SGI Representatives Join International Interfaith Meeting in Germany

Global 2023
People from different religious backgrounds seated in a row during an event.
[© Seikyo Shimbun]

From September 10 to 12, an SGI (Soka Gakkai International) delegation led by SGI Director General for Peace and Global Issues Hirotsugu Terasaki attended the 37th International Meeting of Religions and Cultures in Dialogue, themed “The Audacity of Peace,” in Berlin, Germany. The conference was hosted by the lay Catholic association Community of Sant’Egidio. On September 11, SGI Europe Cochair Robert Harrap spoke at a session titled “A World Free from Nuclear Weapons is Possible.” Mr. Harrap introduced the SGI’s philosophy and its activities for nuclear disarmament, including the exhibition “Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons.” Mr. Terasaki met with various dignitaries including President of the Community of Sant’Egidio Marco Impagliazzo and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi.