Christian-Muslim-Buddhist-Jewish Leaders to Honor Hindu Statesman Zed

January 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada clergy belonging to various religions and denominations is coming together to honor fellow Nevadan acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who was recently invited to European Parliament to promote interfaith dialogue.

Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha'i, Native American, etc., religious leaders in northern Nevada will gather for an "interfaith clergy reception in honor of interfaith leader Rajan Zed's European Parliament visit" in Reno (Nevada) on January seven. Various political, government, community, and student leaders of the region are also participating.

Announcement by the Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., President of Nevada Clergy Association and Head Bishop of International Community of Christ, in this regard says: "It is a matter of great pride and honor for all of us that Rajan Zed was invited by the President of the European Parliament (EP), Hans-Gert Pottering, for a meeting to promote interfaith dialogue. Zed, who is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, met with President Pottering in his Brussels (Belgium) office on December 10th. This was the first major formal visit of a Hindu leader to the EP during the current European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID). Various other world religious leaders who visited the EP as part of EYID include Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, the Dalai Lama, the Grand Mufti of Syria, and Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks".