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Back to listJun 29, 2008

Women's Meetings Held in Latin American Countries

080718ecuador_wd.jpg A meeting in Quito, Ecuador's capital

During June 2008, SGI women in several Latin American countries celebrated the 57th anniversary of the formation of the Women's Division (WD).

On June 22, some 360 SGI-Bolivia women from Santa Cruz State gathered for a meeting at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center. In Ecuador, meetings were held on June 21 and 22 in various cities. On June 22 in Guayaquil, participants studied "On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime," one of Nichiren's writings. In the Dominican Republic on June 29, an inaugural meeting for younger WD took place at the SGI-Dominica Culture Center. Participants discussed the life-state of Buddhahood. From June 10-29, SGI-Chile WD gathered for their meetings in nine cities throughout the country. Women exchanged opinions on women's role in creating exemplary families and societies. SGI-Uruguay held a women's leaders' meeting in Montevideo, focused on ways of studying and putting into practice the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Budhism as well as fostering capable people for the future.

080718uruguay_wd.jpg SGI-Uruguay women meet in Montevideo

[Adapted from an article in the July 18, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]