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Back to listJun 12, 2008

SGI-Korea Students Sponsor Culture and Peace Activities on Campuses Nationwide; Decade of Growth Commemorated

080612kr_univ_activ.jpg SGI-Korea students' peace exhibition at a university campus

May 18, 2008, marks the tenth anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's visit to South Korea. SGI-Korea commemorated the milestone with various activities and events in May and June.

During June, SGI-Korea students are sponsoring culture and peace activities at 155 colleges and universities nationwide. By June 12, some 44,000 students, faculty and staff had attended functions hosted by SGI-Korea students on 147 campuses in 30 locales. The events are centered around exhibitions and video screenings based on Mr. Ikeda's 2008 peace proposal, "Humanizing Religion, Creating Peace." The proposal appeals for the humanization of religion as a path toward peace together with concrete proposals for protecting the planet's ecology, upholding human dignity and creating infrastructures for peace, such as an Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, an important step toward establishing the illegality of nuclear weapons.

080612kr_10yr_ldrs.jpg SGI-Korea executive leaders meeting

On May 18, 2008, SGI-Korea held an executive leaders conference at its headquarters building in Seoul, commemorating Mr. Ikeda's visit ten years earlier. The event included a screening of a video chronicling Mr. Ikeda's 1998 trip and the development of SGI-Korea during the past decade, a culture show and activity reports from the various divisions.

On the same day, the young women held commemorative meetings around the country, as well as a three-day training session from May 16 at the Cheju Korea-Japan Friendship Center on Cheju Island.

[Adapted from an article in the June 12, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]