Its funny that you should mention the education issue. While skipping through the talk pages in Wikipedia I noticed that some in SGI are quite willing to condemn academics critical of SGI as being mislead by tabloids while those speaking in favour are best next to sliced bread. Looking at the edits and propaganda going with it … some in SGI have not the faintest idea on propper academic approach on issues, which is a sad state of affairs when talking of an organisation devoted to education. I had my own conflicts with a family member still in SGI and in the end the fact that I am an academic was used against me as I was apparently unable to see the “truth”.
What SGI is practising has nothing to do with Buddhism … they hijacked an established religious practice to secure the existence of an organisation based on exploit and thereby securing the position of a whole group of individuals who gain financially. And I am sorry to say that … I look at the lives of people I have known for years and through the grape vine one knows what is happening in their lives … many of them are utter failures. I mean failure not only in a financial way, we all know how hard it can be to make ends meet at times, but on a personal and family level. Their families are much more than average simply dysfunctional – full stop.
So the bottom line is that this organistation fails to even get close to the goals it has set out for itself. Peace, Culture and Education. I talked about the Education issue already. Lets look at Culture --- its simply mediocre what SGI produces let alone its so called museums. Peace????????? Oh right the annual peace proposal. Never ever has SGI taken up human rights issues in China, Russia or the Ukraine let alone the Middle East. Never EVER have I seen proof that SG took sides with Gandhi or Martin Luther King admits there struggles while it was going on. In my books SGI is simply perverted. If I made any mistakes here ... please keep in mind that I am in Europe and at times my English ... lacks.
yep, the Area level is going away and will be combined with the chapter to be General Chapter. its a great move -- the district will now have the support they need. Regions leaders might become district leaders as well not all but some. Some have never been district leadersQuote
Anyone get the e-mail from "Danny Nagashima" on the new direction of SGI which came out on August 4? I hear it has something to do with leadership structure. Need confirmation. One thing I'm certain, Hitch will not be the new General Director nor will he be the head of public relations.