Date:   October 7, 2016

Richard Reoch has devoted his working life to human rights, the environment and peace. Born in Canada, he came to London to work for Amnesty International, campaigning against torture and becoming its global medical chief. He has been a trustee of the Rainforest Foundation and worked in conflict zones around the world. His blog on the Huffington Post speaks out against the rising hide of hatred in the world, Islamophobia and other forms of racial and social prejudice and violence. For 12 years he was the President of Shambhala, the worldwide community based on the Buddha’s teachings on enlightened society. This year, he was asked by Morocco’s leading university to introduce a programme on “mindful leadership”.

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