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Religious Leaders Condemn Orlando Massacre


God event Reno June 12, 2016
Image: Rajan Zed.

Area leaders of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native American and Atheist traditions strongly condemned the the Orlando night club massacre, which killed 50 and injured 53 today.

Religious leaders were at an event today dicussing faith and God.

According to area Hindu leader, Rajan Zed, “We, the faith leaders of Nevada, unanimously condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people.”

About 150 people, he said, held a moment of silence for Orlando shooting victims and their families.

Those at the event included Dawn M. Flower, Senior Pastor of South Reno United Methodist Church; Abdul Rahim Barghouthi, Acting Imam of Northern Nevada Muslim Community; Matthew T. Fisher, Resident Priest of Reno Buddhist Center; ElizaBeth Webb Beyer, Rabbi of Temple Beth Or & North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation; Gene Savoy Junior, Bishop of International Community of Christ; Justin V. Deverse, Baha’i Teacher; Brian E. Melendez, American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Bernard T. Drumm, Atheist leader; Kenneth G. Lucey, Religion Professor at University of Nevada-Reno.

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