Today (Wednesday April 13) the Dalai Lama joins Mary Robinson and Richard Moore in Dublin for a social forum dedicated to creating space for dialogue, reflection and action. Entitled ‘Possibilities 2011’, this civic summit is organised by three Irish non profit organisations: Afri, Children in Crossfire and SpunOut.ie.
One man who has been central to the process of organising this summit is Carrickboy native, Joe Murray.
“We are delighted with the response so far,” said Joe in speaking with the Leader. “Tickets for the Wednesday summit and other events sold out very quickly. It makes us feel justified in having organised it.”
Looking at what the summit hopes to achieve Joe explains that he feels it will inspire the nation to see their own potential.
“Our main aim is to try to help people to realise that they can be active participants rather than passive observers in our society,” he said. “There is a lot of talk about ‘they’, but it is more a question of ‘we’ and what ‘we’ can do to bring about the necessary changes. Often people are not aware of their own potential and the role that they can play in creating a better world.”
Today’s summit will be streamed live from the website www.possibilities.ie from 9.45am this morning.