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dc.contributor.authorRoper, Ken
dc.contributor.authorRoper, Mika
dc.contributor.authorGrender, Aspen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T21:14:32Z
dc.date.available2017-02-23T21:14:32Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/23245
dc.descriptionOral histories created by University of Kansas students, staff and faculty as part of the Religion in Kansas Project are archived at http://hdl.handle.net/1808/12524 in KU ScholarWorks, the digital repository of the University of Kansas.en_US
dc.description.abstractOral history interview with Ken and Mika Roper conducted by Aspen Grender in Lawrence, Kansas, on December 6, 2016. This interview features Ken and Mika Roper (husband and wife), who are members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI). Ken discusses growing up in a Catholic family in Washington state and, after a lengthy period during which he claimed no religious affiliation, his eventual involvement in SGI. Mika speaks about being raised in Yokohama, Japan in a family of practicing Soka Gakkai. The Ropers both discuss the origins of the movement, its presence in the US and Japan in recent history and now, representation in the state of Kansas, its central principles, and the tense relationship between SGI and other Buddhist groups.
dc.description.sponsorshipFriends of the Department of Religious Studies
dc.publisherReligious Studies Department, University of Kansas
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dc.rightsAll oral histories in the Religion in Kansas Project are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.
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dc.subjectSoka Gakkai Internationalen_US
dc.subjectNichiren Buddhismen_US
dc.subjectLotus Sutraen_US
dc.subjectDistrict meetingsen_US
dc.subjectJapanese religious movementsen_US
dc.titleKen Roper & Mika Roper Oral Historyen_US
dc.typeRecording, oral
kusw.kuauthorGrender, Aspen
kusw.kudepartmentReligious Studiesen_US
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