The Lotus Sutra urges us to resist the dehumanization of religion and religion’s tendency to become divorced from reality and to steadfastly redirect religion to its prime focus, that of the human being. When religion departs from the human being, it becomes nothing more than a means for controlling people.

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.