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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Derry Native Richard Moore, Founder of Children in Crossfire, Speaks at the Irish Cultural Centre on Friday, October 21

On Friday, October 21, 2016, the Irish Cultural Centre of New England is welcoming Richard Moore, a native of Derry and founder of Children in Crossfire, an international agency that helps children around the world caught in conflict and war.

The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

When Moore was 10 years old, a British soldier fired a rubber bullet from ten feet away, blinding Moore for life.  Rather than harbor bitterness, Moore became a lifelong advocate for compassion and forgiveness.

The Dali Lama called Moore, "an indomitable spirit, a real practitioner of compassion, and a living example of peace.  He is my hero." 

Children in Crossfire works in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ireland and the UK, supporting early childhood development, education and children's rights.

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