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updated: 7/17/2011 8:02 AM

Dalai Lama to hold 2 events in Chicago

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Dalai Lama is back in Chicago for a series of events on creating connections across religions and cultures.

The Tibetan spiritual leader will present a public talk Sunday afternoon entitled "Bridging the Faith Divide."

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He's expected to discuss some of the ideas in his recent book, "Toward a True Kinship of Faiths."

On Monday, he'll participate in a multi-faith panel discussion with Jewish, Islamic and Christian leaders.

This visit marks his fifth trip to Chicago. He was last in town in May 2007.

Dalai Lama has been in Washington for an 11-day Buddhist ritual.

He met with President Barack Obama, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, at the White House on Saturday.

The White House says Obama "underscored the importance of the protection of human rights of Tibetans in China."

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