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Wellington Mayor Commends SGINZ, Announces Support For Peace Heritage Walk

posted on 4 October 2012

Mahatma Gandhi birthday commemoration held at the Gandhi statue

Mahatma Gandhi birthday commemoration held at the Gandhi statue

Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade-Brown announced Council support for the Peace Heritage Walk at the Mahatma Gandhi birthday commemoration held at the Gandhi statue at Wellington’s railway station on 2 October. The event was hosted by the Council and the Wellington Indian Association.

“The Peace Heritage Walk is an asset to the city and includes monuments and sculptures dedicated to peace, including the Hiroshima Peace Flame.

“I’m delighted to announce the Council’s support for the Peace Walk.

Mayor Wade-Brown commended the work of the Buddhist peace group Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand, as a Wellington community group, for assuming the stewardship of the Peace Heritage Walk.

“There is a lot of potential to refresh awareness of the walk as another wonderful attraction for Wellington and to reinforce our support for peace,” she says.

The Peace Heritage Walk is a public walk connecting monuments and sculptures dedicated to peace in Wellington’s inner city.   Formerly managed by the Peace Foundation of Wellington, SGINZ assumed management of the Peace Walk in July 2012.

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Wellington City Council and Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand Host United Nations International Day of Peace

posted on 29 September 2012

On a perfect spring day on Friday 21 September, over 100 people gathered to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace at the Peace Flame in Botanical Gardens in Wellington.

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A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education

posted on 21 September 2012

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly produced this film as a tool to raise awareness about the positive role that human rights education can play in fulfilling human rights.

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SGINZ Hosts Peace Education Forum

posted on 6 September 2012

On 26 August, Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand hosted a peace education forum under the theme “Humanistic Education – Creating Value in Today’s World” at its Auckland Culture Centre in Ellerslie.  The forum was attended by about 400 people. 

Among the presenters at the Forum were Daniel Sasaki from Soka University of Japan, Professor Kevin Clements from the National Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, pioneering NZ peace activist Reverend George Armstrong  and Auckland City Councillor Richard Northey. 

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