A remarkable interfaith gesture
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, esteemed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has expressed wishes of early recovery to veteran evangelist preacher Billy Graham, who was reportedly admitted to an Asheville (North Carolina, USA) hospital for treatment of pneumonia on May 11.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that he would pray for the speedy recovery of Graham, 92, well known for his service to religion and spirituality. May God give him strength to fight and recover soon.
Rajan Zed stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added.
Graham (William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.), Chairman of the Board of Charlotte (North Carolina) headquartered Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), is said to have written 27 books, counseled 12 American presidents, and his lifetime audience topped 2.2 billion. His son Franklin Graham is President of BGEA, whose beliefs include "...we must have concern for the hurts and social needs of our fellowmen."