Hindus And Jews Unite On Capitol Hill In Rare Meeting Of Spiritual Leaders

June 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation


Several of Hinduism's most senior spiritual and religious leaders traveled from India to come together with Jewish leaders at Capitol Hill here yesterday in a rare meeting jointly organized by the the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (convened by Swami Dayananda Saraswati), American Jewish Committee (AJC), Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and World Council of Religious Leaders (WCORL). Two days of intense dialogue hosted at AJC offices and visits to synagogues and temples spanning New York City and Washington, D.C. culminated yesterday with a briefing held in the Rayburn Building on the Hill. Attendees were addressed by Hindu and Jewish leaders, officials from the Obama Administration and Ambassador Bahij Mansour, Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Religious Affairs Department.