Remembering Vincent Harding

Humanity has lost a friend of the truest kind. On May 19, 2014, historian Vincent Harding passed away, due to complications from an aneurysm. A friend and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Harding was a towering, irreplaceable figure in the fields of peace, justice, religious pluralism, and social transformation. Over the course of nearly two decades, we at the Ikeda Center have benefited beyond measure from his wisdom. We are deeply grateful for the many contributions he made to our programs and publications. Please click to read more.

2019 Peace Proposal!

Center founder Daisaku Ikeda has just released the English translation of his 2019 Peace Proposal, "Toward a New Era of Peace and Disarmament: A People-Centered Approach." As with previous proposals, it combines thematic philosophical framing with specific policy proposals and action steps. In other words, how we see the world impacts how we act in it. Click through for more!

New Feature! Peacebuilding Through Dialogue Excerpts

We have created a great way for you to engage with some of the core ideas animating our new multi-author volume, "Peacebuilding Through Dialogue." In a new section of our website, you will find substantial excerpts from each of the book's thirteen chapters, as well as from editor Peter Stearns's Introduction and Conclusion and Daisaku Ikeda's Foreword. Click through to view!

A Report From Our "Fail Forward" Dialogue Nights

To be able to overcome failure, often one must transform one's view of what failure is. Is it really something to be feared? Are the consequences of failure as dire as we frequently imagine they will be? What is the relationship between success and failure? Click through to learn how participants answered these questions at our January 25th Dialogue Nights.

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Failing Forward: Dialogue Nights Photo Gallery!

Our first Dialogue Nights of 2019, and our tenth overall, featured the theme "Failing Forward: Making Your 2019 Resolutions Stick." More than 50 Boston-area university students and young professionals to engage in activities and dialogues aimed at deconstructing the fear of failure that pervades society. Click through to view a photo gallery.

Our Winter 2019 Book Sale!

Once again, we are holding a winter book sale during which all of our Dialogue Path Press (DPP) titles are available for five dollars off of the already low price of $12.95 per book (plus shipping and handling). DPP titles feature Center founder Daisaku Ikeda engaging in dialogue with diverse scholars and thought leaders on topics relating to peacebuilding, value creation, and global ethics. Click through to learn more, or go straight to our Book & Publications section to purchase!

New! Peacebuilding Through Dialogue

We are thrilled to announce the publication of our new multi-author volume, Peacebuilding Through Dialogue: Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution. Edited by Dr. Peter Stearns, and featuring contributions from thirteen scholars, the book is unprecedented in its deep, yet cross-disciplinary investigation of dialogue as a peacebuilding practice. Click through to learn more!

Dignity seminar

Seminar Explores Dignity In Displacement

We often hear about the problems and challenges that the United States and European countries face in dealing with the influx of refugees and other displaced people. Unfortunately, attention to the actual plight of these people is scarce in our public discourse. Last November, the Ikeda Center hosted a seminar for established and emerging scholars that sought to rectify this deficit. It was called “Reinvigorating Dignity in Displacement: A Dialogue Across Educational Communities," and you can click through to read an in-depth piece on the seminar.

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A Report From the 2018 Ikeda Forum

After a break in 2017, the annual Ikeda Forum resumed in 2018 to explore the topic of human rights. A capacity crowd joined scholars Catia Confortini, Jason Goulah, and Elora Chowdhury to define what we really mean when we talk about human rights and how to take actions in support of human rights in daily life. Click though for an in-depth report from this exciting event!

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Final 2018 Dialogue Nights Photo Gallery!

Our events for 2018 ended on a true high note on December 14 when a diverse group of Boston-area young people gathered for the year's final Dialogue Nights event. The room was infused with hope and optimism as more than thirty young professionals and university students explored the topic "Love: A Force Stronger Than Hate." Click though to view a photo gallery!

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