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Jan 26 2015

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Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year Since WWII

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI president, has issued his 2015 peace proposal, "A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth," welcoming the ambitious scale of the United Nations' proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting an end to poverty "in all its forms everywhere."

Sep 30 2014

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University of the East in the Philippines Presents Honorary Doctorate

On September 30, 2014, University of the East presented SGI President Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary doctorate for his steady efforts to open a path to global harmony and peace.

Sep 16 2014

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Yakutsk Teacher-training College Honors SGI President

The S.F. Gogolev Yakutsk Teacher-training College in the Sakha Republic, Russia, presented Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary professorship for his longstanding contributions to the cause of lasting world peace.

Sep 08 2014

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Russian Edition of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra Published

A Russian edition of volume one of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra a multi-volume work in which Daisaku Ikeda and three members of the Soka Gakkai Study Department discuss in depth the Lotus Sutra, its history, insights and capacity to empower individuals and transform contemporary society, has been published.

Jul 31 2014

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Rees-Ikeda Dialogue Published in Japanese

A dialogue was recently published between Daisaku Ikeda and Dr. Stuart Rees, current chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation and professor emeritus of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Jul 22 2014

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Daisaku Ikeda's Works Introduced at Hong Kong Book Fair 2014

As in previous years, SGI-Hong Kong sponsored a booth at Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 to introduce Daisaku Ikeda's works in Chinese, English and Japanese.

Jul 16 2014

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Harbin Normal University Awards Honorary Professorship

On July 16, 2014, China's Harbin Normal University in Heilongjiang, China, awarded the title of honorary professor to Soka University of Japan founder Daisaku Ikeda for his efforts to promote peace between China and Japan through cultural exchanges.

Jun 21 2014

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I.B. Tauris Publishes Journey of Life: Selected Poems of Daisaku Ikeda

Journey of Life: Selected Poems of Daisaku Ikeda, the most comprehensive collection of Mr. Ikeda's poems in English to date, has been released by publisher I.B. Tauris.

Jun 18 2014

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Simplified Chinese Edition of Gu-Ikeda Dialogue Published in Beijing, China

A simplified Chinese edition has been published of a dialogue between Gu Mingyuan, honorary president of the Chinese Society of Education, and Daisaku Ikeda, covering topics such the pedagogical importance of caring and compassion to the relationship between one's local community and character formation, and education as a a lifelong learning process.

Jun 12 2014

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SGI President Sends Message to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a celebratory message for the June 12, 2014, opening of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at the request of Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff.