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Topics: Important Dates 2017–2018

My dear young friends, may you:
1. Be the pillar of peace for all the world’s peoples!
2. Be the eyes of respect for the dignity of life!
3. Be the great ship of hope for the triumph of humanity![1]October 7, 2016, World Tribune, p. 2.
—Daisaku Ikeda


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2017–2018 Important Dates:

“In two years, we will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the completion of the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu. With Soka Gakkai Foundation Day, November 18, 2018, as the next goal for the advance of the Soka family, let us joyfully scale the summit of kosen-rufu through compassionate propagation, spreading the Mystic Law even more widely.

“Please promise with me to work hard over the next two years with our fellow members around the world to expand our network of Bodhisattvas of the Earth, and forge ahead with energy, wisdom and good cheer to make the triumph of mentor and disciple resound into the eternal future of the Latter Day of the Law.”[2]Ibid., p. 3. —SGI President Ikeda

February 2017

65 years since the Kamata Chapter campaign

August 24, 2017

70 years since SGI President Ikeda received the Gohonzon

September 8, 2017

60 years since second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

December 2017

• 60 years since achieving the goal of having the Gohonzon in 750,000 households in Japan

• 55 years since achieving the goal of having the Gohonzon in 3 million households in Japan

January 2, 2018

90th birthday of SGI President Ikeda

November 18, 2018

5th anniversary of the opening of the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu

(p. 3)

Notes   [ + ]

1. October 7, 2016, World Tribune, p. 2.
2. Ibid., p. 3.