New "Introduction to the Ikeda Center" Essay

The Ikeda Center was founded by Daisaku Ikeda as the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century on September 24, 1993, the day of his Harvard University lecture, “Mahayana Buddhism and Twenty-first Century Civilization.” In 2009, Mr. Ikeda agreed to our request to change our name to the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, which reflects our founders commitment to these ideals and more clearly expresses the objectives of our work.From the start, center programs have focused on the mission of bringing a diverse mix of scholars and other socially-engaged individuals together to help establish a shared global ethic across cultures and religions.

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