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SGI-Norway Holds Commemorative Women's General Meetings

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SGI-Norway women met for a commemorative women's general meeting celebrating SGI Women's Day (June 10) at the SGI-Norway Center in Oslo on June 6, 2010. At the meeting, representatives shared how their practice of Nichiren Buddhism has positively changed their lives. SGI-Norway General Director Aud Digernes encouraged the attendees to expand the ranks of those committed to creating lasting world peace and to do so through engaging in heartfelt, one-to-one dialogue with friends.

SGI-Europe Vice Women's Leader Kimiko Brummer also attended and spoke to the women about deepening their understanding of the mentor and disciple relationship and to become beacons of hope within their communities.

On June 5, at a women's meeting held in Bergen, SGI-Norway Women's Leader Trine Furu Berg talked about the importance of sincere prayer and how it is the foundation for accomplishing a positive inner transformation in one's state of life, which the SGI terms human revolution. Ms. Digernes, also attending this gathering, expressed her hope that each woman would be a source of encouragement, wherever she is.

Approximately 100 women participated in the commemorative meetings held throughout the country, which also included meetings in the cities of Tønsberg, Trondhelm and Kongsberg.

[Adapted from an article in the July 12, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]