Stories of Hope

The Tenacity of Hope

Václav Havel

Václav Havel was a playwright, political dissident and president of the Czech Republic, whose service to freedom, democracy and human rights will always be remembered.

Stories of Hope

The Courage to Rebuild

Following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011, Ikeda applauds the hope, strength and resilience of those battling to rebuild their lives and communities.

Stories of Hope

Coping with Loss

The pain of losing a loved one may never be healed by time alone. Ikeda stresses however, the bonds shared with those we love continue, and that it is possible to learn from tragedy and even lead a fuller life as a result. Read here ...