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Creating Hope in Guam

Amid North Korea’s threat of a nuclear attack on Guam, the SGI-USA members have increased efforts to share Buddhism with their friends and community.

Photo: Peter Patrick Salas.


A mother and her two daughters join the SGI on Aug. 15. Amid North Korea’s threat of a nuclear attack on Guam, the SGI-USA members there have increased their efforts to share the life-affirming philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism with their friends and community.

SGI President Ikeda established the Soka Gakkai International on the Pacific island of Guam on Jan. 26, 1975, during the First World Peace Conference, a gathering of Soka Gakkai representatives from 51 countries and territories. President Ikeda writes of that day: “Guam was chosen as the site for these events out of the conviction that, due to the tragic history it endured during World War II, it possesses a profound mission to serve as the starting point for world peace” (Feb. 6, 2015, World Tribune, p. 2).

 

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