Jody Williams: Compassion Is Action

Jody Williams was one of the more energetic speakers at the Vancouver Peace Summit. Her motto, which became a theme of the event, was "compassion is action". This was a nice complement to Rev. Mpho Tutu's maxim, which was, "it's not what we feel, but what we do that matters infinitely."

During Nobel Laureates in Dialogue, Jody asked those in the audience to take the step beyond just thinking about compassion and to go out into the world and put it into practice.

Jody knows a thing or two about putting compassion into action. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work in banning landmines across the globe. She became just the tenth woman to be awarded the Peace Prize.

The Dalai Lama Center was fortunate to have Jody visit Vancouver once again in March for a special evening of dialogue. The Center had a chance to sit down with Jody during her visit and have a one-on-one with the Nobel Laureate.

Here is a short clip from that interview where Jody talks about what compassion means to her.

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