ATLANTA (AP) - The Dalai Lama is calling on educational institutions to expand their work with students by embracing morality and incorporating ethics into their curriculum. The Dalai Lama gave his lecture, "Secular Ethics 101," during a Wednesday visit to Emory University, where he is a presidential distinguished professor.
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader says religions can play a role in addressing what he called a moral crisis but religions are not as universally accepted as schools. He says educational institutions have the responsibility to "take care of both the brain and the heart." The Dalai Lama also received an update on the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, an ongoing partnership focused on expanding the science education of Tibetan monks and nuns.