Lawrence Edward  Carter Sr.-A Baptist Preacher's Buddhist Teacher

Lawrence Edward Carter Sr.


Lawrence E. Carter, Sr. has spent his career working to realize Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision for peace and justice through education and action, including lectures at universities and seminaries around the world. His mission was dramatically renewed after meeting Buddhist educator Daisaku Ikeda. Dedicated to interfaith dialogue, Carter has spoken to Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist communities, as well as to more than eighteen Christian denominations. He is also a tenured professor of religion at Morehouse, a Baptist minister, and author of four books.


A Baptist Preacher's Buddhist Teacher: How My Interfaith Journey with Daisaku Ikeda Made Me a Better Christian

In this inspiring, soul-stirring memoir, Lawrence E. Carter Sr., founding dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, shares his remarkable quest to experience King's "beloved community" and his surprising discovery in mid-life that King's dream was being realized by the Japanese Buddhist philosopher and tireless peace worker Daisaku Ikeda.

Introducer: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District, which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties, and all of Rockdale County. Prior to taking his seat in Congress in 2006, Rep. Johnson practiced criminal defense law in Georgia for twenty-seven (27) years. He served twelve (12) years as a magistrate judge, and five (5) years as a county commissioner. Rep. Johnson is married to DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and has two adult children.

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A Baptist Preacher's Buddhist Teacher

In this inspiring, soul-stirring memoir, Lawrence E. Carter Sr. shares his quest to experience Martin Luther King Jr.’s “beloved community”. Carter discovered that King’s dream was being realized by the Japanese Buddhist philosopher and tireless peace worker Daisaku Ikeda. Carter knew that King had been inspired by Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu. now Ikeda, a Buddhist, began showing Carter how King’s message of justice, equality, and the fundamental dignity of life could be carried to millions of people around the world. What ensued was not a conversion but a conversation—about the essential role of interfaith dialogue, the primacy of education, and the value of a living faith to create a human revolution and realize King’s dream of a “global world house.” BUY THIS BOOK!

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