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Rissho Kosei-kai is a Buddhist organization dedicated to daily living out the Buddha's teaching and promoting harmony with all life; President Nichiko Niwano leads approximately 2 million members across the world. Founded by Nikkyo Niwano and Myoko Naganuma in 1938, it stresses veneration of the Shakyamuni Buddha and adherence to the Lotus Sutra, along with world peace, interfaith cooperation, and social service. International Rissho Kosei-kai headquarters include the Great Sacred Hall, which houses a statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha, the Precious Stupa of the One Vehicle, which houses the relics of Nikkyo Niwano, and additional administrative and meeting space. The organization also operates Kosei Publishing Co, which offers Dharma World magazine and publications from Rissho Kosei-kai leaders. The Niwano Peace Foundation grew out of the peace work of Rissho Kosei-kai.