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"I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. It is the foundation for world peace."

Dalai-Lama, Kwasniewski for Anyiam-Osigwe

October 20, 2008

By Chinyere Okoye
This Day (Nigeria)
October 17, 2008

In its effort to deepen the Emmanuel Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe's
development philosophy and its universal principles, His Holiness,
Dalai-Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet will deliver this year's
lecture keynote address.  To share the podium with the Tibetan leader
will be the former President of Poland, Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski.

The lecture series put together by the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe
Foundation has developed a life of its own while many world leaders
from former Israeli Prime Minister, Simon Peres, wife of former
British Prime Minister, Mrs. Cherrie Blair, United States former Vice
President Al Gore, Former President of South Africa P.W De Clerk,
former British Prime Minister John Major among others have been past
keynote address speakers.

The lecture that will hold at its traditional venue, Nigeria
Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos on
November 27, 2008 will have as its theme "The Unity of The Absolute,
the Oneness of All Religions: Value Guided Conduct as a Universal
Tenet and Propriety as a Way of Life for Mankind."  Dalai Lama will
deliver his keynote address on the topic 'The Universality of the God
Principle, the Sense of Unity in the Teachings of the Great Masters'

Speaking on this year's lecture, Coordinator, Anyiam-Osigwe
Foundation, Mr. Michael Anyiam-Osigwe said the two speakers have
confirmed their attendance and that all preparations are being done
to have a great event.

"This year will be the tenth year of the foundation and the lecture
series. We are ready to host another great event. The theme for this
year was carefully chosen because of place of religion in engendering
social harmony and human development," he said.

He also noted that many countries and societies that would have
advanced in every indices of human development have remained backward
as a result of religious war adding that part of the objectives of
the foundation is to promote inter-religion harmony.
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