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Bishop Manogue Catholic High School invites Zed to illustrate Hinduism



Rajan Zed (in orange) is seen with some of the students of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. On his right are: President Jim Toner and theology teacher Janine Kearney. Statue of Hindu Lord Ganesh can be seen on the table in front.

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was invited to prestigious Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (BMCHS) in Reno to explain Hinduism to its pupils.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, talked about origins, scriptures, six schools of philosophy, gods and goddesses, beliefs, practice/rituals, festivals, concepts and symbols, etc., of Hinduism to four classes of students and answered questions.

Jim Toner, President; Tim Jaureguito, Principal; and Janine Kearney, theology teacher; of the school welcomed Rajan Zed.

Commending BMCHS for this interfaith gesture, Zed says that a broader and more inclusive understanding of religion is required as religion is a complex and powerful component of our lives. World needs to take the religion more seriously, he adds.

Rajan Zed has taken up interfaith, religion, Hinduism, environment, Roma and other causes all over the world. He is also Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to New York headquartered Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy, Director of Interfaith Relations of Nevada Clergy Association, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.

Mission of BMCHS, which was launched in 1948, is: Educating through Faith, Leadership, Knowledge, and Compassion. In recent years, 99 percent of all BMCHS graduates have continued their education at the college level. David Miller is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of this only Roman Catholic high school in northern Nevada, which serves families residing in the Reno-Sparks, Carson City, Carson Valley, Fernley, Minden-Gardnerville, Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe and Truckee in Nevada and California.

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