolences to the families of those killed, our thoughts and prayers for those wounded, and our heartfelt solidarity for the…

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Experience

With Appreciation Comes Happiness

By Leonides Arpon Brooklyn, N.Y. My parents left the Philippines for better work opportunities in Israel, and although I was born and raised there, the law denied me citizenship. Because of my Filipino ethnicity, I also dealt with…

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White House-U.S. Buddhist Leaders Conference a First

Climate change, racial justice and peace building were the main focus of discussion in the first White House-U.S. Buddhist Leaders Conference. Under the theme “Voices in the Square— Action in the World,” 125 leaders, monks and scholars from…

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