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The ‘S Pin’ Is a Symbol of Hope

Photo by Yvonne Ng.

In the DC Universe, the iconic “S shield” worn by Superman, Supergirl and other members of the House of El represents the Kryptonian symbol for “hope.”

In the SGI-USA, the recently introduced “S pin” honors another type of hero: those who compassionately introduce, or “shakubuku” another person to start their Buddhist practice and join the SGI community.

The “S pin,” as well as a commemorative Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu booklet with frameable photos, will be presented to sponsors monthly at local Soka 2030 meetings that fall after the date when their guest joins.

Adin Strauss, SGI-USA general director, said that while the act of shakubuku brings limitless benefit to everyone involved, “Still, we as a community want to express appreciation for each person’s actions to expand our kosen-rufu movement at a time when it’s needed the most.”

May 10, 2024, World Tribune, p. 4

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