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Peace Essay

posted on 30 September 2016

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We are constantly confronted by images of violence but rarely by images of peace. 

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Inga Boyd promotes friendship through random acts of kindness

posted on 12 March 2014

Inspired by another member in her local Lower Hutt Buddhist group (Te Awa Kairangi) to break down barriers through talking to people on the train Inga Boyd came up with Giftism.

Giftism is a project described as ‘Promoting joy through sharing baking with strangers’

On her blog ( introduction she writes:

For the month of December, I’m embarking on a social experiment to see if I can promote a sense of joy and connectedness in my community. I’m going to do this by giving away baking to fellow passengers during my daily commute to work.

It’s the festive season, and it’s supposed to be all about giving – right? I’ve never tried anything like this before, but I do believe there is something pretty powerful in the act of giving without the need to receive anything in return.

To make things a bit more exciting – I’m not a great baker. Up until today I didn’t own a measuring cup or electric beaters, and my repertoire of baked goods includes scones, easy chocolate cake (recipe from home economics class at high school) and a lemon cake.

Unexpectedly her experiment caught on 

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SGINZ at the International Cultural Day celebrations in Auckland

posted on 2 April 2012


Members from SGINZ Student Division and Youth Division volunteered on April the 1st to support the Auckland Peace City Stall hosted by the Peace Foundation and the UNANZ stall at the International Cultural Day celebrations in Auckland.

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March 16: Youth taking the lead!

posted on 16 March 2012

March 16, the day in 1958 that 2nd Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda passed on the responsibility for achieving kosen-rufu specifically to Daisaku Ikeda, who became the 3rd president in 1960, and generally to all the youth.  Today is a fresh start, a day of renewed determination to take responsibility to advance kosen-rufu.

Courage, strength and wisdom well up in those who consciously take on everything as the protagonist and person responsible for achieving their goals. Unlimited wisdom and ardent resolve arise from a sense of responsibility.  Daisaku Ikeda