30th Anniversary of the Florence Culture Center

Italy 2022
People sitting in a hall
[© Seikyo Shimbun]

On June 26, Soka Gakkai Italy held an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the opening of its culture center in Florence. It brought together members, community leaders and faith representatives, including the president of the Regional Council of Tuscany, Eugenio Giani, and Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, the Catholic Archbishop of Florence. Youth members presented a statement developed together with other faith representatives, expressing their resolve to contribute to world peace. The event was attended by 2,500 people, livestreamed with some 15,500 views and covered by national and local newspapers. On June 27, the “Heritage of Life” climate action exhibition, created by Soka Gakkai Italy, opened at the same venue to mark the anniversary.