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Apr 13 2021

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Condolence Message on the Passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Upon of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message addressed to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of Soka Gakkai members in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.

Condolence Message on the Passing of Prince Philip

Apr 10 2021

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American Educational and Research Association Recognizes Daisaku Ikeda for Contributions to Peace and Education

The American Educational and Research Association (AERA) presented Daisaku Ikeda with the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award for 2021. AERA, founded in 1916, describes its mission as, “to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.”

AERA Recognizes President Ikeda

Apr 8 2021

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Graduation and Entrance Ceremonies at Soka University, Women’s College and Soka Schools

During March and April, the Soka Schools, Soka University and Soka Women’s College held down-sized graduation and entrance ceremonies, exercising safety measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19. Daisaku Ikeda, founder of these institutions, sent messages and poems in celebration.

Soka Graduation and Entrance Ceremonies

Mar 9 2021

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“Dialogue with Nature” Photography Exhibition in Ryazan, Russia

On March 9, 2021, “Dialogue with Nature,” an exhibition of photographs by Daisaku Ikeda, opened at the Ryazan Regional Universal Scientific Library in Ryazan City, Russia.

“Dialogue with Nature” Exhibition in Ryazan, Russia

Jan 30 2021

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Vietnamese Edition of Cox-Ikeda Dialogue Published

A Vietnamese edition of The Persistence of Religion: Comparative Perspectives on Modern Spirituality, a dialogue between Harvey G. Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Harvard University, and Daisaku Ikeda, was released.

Cox-Ikeda Dialogue Vietnamese Edition

Jan 26 2021

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Annual Peace Proposal Welcomes Entry Into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty, Urges International Cooperation to Combat Pandemic

On January 26, 2021, Daisaku Ikeda released his 39th annual peace proposal, titled “Value Creation in a Time of Crisis,” marking the anniversary of the founding of the SGI.

2021 Peace Proposal news

Jan 9 2021

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Three Chinese Edition Dialogues Published

BEIJING, China: People’s Publishing House (PPH) has released simplified Chinese editions of two dialogues between Daisaku Ikeda and global thinkers and the first volume of Discussions on Youth (trade edition). The state-run publishing house is known for its books on philosophy and the social sciences. The Wisdom of Tolerance: A Philosophy of Generosity and Peace […]

Wahid, Harding & Youth Dialogues-CHS

Dec 29 2020

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Korean Edition of Rotblat-Ikeda Dialogue Published

A Korean edition of A Quest for Global Peace: Rotblat and Ikeda on War, Ethics and the Nuclear Threat, a dialogue between Nobel Peace Laureate Sir Joseph Rotblat and Daisaku Ikeda was released by JoongAng Ilbo Plus publishers.

Korean Edition of Rotblat-Ikeda Dialogue

Nov 17 2020

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Brazil’s Federal University of Piauí Presents Honorary Doctorate

On November 17, 2020, Federal University of Piauí (UFPI) in Brazil conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his lifelong contributions to science, literature, arts and culture.

Federal University of Piauí, Brazil

Oct 27 2020

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Bulgarian Edition of Second Djourova-Ikeda Dialogue Published

The publishing arm of Sofia University in Bulgaria has released a Bulgarian edition of the second dialogue between Bulgarian art historian Axinia Djourova and Daisaku Ikeda.

Djourova-Ikeda 2nd Dialogue Bulgarian Edition

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