SGI Canada Newsletter, No. 55 - June 24, 2022
SGI Canada Newsletter
Issue no. 55
June 24, 2022
Welcome to the 55th issue of the SGI Canada Newsletter, a bi-weekly summary of news, upcoming events and encouragement. If you are not subscribing to the SGI Canada Newsletter, you may do so by clicking on the button below. Subscriptions are free of charge, and the SGI Canada Newsletter will be emailed directly to you.
SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s Editorial: “Shining Brightly as Ambassadors of Soka!”
In his July editorial in the Daibyakurenge study magazine, SGI President Ikeda encourages us to practise with confidence and courage:
I remember an occasion when my mentor, Josei Toda, discussing a passage from the Daishonin’s writings, said: “Faith means making up your mind. If you resolve to win through your Buddhist practice, you’ll have great and joyful victories!”
Once, during a time when the Soka Gakkai was being bombarded with slander, I met with a group of members who were working hard for kosen-rufu in their communities. After thanking and praising them for their efforts, I said: “Some people in your environment may have misunderstandings or negative impressions about the Soka Gakkai. But remember, that is why you are there. You are all ambassadors of the Soka Gakkai. With that awareness, I hope you will create an expanding circle of support and understanding for our movement in your neighbourhoods and local communities.”
All around the world, our ambassadors of Soka shine brightly. Like Shijo Kingo and Nichigen-nyo, they are challenging themselves admirably to win over every obstacle by “bringing forth the great power of faith” (cf. WND-1, 319). And they are forging understanding for our movement through their courageous voices and their sincere actions and conduct. That is why the Soka Gakkai will succeed in its endeavours.
The full editorial will be published in the August 2022 New Century.
MAKE IT YOU: MAKE IT NOW
The Soka Gakkai International Office of Public Information has launched a new campaign called MAKE IT YOU: MAKE IT NOW. The Soka Gakkai (global) website, the Daisaku Ikeda website and the Soka Gakkai official social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) will all offer powerful experiences and hope-filled articles for members and guests, in a fresh new format.
SGI Supports Launch of “Immoral Code” Film
On May 19, SGI, Amnesty International, Mines Action Canada and Article 36 supported the launch of the film “Immoral Code” in London, UK. The 23-minute documentary, created by the Stop Killer Robots coalition, and available online, calls for new international law on autonomous weapons systems. Hayley Ramsay-Jones, director of the SGI Office for UN Affairs Geneva Liaison Office and representative of the Stop Killer Robots Working Group on Intersectionality, advised the filmmakers on issues related to representation, race and gender.
The documentary is available in English with subtitles in French, Spanish and other languages.
Young Lions Group General Meetings: "The World is Yours to Change"
The Young Lions Group members across Canada are continuing to hold their Annual General Meetings by region or area throughout the month of June. The theme of the meetings is "The World is Yours to Change."
We are looking forward to vibrant, cheerful meetings throughout Canada, filled with the big smiles of our young successors!
Youth & Young Phoenix Group General Meetings: “Shining Suns of Youthful Victory!”
Each area in SGI Canada is holding its own Youth and Young Phoenix Group General Meeting throughout the month of June.
The theme for the General Meetings is “Shining Suns of Youthful Victory!”
Please contact your local Youth leaders for more information.
We hope you found this newsletter beneficial. Please email your questions or comments to email@example.com. Please note that the next SGI Canada Newsletter will appear on July 8, 2022. See you then!