Uganda Lecture World Tour Report
On June 23, 2012, Master Ryuho Okawa gave a lecture titled “The Light of New Hope” in Uganda, Africa, marking this as his fifth continent for his overseas lectures. The lecture was held at the nation’s largest stadium, Mandela National Stadium.
The lecture was broadcast live on 3 national stations and was on newspapers and radio stations as well. There were many who said that they want to help with the activities of Happy Science.
Several thousand people attended Master Ryuho Okawa's lecture, "The Light of New Hope"
Master Ryuho Okawa gave the lecture “The Light of New Hope” in English in front of several thousand people
Master taught about the basic teachings of Happy Science, which is the Fourfold Path (Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection, Progress) and said that the aim of Happy Science is to create utopia on earth through love and enlightenment.
Master strongly told the people of Africa...
“Please be confident of yourself. You have possibility. You can do everything. You are not inferior to US or European people. Human race started from here, Africa.”
[Master Ryuho Okawa | The Light of New Hope-Uganda]
There were many good comments from the participants and about 90% of the people became members that day
Comments from the people who attended:
“By hearing Master’s lecture today, I thought that I could forgive the tragedy that happened in the past history of Africa through the teachings of forgiveness and love."
“It was truly a miracle. It was raining very hard, but once Master came on the stage it stopped. I felt it was a miracle done by Lord El Cantare.”
“I felt very motivated. I was inspired by the teaching that we can be the leaders of the world.”
"I will change the country of Uganda by promoting Happy Science activities because I have got a new life today."
"It was excellent. The lecture has increased my faith and I have learned to love one another. I truly felt that by believing in El Cantare, everything is possible. I will change my life by loving others as I love myself."
"I feel Uganda has got a new life of happiness and love. Master's lecture has washed all the sins in the continent of Africa and Uganda as a country."
14 Media and Press companies came and the lecture was broadcast live on 3 TV stations
The lecture was broadcast on 3 TV stations (Uganda National TV UBC, WBS, and NBS) and also reported on the news that night.
The WBS television network introduced the lecture by saying, "Master Ryuho Okawa said that courage is the key to shift from poverty to a happy life and when you understand love and forgiveness, a bright future will open. Also, the mission as El Cantare is to bring happiness to humanity."
Also, Bukedde/Urban television station showed the concert before the lecture and an interview from the Africa Regional Head and reported, "This is the first lecture in Africa and the theme is to bring hope and prosperity to African people."
As of now, there has been coverage of the lecture on 4 newspapers ‘Daily Monitor’, ‘Bukedde, ‘New Vision’, and ‘Observer’ and on 3 radio stations.
The lecture is scheduled to show on UBC and local TV stations throughout Africa.
Comments from the Media and Press:
“It was a great lecture. It gave me insight into my life. I pray that he will be back next year."
“The lecture was excellent. It gave me hope and taught me to love others and be kind to others.”
“I really appreciated Master’s lecture today. It gave hope to many Ugandans and Africans. It opened Ugandan people’s eyes to the world of happiness, wisdom, and forgiveness. The way to get out of poverty is to work hard and be happy.”
“I especially like the comment when Master talked about Uganda being a good country and how he appreciates the people here. Also, he talked about the importance of loving each other. I think it was a deep message to Ugandans. Master’s lecture touched the hearts of Ugandan people. He talked to our country that we need to understand about love and wisdom. He gave us courage to be a strong country like Japan. ”
“It gave me hope and confidence that we can become the top of Africa. We can advance greater if we love one another and if we are happy. We can perform miracles to become better.”