SGI-Kenya Holds Buddhist Seminar and SGI-Cameroon Youth Learn about Sustainability
On February 25, 2007, SGI-Kenya sponsored a seminar on Buddhism in Nairobi with some 40 members and guests in attendance. Since launching their organizational newspaper Hekima ya Maisha (Swahili for "Wisdom for Life") in 2006, SGI-Kenya members have been sharing it with their friends and interest in the SGI has grown. Following the seminar, many who attended expressed a desire to learn more about Nichiren Buddhism. At the gathering, a core Buddhist concept, "human revolution"--transforming one's environment through one's own positive inner transformation, was introduced. A youth group performed a traditional drum cadence and a children's chorus sang.
SGI-Cameroon youth held a seminar titled "Be the Lighthouse of Wisdom and Courage for the Betterment of Society" on February 24 and 25 in Yaoundé, the capital. Participants studied Nichiren`s writings and an expert in water resource management lectured on sustainable development through equal distribution of water resources. Following a question and answer session and a cultural performance, participants broke into small groups to discuss practical ways to contribute to their local communities and society at large.
[Adapted from articles in the March 23, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]