To end the human institution of war and relegate it to history along with such barbarous practices as slavery—at one time also considered a natural and inevitable “part of human nature”—we must establish respect for the inviolable dignity of human life as the core value of our age.

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

Another Way of Seeing Things

Arnold Toynbee

Historian Arnold Toynbee dared to challenge stereotypes of people and cultures—and was fired from London University as a result.