The seventh annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue — called "This Noble Experiment: Developing the Democratic Spirit" — was held on Saturday, November 6. Our thanks to all who attended.
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- This year's forum was inspired by Daisaku Ikeda's contention that democracy is a way of life whose purpose is to enable people to achieve spiritual autonomy, live in mutual respect, and enjoy happiness. View event details here.
- Speakers included Vincent Harding, Anita Patterson, Fernando Reimers, Sarah Wider, LR Berger, and Virginia Benson.
On March 6, we celebrated the publication of Into Full Flower: Making Peace Cultures Happen
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- Mary Lee Morrison, Virginia Benson, and Russell Boulding were the panelists for the event. Through presentation and discussion, they explored the ideas and lives of Boulding and Ikeda, drawing lessons for how we all might contribute to the creation of peace cultures.