“Gayatri Mantra”, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism, will reportedly open the maiden yearlong “Interfaith Studies Program” at California’s capital Sacramento (USA) on October 15, 2011.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will recite this inaugural mantra at this certificate program of The Sierra Center for Interfaith Studies being organized in association with Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento.
Reverend Bhavani Girard, Director of the Program, says that this project includes outlines and discussions regarding major world religions like Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’ism, Confucianism, Daoism, etc., besides Native American Spirituality. She calls it a “full emersion” experience.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, and who will also teach Hinduism in this Program, stresses: All religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue will bring us mutual enrichment.
Girard, who is the author of book titled “We Are One”, points out: Our goal is to contribute to a sense of unity among all people, to improve communication among diverse groups, and to celebrate the rich diversity of beliefs and practices found in different traditions.