THE INAUGURAL WEE KIM WEE – SOKA INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON GLOBAL PEACE & UNDERSTANDING ( 3- 4 March)
We are proud to announce The Inaugural Wee Kim Wee – SOKA International Seminar on Global Peace & Understanding which will take place on 3 and 4 March 2016.
Singapore Soka Association is our generous co-sponsor for this series, which will carry on for 5 years. Together we hope to work towards the creation of a deeper understanding of peace. In Japanese, the word SOKA means “Value Creation”.
In his peace proposal, Dr Ikeda, whose thoughts and philosophy ground this Series, highlights how opening up the inner capacities of our lives can bring forth the limitless possibilities of each individual. He believes in empowering individuals to resolve global issues and achieve lasting peace.
Dr Ikeda’s philosophy of human revolution involves a transformation of mind and heart, which enables every one of us to find the true purpose in life. Like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Ikeda believes that his life is his message.
Through the years, he has promoted outstanding institutions of education and higher learning in different parts of the world. Education can be instrument of peace especially for many children in conflict zones. The question we must constantly ask ourselves is how can we “Value Create” in order to build resilient and sustainable societies.
A sustainable global society can be formed particularly through empowering the youth via education thus allowing them to tackle the challenges faced by the society. In the words of Confucius, – “if there is integrity of heart, there will be beauty of character, if there is beauty of character, there will be harmony in house, if there is harmony in house, there will be order in nation, if there is order in nation, there will be peace in the world”.
Scholars and thinkers from around the world are going to be presenting their views from many different perspectives on this important issue.
Please come and participate and help make this Inaugural event a success – and also contribute your own views in relation to the theme.
We look forward to welcoming you.
A Gandhian thinker, peace- activist, educator and author of over 70 books in English on Gandhi, Peace Education and harmony, Professor Radhakrishnan is visiting Faculty to several of world’s prestigious Universities and Peace Institutes and a Professor Emeritus.... Read More
VISWA SADASIVAN is regarded as a thinker, opinion leader and advocate of Singapore’s evolving socio-political space. ... Read More
Roshan Lee is an Australian educator with particular interest in Mathematics and Science for primary learners with an appreciation the Junior and Middle Years play in the lifelong process of moral and ethical development in the lives of children.... Read More
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HOA NGUYEN ADAM
HOA NGUYEN ADAM | Hoa has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years, mostly on international development, gender, rights and anti-human trafficking projects in Asia and Africa. The key areas of Hoa’s experience include advocacy, technical support and coordination to ensure effective organization o... Read More
He is the Chairman of Singapore Soka Association. Singapore Soka Association is part of the larger world movement of Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist organization that promotes peace, culture and education basing on the underlying philosophy of Buddhist humanism.... Read More
The Wee Kim Wee Centre is tasked to promote deeper understanding of the impact of cultural diversity on the business environment. The late Dr Wee Kim Wee, after whom the Wee Kim Wee Centre in Singapore Management University is named, had a heart for people and for lifelong learning. The Centre hosts and supports lectures, conferences, publications and aims to advance learning and thinking about cross cultural issues.
Singapore Soka Association (SSA) was officially registered with the Registry of Societies in 1972 as a Buddhist organization that aims to promote the understanding and practice of Nichiren Buddhism. The organization is committed to working towards peace, social harmony and progress. Soka means “creation of value”. It describes the core spirit of self-empowerment in Buddhism. The life-affirming Buddhist philosophy and teaching empowers one with wisdom and spirituality to live a value-creative life and be a positive influence in one’s family, community and society at large. SSA is part of an international network of Soka affiliated organisations under the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) movement that has membership in 192 countries and territories worldwide.