Dialogue Nights Returns!

It is Dialogue Nights tradition for Ikeda Center Program Manager Lillian I to welcome everyone and offer introductory remarks. This first virtual Dialogue Nights was no different. Addressing the 45 young people in attendance, she explained that Dialogue Nights seeks to give expression to Center founder Daisaku Ikeda’s conviction, gained from his many decades of engagement with openminded, openhearted dialogue, that “rich reserves of goodness . . . are equally the possession of all people” and that “if we base ourselves on the kind of dialogue that awakens and brings forth that inherent goodness, mutual understanding is possible and a path toward a resolution of the most challenging issues can be found.” Given the turbulence of the previous year, and the unknown character of the months to come, the wisdom of this conviction could not be timelier.

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