Soka Gakkai Sponsors Conference on Earth Charter in Florida

October 3, 1998

Source: The Tampa Tribune

On October 3, 1998, The Tampa Tribune reported that Soka Gakkai International-USA, an American-based Buddhist movement that is grounded in the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism, is sponsoring a conference on October 10th, 1998 entitled, "Share the Planet, Share the Responsibility" at the Florida Nature and Culture Center, 25 miles west of Fort Lauderdale. The conference was organized to discuss the Earth Charter, which is a two-page document setting out 21 principles in order to "reinvent an industrial-technological civilization" based on responsible care for the Earth. Meetings like this are being sponsored throughout the world in an effort to submit a final draft of the Earth Charter to the United Nations by the year 2000 for endorsement.

See also: Buddhism, Civic