SGI-USA Women to Hold Grassroots Meetings During February 2005
Commemorating SGI-USA Women's Day, February 27, SGI-USA women will hold grassroots discussion meetings during February 2005 with a theme of "The Myoho Sisterhood: Making the Impossible Possible." The women will study Nichiren Buddhism through "The World of Nichiren Daishonin's Writings--A Discussion on Humanistic Religion" and Nichiren's letter of encouragement to a woman believer with a sick child, "Reply to Kyo'o." SGI-USA Women's Leader Linda Johnson said she had shared with the SGI-USA leaders at the December Executive Conference an account of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda's pledge to increase Soka Gakkai's membership to 750,000 households before his death, and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's determination as a young man to respond to his mentor's great desire, and how his attitude served as a catalyst for inspiring other youth to follow suit. The SGI-USA members hope to introduce many new members to Nichiren Buddhism during the first half of this year.