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SGI Amplifies Voices of Youth, Faith Communities and Victims at Meeting of Parties to Nuclear Ban Treaty

Tokyo, Jun 24, 2022: From June 21 to 23, at the historic First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), held in Vienna, Austria, the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) joined…

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Experience

Opening Up

Summoning courage, I discover my passion for discussing Buddhism with young people.  by Deepthi Gopi Stamford, Conn. Over two weeks in May, four students at the pre-K-12 school where I work suffered violent deaths. These tragedies, followed by…

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Feature

Oakland Councilmember Honors Local SGI Center

OAKLAND—Dan Kalb, Oakland’s District 1 councilmember, selected the SGI-USA Oakland Buddhist Center in May as a representative to commemorate this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. In a newsletter to constituents, he explained that the center serves…

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University of Minnesota Awards Honorary Doctorate to Ikeda Sensei

MINNEAPOLIS, May 14—The University of Minnesota, one of the world’s leading research institutions, awarded Ikeda Sensei with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the 2022 commencement ceremony for the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, for…

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Experience

Deciding to be a Victor!

Living Buddhism: Hi Matt, what led you to begin practicing Nichiren Buddhism? Matt Thompson: I was introduced by a dear friend whom I met in a camp for brain injury survivors. As I observed how her life unfolded, I could…

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