Jan. 26, 1975
Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Established

Ikeda established the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in response to the growing number of Soka Gakkai members in countries outside of Japan. 158 delegates from 51 countries participated in the inaugural conference held on the island of Guam, where Ikeda was appointed as SGI president. Today, there are some 12 million SGI members in over 190 countries. [www.sgi.org]

[See also "A Grassroots Movement" in PEACEBUILDER]

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