LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Dalai Lama will return to Louisville in April 2017, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday.
According to a news release from the Center for Interfaith Relations, the 22nd annual Festival of Faiths will move to April 19 to 24 and culminate with talks by the Dalai Lama.
The 2017 festival is titled, Compassion: Shining Like the Sun. The Dalai Lama will deliver talks on universal human values and non-violence at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday, April 23 and at a large youth event on Monday, April 24.
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According to the release, the visit is being planned by several local organizations involved in the city's compassion initiatives, including the mayor's office, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion, and the newly formed International Center for Compassionate Cities.
The Festival of Faiths is a nationally acclaimed interfaith event of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners. It is designed as a platform for holding conversations on meaning in a time of multiple crises of meaning; and respecting the essential union between thinking globally and acting locally.
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The Dalai Lama was last in Louisville in May 2013.