Religion and Science

The relationship between religion and science is generally uncontroversial amongst Soka Gakkai followers. In fact, the movement has two universities – one in Tokyo (founded in 1971) and one in Orange County, California (founded in 2001). Its Tokyo university campus opened with three faculties – Economics, Law, and Letters – in 1971 (“History | SOKA UNIVERSITY | Discover Your Potential” 2018). The Engineering faculty was added in 1991 and was expanded to Science and Engineering in 2015, while Nursing was added as a faculty in 2013. The California university is a four-year liberal arts college and graduate school which states that it was “founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life” (Soka University of America 2018).

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