Religious leaders come together for Interfaith Sunrise Prayer Service for World Peace


Various religious leaders prayed for world peace as the sun was rising behind hills at Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary in Reno this morning.

Hindu leader Rajan Zed recited hymns from ancient Hindu scriptures–Rig-Veda, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita–at this peace service, urging the Almighty to “lead us from darkness to light,” suggesting attendees “act selflessly” and stressing “unity and concord.”

Other religious leaders who participated in this Interfaith Sunrise Prayer Service for World Peace included Gene Savoy Jr., head bishop of International Community of Christ; William Bartlett, Buddhist priest; Roya Galata, Baha’i elder; Sean Savoy, chancellor of the Jamilian University of the Ordained, and Yuki Matsushita, bishop of Church of the Second Advent in Japan.

Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, says that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he adds.

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