Richard Moore and the Dalai Lama
The Riverbrooke Cross-Border Initiative are delighted to announce that Richard Moore has agreed to come to Brookeborough & Riverstown to share his extraordinary life story.
Richard was just ten years old and on his way home from school in Derry when he was shot in the face and blinded by a rubber bullet.
But he has never used his blindness as an excuse for not getting on with his life.
A man of many talents, Richard had enjoyed success as businessman, writer, musician, recording artist and, radio presenter and most recently as the founder and CEO of the international humanitarian organisation, Children in Crossfire.
Richard did not succumb to bitterness but used his blindness to look at life differently. While building up Children in Crossfire, he embarked on a personal odyssey to find out more about the soldier who fired the rubber bullet, which blinded him so he could meet him, and personally forgive him.
Their meeting and subsequent friendship with the soldier and how they travelled to India together to meet the Dalai Lama has been well documented.
We encourage you all to come to hear Richard’s extraordinary story.
Wednesday November 23rd 2011, The Station House Brookeborough, 7.30 pm
Thursday November 24th 2011, Sligo Folk Park, 7.30 pm.
10 People who attend at each venue will have the opportunity to travel to Richards hometown of Derry, in December, to meet with groups working towards peace in their city. Full details on the night.