Back to listJan 24, 2011

SGI-UK Youth Take Part in Multi-Faith Awareness Week

110124uk_croydon-college-event.jpgAt Croydon College of Further Education in South London (January 24)

On January 24, SGI-UK youth members were invited to Croydon College of Further Education in South London to join the Multi-Faith Awareness Week for youth aged 16-19. This was the first time that SGI members have taken part in this event. Representatives from different faiths including Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Christianity attended.

Activities included a drama and art workshop for students and teachers, themed "Be the Change You Wish to See," facilitated by four SGI-UK members. The session included an explanation of the SGI and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda conveyed through a passage from his book, Discussions on Youth.

Participants also split into groups to discuss the meaning of friendship and how to resolve potential conflicts with friends using dialogue and role-playing. Following the workshops, the youth shared their personal determinations for 2011.

One-on-one dialogues about Buddhism were also held with some 50 students and SGI-UK members handed out bookmarks and cards with quotes from Mr. Ikeda.

 [Adapted from an article in the March 2, 2011, issue of the SGI-UK Online News Bulletin; photo courtesy of SGI-UK]