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Courageous Freedom Group

Standing at the Vanguard as Bodhisattvas With Pride

Over 1,000 members, guests and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered on Aug. 28 for a dynamic live webinar hosted by the Courageous Freedom Group under the banner “Buddhahood of Pride.” The virtual conference opened with these lines from…

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Chicago, Ill.

A Homecoming to Remember

They wore masks and smiled with their eyes, greeting one another with elbow bumps and hearty waves. After an 18-month hiatus, the second phase reopening of SGI-USA Buddhist Centers saw hybrid September kosen-rufu gongyo meetings held in person and…

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WTC Tribute in Lights with Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty

The Future Begins With America

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…

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Aarti Jain at work in Irvine, Calif., 2021. Photo courtesy of University of California, Irvine.

The Never-Give-Up Queen

SGI-USA member Aarti Jain, of Irvine, California, is a researcher who focuses on COVID-19 projects and training workshops for visiting scholars and medical students at the University of California, Irvine. The World Tribune spoke with her about her Buddhist…

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Fostering an Age of “Soft Power”

“While systems depending on hard power have succeeded by using established tools of coercion to move people toward certain goals, the success of soft power is based on volition. It is an internally generated energy of will created…

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