REMONSTRATION  


PROTESTS

REMONSTRATION
Main

SECTION 1
Remonstration Continued

SECTION 2
History

SECTION 3
Making the Change

SECTION 4
Protests

SECTION 5
Solutions and Requisites for Change

SECTION 6
Conclusion

SECTION 7
Reference Material




  1. Our protest is against the current system that allows unethical leaders to go unchallenged. Let it be known that the majority of the leaders and members are sincere and good of heart.

  2. Letters to World Tribune mailbox from members have been almost completely suspended. Please explain why.

  3. Covering up for irresponsible fellow leaders especially in the higher positions in the name of protecting the organizations image. See details in Section 2.

  4. Misusing doctrines of our faith to silence the people from the inside. See details in Section 3.

  5. Ignoring President Ikeda and Makiguchi's guidelines concerning the structure of the organization. See Victorious America.

  6. Not celebrating the birthday of the True Buddha, the date of  the invocation of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and the inscription of the Dai-Gohonzon on a national level in the  SGI-USA.  On numerous occasions we have requested to celebrate these events and we were told that we are free to celebrate them locally as we wish. But we do not celebrate them on a national level. Please explain why. Is it because the leadership feels apprehensive that if we celebrate these events, the membership might be tempted to see the Dai-Gohonzon, thereby possibly being influenced by the Temple? If this is the case then we can't agree. We can't let Nikken influence us in this way as to not celebrating some of the most important  dates of our faith on a national level. On the contrary we should use these significant dates to strengthen our determination to bring back the Dai-Gohonzon to the people.

  7. We are protesting the dismissals of  the junior leaders who questioned and challenged the actions of some of the top leaders in the organization, which led to their dismissals. See details in Section 2 and the experiences in the Page of Courage.

  8. We protest the denial of the people's basic fundamental right to hold the leaders accountable to them. See details in Section 2 and Section 3.

December 22, 2000

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