SGINZ Summer Camp UHG/HS – 2022 DECEMBER

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Kia Ora to all our SGINZ UHG/HS friends 😊🌈UHG/HS leaders are planning to have a camp next year around December - yes it is summer camp ☀️🏖️ We had an awesome Fun Camp this year therefore we would like to have it again and this time we want to have more friends to join in! In order to plan ahead, we would like to know roughly how many of you are interested and get some ideas how the camp would look like 🥳🥳🥳 Please complete this Expression of Interest form by 25th October 2021 at 6 pm. SGINZ Summer Camp 2022 RegistrationCan't see a form? Try this link
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SGINZ Statement on the Mass Shooting at the Mosques in Christchurch

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On behalf of the Soka Gakkai International New Zealand Buddhist community we offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the loved ones of those who lost their precious lives as well as those wounded in the senseless act of terrible violence that occurred in Christchurch. We stand together in mourning and in solidarity with the affected families, the Muslim community and people of Christchurch. (more…)
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New Zealand Open Day – 26 August

New Zealand Open Day – 26 August

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 On Sunday 26th Aug 2018, SGINZ will be hosting the New Zealand Open Day under the theme 'Peace Through Humanity and Diversity'. There will be an exhibition, games, entertainment, kids story telling, Introduction to Buddhism and more. The venue is the SGINZ's New Zealand Culture Centre at 40 Eaglehurst Road, Ellerslie, Auckland. The Open day will be from 10am until 1pm, all are welcome to attend, this event is open to the public.  
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Tūmanako 2018

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This year is looking like it will be bigger and better Tūmanako exhibitions than ever. HERE'S THE INFORMATION For information on the Auckland event below (more…)
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TŪMANAKO! Whakatāne Children’s World Peace Flags

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Report by Laura Gow On 6 August 2017, the opening ceremony for Tūmanako was held outside Whakatāne library. It was an amazing community celebration with over 450 people attending. The ceremony began with a Karakia and blessing, and included items from the Schools throughout Whakatane. This was followed by words from Whakatāne’s Mayor, Mr Tony Bonne and a waiata sung by members of SGINZ. A representative from each of the nineteen schools that took part in Tūmanako cut the ribbon at the entrance of the library to open the exhibition. Due to exhibition space being limited, the Whakatāne District Council decided that rather than ask each child to create an artwork for peace, instead they would encourage children to design and create a peace flag for Tūmanako.  Preschools and primary…
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SGI urges nuclear weapons abolition at Vatican conference

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Tokyo, 13 November, 2017: Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons and urged increased efforts in raising awareness at the conference on ‘Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament’ held at the Vatican in Rome on 10/11 November. Mr Ikeda stated: ‘Nuclear weapons are dangerous from a security perspective. From an ethical and moral perspective, they are wrong. This renders them unacceptable in any hands. With the geopolitical risks of nuclear conflict rising to unprecedented levels, it is vital that this awareness be shared widely by all people.’ He also stressed the SGI’s educational focus on creating opportunities for dialogue. ‘This can foster a shared awareness…
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BAN TREATY OFFERS CHANCE FOR A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR ARMS

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SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES The crucial second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons will take place from June 15 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Almost 130 countries, or two thirds of U.N. member states, participated in the first round of negotiations held at the end of March, which became the site of vigorous debate with the active participation of civil society. Nuclear weapons are capable of annihilating humankind and the global ecosystem, and the threat they pose is, if anything, growing. The upcoming negotiations seek to achieve a fundamental breakthrough in this situation. “We hibakusha have no doubt that this treaty can — and will — change the world.” This statement made by an atomic bomb survivor at the March negotiations was…
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