Dalai Lama addresses Forum 2000

Addressing the Forum 2000 conference currently underway in Prague, Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said the 20th century had been a century of bloodshed and violence and it was now up to the new generation to strive for a better world and make the 21st century a time of peace. He said young people need to find a broad and long-term vision which would emphasize common interests rather than differences of race or religion. The Dalai Lama stressed that while prayers were important for individuals, what the world needed now was actions.