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Dalai Lama to Discuss War Prevention with Havel

The Dalai Lama said Monday he would talk to former Czech President Vaclav Havel about forming a group of prominent thinkers to lead a quest to stop conflicts escalating into wars. Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, on a visit to Paris, has previously suggested joining forces with fellow Nobel Laureates including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to try to prevent wars. “If we created a group of thinkers and spiritual people who are respected around the world but don’t represent a country, a continent or economic interests, I think we could be listened to,” the Buddhist spiritual leader told a news conference. “We would be representatives of humanity and I have the profound conviction that if we went into conflict zones, we could do something. Next week I go to Prague where I will have the opportunity to meet the former Czech President Vaclav Havel, so I will discuss this with him,” he said. Full Story

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