Interfaith Baccalaureate Service at UNR to Bring the World Religions Together

May 12, 2007

Source: Nevada Appeal

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20070512/COMMUNITY/105120105

The Second annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service of University of Nevada, Reno will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate academic achievement.

To mirror the world citizenship of the UNR community, the service will include hymns, readings from scriptures, blessings, teachings, music, prayers, etc., from various religious traditions, according to Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada and one of the coordinators for this service. Roman Catholic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and Bahai traditions will all be represented.

In the atmosphere of growing faith pluralism, the interfaith baccalaureate provides students and others involved with an environment for divine contemplation that meets the requirements of the society.