Vincent Harding and Daisaku Ikeda explore the meaning of the civil rights movement for the peace builders of our time
“A groundbreaking dialogue”
Krista Tippett, host of “On Being with Krista Tippett”
The newest publication from our Dialogue Path Press is
America Will Be! Conversations on Hope, Freedom, and Democracy. In this unique cross-cultural dialogue, historian Vincent Harding, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., and Center founder Daisaku Ikeda draw lessons from the historic events of the civil rights movement. The movement’s victories, say the authors, expressed a profound vision of freedom, equality, and nonviolent social change that can and should guide our modern experiments in democracy. Above all, their message is one of hope and human possibility.
Engage with Dr. Harding’s ideas at the Ikeda Center website
Dr. Vincent Harding is chairperson of the Veterans of Hope Project at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, where he is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Social Transformation. His books include Hope and History: Why We Must Share the Story of the Movementand Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero. Professor Harding has collaborated with the Ikeda Center for many years, and has a strong presence on our site. Here are some great resources to check out.