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  • "Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

    Lighting up the stage at the general meeting On October 25, an SGI-Chile Women's General Meeting was held in Santiago, Chile. The meeting brought together some 1,000 women of all ages from throughout the nation. Guests included Marion Kappeyne van de Coppello, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Chile. The theme of the meeting, "Let Us Illuminate Society with Buddhist Humanism," was expressed through a performance by the fife-and-drum corps, dances by young women and songs from a women's choir. At the meeting, a video message from Senator Isabel Allende Bussi, daughter of the late president Salvador Allende, was also shown. The following day,

  • Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

    On October 19, the Hong Kong SGI (HKSGI) Student Division held their Annual General Meeting at the HKSGI Culture Center in Kowloon. The meeting, themed "Journey," highlighted the concept of human revolution--the idea that Buddhist practice sparks a process of self-motivated inner change that positively affects the larger web of life.  Attended by more than 700 student division members, the meeting began with a drama performance portraying the process of human revolution and highlighting SGI members' commitment to one-on-one dialogue and encouraging others. The drama included a hip-hop dance, a flag dance and a rock performance, and concluded with the song

  • SGI-Nepal Holds Annual Meeting; Sponsors Symposiums on Environment and Peace

    On October 17, SGI-Nepal held its 20th Annual Meeting in Kathmandu. The meeting was attended by some 1,000 members as well as their friends and family members.  SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message in which he stated that by basing their lives on the Buddhist practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, SGI-Nepal members can overcome any obstacle and, in doing so, become a source of hope for others who are also struggling. At the meeting, plays, traditional dances and songs were performed by around 100 SGI-Nepal members including some who had traveled from Ilam District, one of Nepal's eastern-most districts, some from Pokharā, its

  • SGI-Indonesia Holds Peace Culture Festival

    On October 12, SGI-Indonesia held a peace culture festival themed "Creating a New Era of Hope in Indonesia" at the Istora Senayan indoor sporting arena in Jakarta. The event, which was cosponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia, marked both the 10th anniversary of the establishment of SGI-Indonesia as well as Youth Pledge Day, when, on October 28, 1928, Indonesian youth made a pledge for the unity of the country at the Second Youth Congress. Some 9000 people, including 1600 performers and 550 staff members, participated from across the country.  Guests included Sinta Nuriyah, former first lady of Indonesia;

  • SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

    A German edition of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume I, has been released by Herder Publishing, a German publishing company renowned for publishing religious texts. The work is a translation of the first volume of the English edition of Nichiren's writings. Prof. Dr. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer, a leading scholar of Buddhism and director of the historic Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, supervised the translation process. In his preface, he stressed that Nichiren was concerned with relieving the sufferings of the people rather than serving the needs of the ruling class, as was common during the Kamakura era. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda contributed the


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