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David Hansen
David Hansen spoke in 2007 on the purposes of education

American Renaissance
Community
Dialogue
Environmental & Global Ethics
Humanistic Education & Philosophy
Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue
Peace
Restorative Justice
Social & Economic Justice
Understanding Death, Appreciating Life
Women's Leadership

 

American Renaissance
The legacy of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman is central to the American character. These resources explore that legacy, with special attention to intercultural resonances.

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Community
This section examines the challenge of community: strengthening local relationships and identity while pursuing the creation of global values.

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Dialogue
In the vision of Daisaku Ikeda and the Center, dialogue is the primary tool for bridging our differences and pooling our wisdom for a healthier, more harmonious world.

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Environmental & Global Ethics
The core values of sustainability and interdependence are distilled most clearly through inquiries into the right relationship of humans with one another and with the natural world.

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Humanistic Education & Philosophy
With John Dewey and Soka education providing a foundation, the Center seeks to define the essential character and purposes of education in the twenty-first century.

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Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue
In 2004, the Center instituted the annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, honoring founder Daisaku Ikeda's commitment to dialogue as the surest path to peace. These reports are cross-posted according to their respective themes.

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Peace
The quest for peace is at the heart of the Center's work. These resources explore the complex questions of what peace actually is and how best to achieve it.

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Restorative Justice
In a 2003 seminar series, the Center brought together thinkers and activists to explore creative alternatives to our dominant model of retributive justice.

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Social & Economic Justice
Lost in the post-9/11 environment was the fact that matters of social and economic justice remained urgent as ever. In 2011, justice is again a topic of debate and concern.

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Understanding Death, Appreciating Life
The Center's core inquiry for 2008: What can we learn from our experiences with death and dying? How can we learn to enjoy the cycles of birth and death?

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Women's Leadership
World peace depends on the vision, insights, and leadership of all humans. Over the years, the Center has invited a number of dynamic women to share their ideas and inspirations as we move forward.

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Ikeda Center
396 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: (617) 491.1090 Fax: (617) 491.1169

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