Back to listMay 25, 2008

SGI-Canada and SGI-Chile Young Women's Meetings

On May 16-19, 2008, SGI-Canada young women gathered for a four-day conference at SGI-Canada Caledon Centre for Culture and Education, about 80 kilometers northwest of Toronto. Some 60 gathered from throughout the country. Participants studied "The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life," one of Nichiren's writings, using SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's recent lecture on the same writing. SGI-Canada Young Women's Leader Judy Lu called on everyone to become trusted in their respective workplaces, schools and communities. SGI-Canada Executive Advisor Akiko Izumi and General Director Tony Meers encouraged the young women to build friendships toward the success of their youth culture festival to be held in 2010, the Soka Gakkai's 80th anniversary.

080604canada_ywd.jpg SGI-Canada young women

On May 25, some 30 SGI-Chile young women met for a study session at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago. Two representatives led a study of "The Drum at the Gate of Thunder" from Nichiren's writings. Participants discussed what it means to act in the same spirit as one's mentor and how to become trusted leaders in their respective arenas of society.

[Adapted from an article in the June 4, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]