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September 4, 2020, World Tribune
In this issue
Our Determination Creates the “Time”
Niji seson. Ju sanmai. Anjo ni ki.
With the Roar of a Lion
Stand Tall With the Majestic Dignity of Mount Fuji!
The following essay by Ikeda Sensei was originally published in the Aug. 3 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. As the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated, I am praying earnestly for everyone’s health, safety and security. Nichiren Daishonin writes, “Though calamities may come, they can be changed into good fortune” (“How the Gods Protect
A New Look and Feel
A heartfelt thanks to the readers who subscribe to, study and share the SGI- USA publications! With this issue, the World Tribune introduces an updated look and feel, with a new logo, updated fonts and more entry points into each page. The aim: to make the newspaper more accessible, readable and compelling for members and guests, amid their
The Power of the Poetic Spirit
by Mitch BogenSpecial to the Tribune How can we find unity during the turbulent, divisive summer of 2020? On July 16, the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue offered one answer with its third virtual dialogue event of the year, “The Poetic Spirit: Our Power to Reconnect a Divided World.” The event centered on a panel
Introducing the Marie and Pierre Curie Hall
Aliso Viejo, Calif.—Soka University of America’s state-of-the-art Marie and Pierre Curie Hall will debut this fall to support the new life sciences concentration for undergraduate students interested in biology, biomedical research, biotechnology, public health and medicine (pre-med). This kicks off a series of long-awaited developments toward the university’s 20th-anniversary celebrations next year. The newly appointed
Listen to volume 5 of The New Human Revolution, now available at audible.com and other major audiobook retailers, starting from $8. Champions of Hope: To My Youthful Successors Around the World and The Books of My Youth, by Ikeda Sensei, available at bookstore.sgi-usa.org for $3.95 and $8.95, respectively. Get your “One Youth. Infinite Hope.” hoodie at bookstore.sgi-usa.org for $21.95 (S–XL) and $24.95 (XXL).
Episode 8: “The Buddhist Perspective on Racism” Out Now
“You don’t fight racism on the outside; that’s like moving chairs around on the deck of the Titanic,” stresses Lawrence E. Carter Sr., dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. “It’s an inside job. That’s the hardest job because we don’t like to look at ourselves.” In this episode, hear from
Compassion Is the Way to Move People’s Hearts
Aesop’s fable “The Sun and the Wind” concerns a competition between the North Wind and the Sun to decide which of the two was stronger. The challenge was to make a passing traveler remove his cloak. However hard the North Wind blew, the traveler only wrapped his cloak tighter, but when the Sun shone, the traveler
Q: What Should I Know About The New Human Revolution?
On Aug. 14, 1957, 10 years to the day since meeting Josei Toda, Ikeda Sensei was in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, attending to his ailing mentor. They discussed how Mr. Toda would compose his Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, which he delivered a month later on Sept. 8. This declaration became his final injunction,
Join the World Youth General Meeting!
SGI youth from around the world will gather on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. ET for a virtual World Youth General Meeting, hosted by the Soka Gakkai in Japan. The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Oct. 2, 1960, when Ikeda Sensei, at age 32, took his
Re-imagining the Future of America
During this critical juncture in turning the tide of our country’s history of deeply rooted racism, the SGI-USA People of African Descent group (POAD) hosted a dynamic, live webinar on Aug. 8, drawing nearly 5,000 members and guests, who joined “The Conversation We Need to Transform Our Country.” Ikeda Sensei sent a powerful message to the
On Aug. 2, two NASA astronauts returned safely to Earth, landing by parachute in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida. The two-month mission, manned by Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, was conducted by SpaceX, the first private company to send astronauts into space (NASA retired its space shuttle program in 2011). Adding to