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 Writer's Path

Chingiz Aitmatov

Author of what has been called “the most beautiful love story in the world,” Chingiz Aitmatov underwent severe suffering in his youth.