(TELEGRAPH) — Religious leaders must do more than burying their heads in holy books and help take care of the planet, the Dalai Lama has said.
The Tibetan spiritual leader called on religious people to "serve humanity" and "take responsibility for environment" in a service of prayer and reflection at Westminster Abbey.
Addressing leaders from nine different faiths, he said religion must have a practical element or it is just "words". He said religion was about more than holy books and buildings.
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"I think millions of people have a genuine sense of spirituality, we must work together to serve humanity," he said.