Maungārongo ki te Whenua

posted on 15 August 2014 interview with SGI President Ikeda translated into Te Reo

Ko te urupounamu a Alastair Thompson (kaihanga o SCOOP) i te Perehitini o Soka Gakkai International (SGI), ko Daisaku Ikeda.

 Maungārongo ki te Whenua: ko te wāhi ki te mana tangata, ki te riri kūpapa, ki te mahi ngātahi a ngā whakapono, ki te ipurangi me te  tuakoi wai i a tātou e rapu ana i te maungārongo o te ao

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Waking the Buddha

posted on 22 May 2014

A new book called Waking the Buddha by Clark Strand looks at the SGI movement.

See the 2min youtube video here 

SGI President Ikeda interviewed by

posted on 17 March 2014

On March 16, kosen-rufu day, New Zealand’s largest independent online news site published its interview with President Ikeda. The interview covers The role of human dignitypassive violencereligious cooperationthe internet and the water hemisphere [with New Zealand in the centre] in the quest for global harmony.

Opening of Everything You Treasure – A World Free From Nuclear Weapons Exhibition in Hastings

posted on 16 March 2014

Some 80 people gathered in the warm evening light of Hastings’ Civic Square for the opening of the exhibition Everything You Treasure – A World Free from Nuclear Weapons at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 18 February 2014.

Proceedings kicked off with a speech from Lawrence Yule, Mayor of Hastings District Council. A sound system malfunction was addressed by removing microphones and speaking from the heart across the still Square. Mayor Yule mentioned his memories of the anti-nuclear struggle of the 1980s, and Prime Minister David Lange’s famous quip to his opponent at the Oxford Union Debate: “I can smell the uranium on your breath.” This, he noted, was an example of the courage New Zealand had to stand up to world powers and declare itself nuclear free. 

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