Giving Back – ICT
This month we are acknowledging the work of an organization for which Dharma’s founder has been a supporter of for over 20 years: International Campaign for Tibet or ICT. Ever since His Holiness the Dalai Lama was forced to leave the country back in 1959, the people and culture of Tibet have been repressed and marginalized by the Chinese government. ICT works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms by monitoring human, environmental, and socio economic conditions; advocates for political prisoners; works with governments to develop helpful programs; secures humanitarian and development assistance; and works with the Chinese institutions and individuals to build understanding and trust. Every day that passes brings further degradation of the religious freedoms and democratic values that have guided the Tibetan people for millennia, so we urge all who care about the work of the H.H. the Dalai Lama and the culture of his county to add their support and voice to their cause.