Back to listJan 14, 2007

SGI-USA Opens New Center in Guam

On January 14, 2007, SGI-USA opened a new center on Guam in response to the recent increase in membership. The new center has a prayer hall on the first floor, and several multi-purpose halls on the second floor. A chorus san a song about world peace for the opening. SGI-USA General Director Daniel Nagashima congratulated the Guam members on their new center, reflecting on the historic establishment of the SGI on Guam Island on January 26, 1975. He encouraged those present to contribute to the happiness of everyone in their society based on the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.

Local SGI members celebrate the opening of their new center

On January 13, the new Guam center hosted "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace," an exhibition introducing the three pacifists from different cultures and continents and their shared path of dedication to promoting human rights and improving the lives of all people. On the same occasion, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda were designated "Honorary Principals" by the Guam Education Policy Board and the Administration of the Guam Public School System in recognition of the opening of the new center.

[Adapted from an article in the January 29, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]