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Back to listJul 21, 2010

Seminar on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's Peace Proposals Held at University in Mexico

100731youth_peace_summit.jpg At the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Azcapotzalco, Mexico

From June 28-29 and on July 5 and 21, 2010, SGI-Mexico and the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) in Azcapotzalco, Mexico, cosponsored a series of seminars titled "Ikeda Seminar: For Sustainable Peace and Human Rights" at the university.

The ongoing series, first started in 2008, provides students with an opportunity to study and discuss SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's peace proposals and philosophy as well as learning about his various activities for peace. 

UAM Rector Dr. Enrique Fernández Fassnacht attended on July 21, the concluding day of the seminar. Dr. Fernández expressed his appreciation for the seminar's continuity and shared his view that SGI and Mr. Ikeda's activities break a trend in thinking that individuals are powerless to affect positive change in society. Dr. Fernández also stated his strong belief in Mr. Ikeda's message that a change in one individual can lead to change in the world.

[Adapted from an article in the July 29, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan: photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]