Spotlight: Common Threads Blog

A great resource for up-to-the-minute articles and essays relating to peace, learning, and dialogue is the Common Threads blog, hosted by Soka Gakkai International, the parent organization of the Ikeda Center. The Common Threads mission is "to generate interest in topics related to the development of a culture of peace and to stimulate a growing network of global citizens active in the pursuit of peace. It features articles written by a diverse range of contributors in the hope of providing a space for sustained dialogue and for exploring creative responses to a changing world."

Recent features include an open letter from musicians Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock urging artists and non-artists alike to lives of curiosity, compassion, and creativity; an interview with friend of the Ikeda Center Ceasar McDowell discussing the importance of voice; and an interview with Nobel Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, who says, “War is born in the minds of men, and if we are to find new paths toward the resolution of conflicts, we must disarm the armed conscience.” 

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