Dalai Lama Says Force of Peace Growing in the World

November 5th 2009


His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivers a talk at Heiwa-no-ishiji, the Cornerstone of Peace in Okinawa War Memorial Park, Thursday, November 5, 2009. The Nobel Peace Laureate urged the Japanese people to lead the movement for peace in the world. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivers a talk at Heiwa-no-ishiji, the Cornerstone of Peace in Okinawa War Memorial Park, Thursday, November 5, 2009. The Nobel Peace Laureate urged the Japanese people to lead the movement for peace in the world. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor)

Naha, Japan, 5 November 2009 (By Sherab Woeser,)'We witnessed anti-war rallies from Australia to America before the Iraq invasion. Popular peaceful movements brought down the Berlin wall. Indeed, in the 21st century, the force of peace is growing,' His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, Thursday.

The exiled Tibetan leader was speaking next to rows of walls inscribed with names of those killed in the Battle of Okinawa at Heiwa-no-ishiji, the Cornerstone of Peace in Okinawa War Memorial Park.

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