…We must challenge head-on the fundamental pathology which undermines and destroys human happiness. And we must do so by upholding a philosophy that is rooted in a commitment to the inviolable dignity and sanctity of life.
We must not allow these inter-civilizational encounters to end in the tragedy of conflict and confrontation. We must persist in developing the kind of dialogue based on friendship through which genuine peace can be created.
I hope that, as champions of value-creation, you will never abandon the challenge of your choosing, that you will continue your ascent of those lofty peaks with unflagging courage, energy and perseverance.
Be people of character, who partake of the joys and sufferings of your fellow citizens, and who can create the harmonious coexistence, the mutual prosperity of self and other, of the individual and the community.