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Ikeda Center Podcast

This is the official podcast of the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue. Founded in 1993 by Buddhist thinker and leader Daisaku Ikeda, the Center engages diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity. In addition to hosting seminars, public forums and talks, the Center also publishes books and web resources related to peace, education, and human dignity.
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Jun 2, 2016

In episode 8 of the Ikeda Center Podcast, Matt Meyer discusses the significance of love, dialogue, and unity in peace and justice movements today. He comments, “We know that in building a nonviolent movement—in education, in practical grassroots realities, and in our personal lives—that we need to confront injustice, hopelessness, and the problems that are around us in the world. So revolutionary nonviolence and a continuum of nonviolence, for me, centers around understanding our own power, in truth, in soul, and in love.”

Meyer continues, “It's time to engage in dialogue across ideological difference, across racial, ethnic, social and cultural difference, across class difference. And to look at where we have points of principal, but real unity. Without unity, and without a sense of unity among people working for a positive change, we're lost.”

Matt Meyer is a New York City-based educator, activist, and author, is coordinator of the War Resisters International Africa Support Network, and a United Nations/ECOSOC representative of the International Peace Research Association

The audio from this interview is from a series of video reflections that were posted on the Ikeda Center YouTube page in Spring 2016. 

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