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Reno Hindu leader Zed meets Utah political-religious-civic leaders and confers interfaith dialogue



Rajan Zed, Hindu statesman based in Reno, met with various political, religious, and civic leaders during his three-day visit of Utah and discussed interfaith dialogue and religious pluralism topics.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, met Utah Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell, Utah State Treasurer Richard K. Ellis, Episcopal Bishop of Utah Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Executive Director of Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable Dr. Rev. Canon W. Ivan Cendese, Layton Mayor J. Stephen Curtis, Taylorsville Mayor Russ Wall, and Draper Mayor Darrell H. Smith, during this July five to seven visit.

As an interfaith gesture, Rajan Zed also visited Oquirrh Mountain Temple of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in South Jordan and met with Temple President Alan S. Layton and Temple Matron Leslie Layton.

Zed was also welcomed at Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah in South Jordan by President Chaitanya A. Achan and priest N. S. Satish Kumar and presented with temple souvenirs.

Rajan Zed stresses that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue will bring us mutual enrichment, he adds.

Zed is one of the panelists for “On Faith”, a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced by The Washington Post. He has been awarded “World Interfaith Leader Award” and is 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.

Utah houses world headquarters of LDS. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.

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