Among the 120 new members inaugurated at the 25th Festive Plenary Session of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Austria, on March 7, 2015, Abt. Nissho Takeuchi, Chairperson of Daiseion-Ji was accepted as a new member of the Class 7: World Religion and celebrated with about 600 distinguished guests from around the world. He received his member certification and a badge from Prof. Felix Unger, President of the Academy.
Besides many prominent public figures, the Austrian President of State – Heinz Fischer – Protector of the Academy, and the President of State from Macedonia – Gjorge Ivanov – Protector of the Academy were also present at the event. President Heinz Fischer, gave his best wishes to the Academy. Also, introduced were the President of Serbia as Protector Serbia. As the new Honorary Senators, Erich Hödl (Vienna) and Sigram Schindler (Munich) were introduced in the ceremony. Princess Thurn und Taxis (Regensburg), Beata Baroth (Munich), Trude Kaindl Hönig (Salzburg) and Branko Stanovnik (Ljubljana) were also present as the new Honorary Citizens of Academy.
It is our honour to take a part in this historic and reputable organization. Daiseion-Ji continues to strive for the promotion of inter-religious dialogues and looks forward to working with the Academy.