News

Civil Society Must Push Nuke Ban

By Daisaku Ikeda (The Japan Times, Feb. 28, 2011) Last year, important international conferences were held to tackle such pressing global challenges as climate change and nuclear disarmament. While these conferences saw the emergence of constructive new consensus,…

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Event

Peace in the World Is Everybody’s Business

Transcript of the September 23, 2007 Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series commemorative event featuring Betty Williams, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work to bring peace in her native Northern Ireland. Betty Williams’…

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Encouragement

Polish Your “Inner Sword”

by Daisaku Ikeda Those who are determined to win in the end, no matter what, are strong. In the depths of our lives, we each possess a precious “jeweled sword” that is uniquely our own. This might sword…

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The Courage to Rebuild

By Daisaku Ikeda (Originally Printed in the Japan Times on JUN 28, 2011)  “The journey of life is not smooth and unimpeded, but may be fraught with difficulties exceeding our worst nightmares,” observed Kan’ ichi Asakawa (1873-1948), a historian…

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Encouragement

Learning About Dignity

By Daisaku Ikeda (Originally printed in the Japan Times on DEC 23, 2011)  On Dec. 19 the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in New York, adopted a historic new U.N. Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. As…

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