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The quest for peace, like peace itself, is multi-faceted. It includes dimensions of justice, education, nonviolence, creativity, and mutual understanding. Similarly, our vision for future peace, to be workable, must be inclusive and pluralistic. Since 1993, the Ikeda Center has sought to explore the multiple dimensions of peace from as many perspectives as possible.

In this section, which features articles, lectures, and interviews, you can experience the cumulative wisdom of the thinkers who have been associated with the Center, and co-investigate the themes that have been explored through our events, dialogues, and projects.


This section is organized by name, and the content features first-person material in the form of interviews, essays, and lecture transcripts. Friends of the Center included heremore than two dozen in allrange from Oscar Arias to Walden Bello, Elise Boulding to Mary Catherine Bateson.

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This section is organized by topic. Some of the material overlaps with the Thinkers section, but includes additional articles, feature stories, and in-depth event summaries. What do Dialogue and Restorative Justice have in common? Humanistic Education and Environmental Ethics?

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“Dialogue has the power to break down the walls of mistrust, hatred, and division in the hearts of people everywhere.”

- Daisaku Ikeda, on the occasion of the first Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, 2004


Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue
396 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: (617) 491.1090 Fax: (617) 491.1169

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