In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was invited and welcomed by Living Stones Church in Reno and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sparks over their Christmas celebrations.
At Living Stones Church, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, was welcomed by Harvey Turner, Founding & Preaching Pastor, who introduced Zed on the stage during the service.
At The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rajan Zed met with Sparks Stake President Joseph E. Johnson and Bishop Matt Lee and was introduced to other Church leaders.
Zed has expressed warmest greetings to the Christian communities on the Christmas, wishing that it brought joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all.
Rajan Zed stresses that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he adds.
Living Stones Churches, whose tagline is "disciples making disciples", has five locations in Nevada and adjoining California.
Launched by Joseph Smith in upstate New York in 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Thomas S. Monson as President is currently headquartered in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA) and claims 15 million members.
Christianity is the largest religion of the world, while Hinduism with about one billion adherents, is the oldest and third largest religion. Christmas, which commemorates Christs nativity, is the most widely celebrated religious festival of the world, and falls on December 25.
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From right to left areBishop Matt Lee, Stake President Joseph E. Johnson, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Jamie Johnson at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.