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SGI-Luxembourg Participates in Interfaith Concert


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On March 14, 2010, the interfaith organization Action Groupe Inter-Religions (AGIR) sponsored an interfaith concert at the Protestant Church of Luxembourg in the center of Luxembourg City. SGI-Luxembourg members were among the performers. More than 200 representatives of various local faith-based communities attended.

The concert showcased a variety of performances such as Tibetan songs, chants, dance, readings of religious texts and poetry. SGI-Luxembourg representatives performed a dance and read poetry. The concert also included presentations on religion and peace by spokespersons from the Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Baha'i traditions.

SGI-Luxembourg has been a member of AGIR for close to two years. AGIR holds an annual interreligious event, inviting members from different religious communities in Luxembourg.

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Also, from March 19-21, SGI-Luxembourg participated in the annual Festival des Migrations at LuxExpo, Kirchberg, Luxembourg. SGI-Luxembourg sponsored an educational booth at the event showcasing various writings on Buddhist humanism and the philosophy and activities of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda.

This was the third year SGI-Luxembourg has participated in the festival, which includes more than 300 booths. Some 20,000 visitors attended the three-day event.

The Festival des Migrations holds an important place on Luxembourg's cultural calendar. Approximately 40 percent of the country's population is comprised of residents from other countries. The festival brings together this diverse populace, providing opportunities to share cultural and religious traditions. The festival plays an important role in building and improving the multicultural community in Luxembourg.


[Adapted from a report from SGI-Luxembourg; photos courtesy of SGI-Luxembourg]