"The Canada Tibet Committee is proud to announce that it will host a Public Talk by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama on Wednesday, 7 September at Montreal's Uniprix Stadium, said Mr. Dermod Travis, CTC Executive Director, in a statement.
"His Holiness will speak on ‘Global Citizenship through Universal Responsibility,' a theme chosen to honour last year's decision by the Canadian government to welcome 1,000 displaced-Tibetans living in Arunachal Pradesh, India to Canada over the next five years, the statement noted.
The "Canada Tibet Committee is an independent, non-governmental organization of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada, strongly concerned with the continuing human rights violations and lack of democratic freedom in Tibet," according to its official website.
The French societies in Montreal (Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal) will welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama September 7, as he opens the Second Global Conference on World's Religions After 9/11, according to a press release from the organisers.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will be joined by Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, world-famous author Deepak Chopra, Professors Tariq Ramadan, Robert Thurman, Steven T. Katz and Gregory Baum and Swami Dayananda Saraswati who will speak on the theme "Peace Through Religion".
The conference aims to bring together 5,000 participants from the various religions of the world in an ecumenical spirit to address the many issues facing the world today. "Most people remember where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the news of the aerial assault on the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001," said conference convenor, Arvind Sharma, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion, McGill University.
This international peace conference is organised by the Palais des congrès de Montréal and it's mission is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events to promote world peace and harmony.