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SGI-Peru Holds Women's Peace Forum and Commemorates the Establishment of Nichiren Buddhism

SGI-Peru women gather for peace forum

On March 29, SGI-Peru women held a forum on creating a culture of peace at the SGI-Peru Culture Center in Lima. SGI-Peru Vice Women's Leader Julia Kanashiro spoke about SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2000 peace proposal, titled "Peace Through Dialogue: A Time to Talk." Three representatives discussed how they promoted a culture of peace as they pursued their careers. Another Way of Seeing Things, a short film challenging media stereotyping based on Mr. Ikeda's essay with the same name, was screened at the event.

On April 27-28, some 700 SGI-Peru members gathered at the SGI-Peru Culture Center for a prayer service to commemorate the 755th anniversary of the establishment of Nichiren Buddhism (April 28, 1253). Participants studied the historical significance of April 28, 1253, and Nichiren Buddhism's relevance in today's world. SGI-Peru General Director Carlos Shima encouraged everyone to not be defeated by obstacles and hardships, to develop their own inner strength and to lead truly happy lives based on their daily practice of Nichiren Buddhism.

Some 700 SGI-Peru members meet in Lima

[Adapted from articles in the May 8 and 11, 2008 issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of SGI-Peru (above) and Seikyo Press]