Messages of Appreciation

This section features anniversary messages from some of our friends. These brief pieces explore ways that the work of the Ikeda Center contributes to humanistic efforts toward a world characterized by peace, creativity, and ever increasing well being and mutual understanding. Our goal is to live up to the encouragement expressed here. Our gratitude for all the members of our network, known and unknown, is deep and ongoing.

David T. Hansen: Celebrating Educational Generosity

Dr. Hansen is Weinberg Professor in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Here he celebrates open-mindedness and "educational generosity."
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Howard Hunter: A Vivid and Enduring Witness

Now Professor Emeritus of Religion at Tufts University, the Rev. Dr. Howard Hunter commends Daisaku Ikeda's focus on universal humanistic values that point us toward peace.
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Peter Stearns: A Debt to the Commitments of Dr. Ikeda

Peter Stearns explains how, as provost at George Mason University, he draws inspiration from Daisaku Ikeda's commitments to dialogue and the awareness of interdependence.
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Steven Rockefeller: A Farsighted Vision

Steven Rockefeller is Professor Emeritus, Department of Religion, Middlebury College. He values the work of the Center for many things, including its focus on universal ethical and spiritual values.
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