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Peace image by ZR

Peace image by ZR

Making Peace

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) have organised a meeting entitled ‘Making Peace’ to be held at Sussex South Coast College on 14 April 2016. A talk will be given by Robert Harrap, general director of SGI-UK starting at 7.30 pm. Zelly Restorick asks Mark Bishop about the talk and SGI.

What is the inspiration for this talk and who is Robert Harrop?

Robert Harrap is the general director of SGI-UK. The inspiration for his talk ‘Making Peace’ is the current peace proposal presented to the United Nations in January of this year by Daisaku Ikeda. Ikeda has submitted detailed peace proposals offering solutions to a variety of global problems to the UN every year since 1983.

Robert Harrap is an inspiring speaker and I can tell you that it will be a well-run and a warm gathering of people and there will be some nice refreshments. There are around 15,000 members in SGI-UK and I am one of them. The organisation is divided into districts and to name a few local ones, we have districts in Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Winchelsea and Rye. There will be information available at the meeting.

Who are SGI?

SGI stands for Soka Gakkai International which means ‘Society for the creation of value’. The SGI is a lay Buddhist organisation founded on the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin. Nichiren Daishonin (1222-1282) lived in Japan. The original Soka Gakkai was founded in Japan in 1930 by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda who were its first and second presidents respectively. The current president of SGI is Daisaku Ikeda.

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Posted 08:41 Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 In: Campaigns

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