Ikeda Forum Celebrates Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion!

With nearly 250 participants attending from 27 countries via Zoom, the 2021 Ikeda Forum exemplified a uniquely 21st century version of global citizenship. Enabling so many people in so many far flung locations to dialogue face to face about topics of importance to humankind is a technological gift that holds great potential for fostering global cultures of peace. Yet the core insight of the forum, which was based on Daisaku Ikeda’s conception of global citizenship, was that while the making of international connections is valuable, the journey toward becoming a true global citizen begins with each of us, no matter where we are located or our station in life, doing the inner work to develop our inherent wisdom, courage, and compassion.

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