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SNI-Online September 2008

Japan---SNI Receives Int'l Recognition for ISO Activity

The fact that Seicho-No-Ie, a religious juridical person, acquired ISO14001 certification of its 66 missionary centers, spiritual training centers, and other sites in Japan by March 2008 was introduced in the July-August 2008 issue of the ISO Management Systems (A-4 size, color), the magazine published by the ISO Headquarters.


Japan---HOZO Shrine Urabon Memorial Festival

The 53rd Hozo Shrine Urabon Memorial Festival was solemnly held from August 17 to 19 at the Seicho-No-Ie Uji Temple in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture.


Brazil---Jr. Spiritual Training Seminar

In Brazil, a Divinity Development Junior Spiritual Training Seminar (Portuguese and Japanese) was held at two Spiritual Training Centers from July 18 to 27. The number of participants totaled 789.


Germany---24th Europe Spiritual Training Seminar

The 24th Europe Spiritual Training Seminar was held from July11 to 13 at a youth hostel in Bad Kissingen in central Germany. A total of 38 people from Germany, Austria, France and Sweden participated.


Republic of China---Spiritual Training Seminar for Youth

A Seicho-No-Ie Republic of China Spiritual Training Seminar for College, Professional and High School Students was held from July 4 to 6 at the Jinshan Youth Center in Taipei. The theme of the Seminar was “In Order to Build Better Human Relations.”


Hong Kong---Readers' Meeting & Parents' Class

In Hong Kong, four events were held in Japanese and Chinese from June 13 to 15 at the meeting place of Seicho-No-Ie Hong Kong Readers’ Meeting, Inc. (Representative: Mrs. Machiko Kwok) in Kowloon. The events included a Readers’ Meeting, a Parents’ Study Class and a Readers’ Meeting for Leaders.


Republic of Korea---World's Eco-Life

In the Republic of Korea, eating meat is popular today, so it is not easy to propose no-meat diet. However, with the construction of the Kwang Myong Hoy building in 2002, we now have a kitchen in the building and can cook our own food.


Japan---SNI Int'l HQ Opens an English Website

As announced in the Movement Policy since 2007, the International Headquarters opened the Seicho-No-Ie International Headquarters website (English version) in July of this year.