Richard Moore, founder of the charity Children in Crossfire, was struck between the eyes by the projectile while on his way home from school, aged just 10, in May 1972.
“I have some reservations about the slogan “American first” and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris accord”, the Nobel Peace laureate said on Sunday while addressing the 20th anniversary of the charity Children in Crossfire in Derry in Northern Ireland, according to the official website of the Dalai Lama.
The organisation, started by Richard Moore, is dedicated to eradicating poverty and making healthcare and education more accessible to young children around the world.
“He would say compassion without action is no good”. The visit to the city to marked the organizations 20th anniversary.
He is a guest of charity Children in Crossfire, which is marking 20 years of global development work. A rubber bullet hit, eyesight gone. “I describe him as my hero”.
Leaders are not using common sense, the Tibetan spiritual leader added, amid heightened tensions and military exercises.
Earlier at the press conference at the City Hotel, he also spoke about how vital an uncensored media is for the world today, and how important it was that individual journalists as human beings help to make the world a better, more compassionate place.
Ms Lumley previously said she was “honoured” to be invited to take part in Children in Crossfire’s 20th Anniversary.
“That is such an experience”.
The Dalai Lama has visited Northern Ireland several times, in October 2000, November 2005 and April 2013.
While he acknowledged he did not know the precise details of what was going on in Northern Ireland right now, he urged calm discussion. “Each country belongs to its people”. The spiritual leader considers Moore not only his friend but also his hero.
He added: “With too much motion, you can’t see the reality”.