Back to listJan 26, 2012

SGI-UK Members Attend Holocaust Memorial

SGI-UK membersSGI-UK members in the Cathedral

SGI-UK members took part in Holocaust Memorial Day titled "Space for Peace" at Winchester Cathedral on January 26. All the pews from the cathedral were removed temporarily to allow space for a large standing audience.

A total of seven choirs, amounting to 200 people, performed individually and were also assembled together to sing 'Peace Vigil Chants at Close'. Participants included SGI-UK members and representatives from the Jewish, Muslim and Hindu faiths.

The SGI-UK representatives were allotted a space in the Cathedral where they offered prayers for peace by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and reciting portions of the Lotus Sutra.

[Adapted from an article in the February 1, 2012, issue of the SGI-UK Online News Bulletin; photo courtesy of SGI-UK]