The 2011 Peacemaker is now available here. The Peacemaker covers the highlights of 2011 including the Possibilities Civic Summit held in April and attended by the Dalai Lama, Mary Robinson and community activists such as Rita Fagan and John Monaghan from Rossport, as well as reports on our regular events such as the Féile Bríde, and the Famine Walk. We also include updates on our recent campaign. Please contact the Afri office if you would like to receive a hard copy of the publication.
On Wednesday, April 13th, two thousand people gathered in Dublin’s Citywest Hotel for the sold-out POSSIBILITIES 2011 civic summit. POSSIBILITIES was organised by three Irish non-profit organisations: Afri, Children in Crossfire and SpunOut.ie and aims to inspire people, young and old, to become vocal and active in transforming our country and our planet for the better.
The event was attended by the exiled and soon to retire Tibetan leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who accepted a personal invitation to come to Ireland from his close friend, Derry man Richard Moore. Richard was blinded by a rubber bullet at the age of 10, and went on to seek out and befriend the British soldier who shot him.
The Dalai Lama spoke on the subject of ‘Universal Responsibility’ and how taking action for change is something we all have a duty to do. Following the Possibilities Summit, the Dalai Lama went on to speak at events in Kildare and Limerick as part of his third visit to the Republic.