To mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, the World Tribune is reprinting the poignant message Daisaku Ikeda sent to the members of the SGI-USA on its one-year anniversary. In it, Ikeda conveys the important role that America plays in securing peace for all humanity. This message was originally published in the Sept. 6, 2002, World Tribune.

Read the “The Future Begins With America” in your upcoming September 10, 2021 issue of the World Tribune or online.