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SGI-Europe Holds Peace Summit at Trets

From January 11 through 14, 2007, some 180 SGI representatives from 28 European countries attended an SGI-Europe Peace Summit at the SGI-European Center in Trets, southern France. Activities for 2007, including a study program on Nichiren Buddhism and summer sessions at Trets were announced. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message conveying his appreciation for the European members' contributions to their communities, calling on them to advance courageously to achieve personal victories this year.

SGI-Europe Peace Summit participants

During the summit, it was announced that the former SGI-Europe Youth Committee will make a fresh start as the "SGI-Europe Youth Summit." SGI-UK Youth Division Leader Yasunori Hirayama was appointed chair of the steering committee comprising representative leaders of respective European SGI associations.

[Adapted from an article in the January 20, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]