Zed to open Pennsylvania & Rhode Island Senates & Houses with Hindu prayers

Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Senates and Houses of Representatives will open their June 19 and 20 sessions respectively in Harrisburg and Providence with Hindu mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senates and Houses of these states. After Sanskrit […]

Zed urges Europe to eliminate prejudices against its Roma populace

Religious statesman Rajan Zed is urging for immediate end to apartheid conditions of European Roma in view of findings of the recent Pew Research Center (PRC) survey which concluded that “Roma widely rejected” in Central and Eastern Europe. The results of survey—“Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe”—in 18 countries state that […]

Rajan Zed invited to address Bahá’u’lláh’s 200th anniversary event

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has been invited to speak at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of Bahá’í Faith, in northern Nevada on October 22. This mega celebration includes singing, chanting, discourse, etc., where various Bahá’í Assemblies are joining together. “The Baha’is are very happy […]

Hindu statesman Zed offers condolences on Pramukh Swami’s death

Distinguished Hindus statesman Rajan Zed has offered heartfelt condolences on the death of Hindu spiritual leader His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj on August 13 evening in Gujarat. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that they were saddened by the passing of Pramukh Swami, 94, […]

Zed lauds Pope for exploring female deacons, saying equality long overdue

Applauding His Holiness Pope Francis for launching commission to study the issue of women deacons and calling it a historic move in the positive direction; distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed urged the Vatican to seriously look into ordaining women priests, which was long overdue. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a […]

Hindus commend Tokyo for electing 1st female Governor

Hindus have commended Japan’s capital and largest city Tokyo for electing its first female Governor. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, warmly congratulated Tokyo Governor-elect Yuriko Koike on election victory, thus creating history of becoming Tokyo’s first woman Governor. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said […]

Don’t worry about popularity of “Pokémon GO”, Zed urges diverse religions

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed has urged leaders of various religions/denominations of the world not to worry about mobile game “Pokémon GO” mania sweeping the world and becoming a powerful cultural force. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, indicated that “Pokémon GO” was a passing fad […]

Zed commends UNESCO for inscribing Nalanda University on World Heritage List

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Committee for inscribing Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) Archaeological Site in Bihar (India) on the World Heritage List. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, pointed out that ancient Nalanda University […]

Zed supports inclusion of African religions at Rio Olympic Village

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has backed the demand for inclusion of traditional African religions at inter-religious centre at the Rio Olympic Games 2016. According to reports, the inter-religious centre at the Olympic Village (which will host over 17,000 athletes and officials) will have a room for each of the following religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, […]

Rajan Zed organized multi-faith prayer vigil in Nevada for Orlando massacre victims

A multi-faith memorial service in honor of Orlando massacre victims was held at South Reno United Methodist Church (SRUMC) in Reno (Nevada, USA) on June 15 evening. Organized by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed and hosted by SRUMC, it included prayers/thoughts/songs by area Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native American, Pagan, etc., leaders, besides […]

Responding to Zed’s complaint on underserving Hindus, BBC aims to be “fully inclusive”

Responding to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed’s complaint “Hindus seek fairness in programming at BBC”, British Broadcasting Corporation states that “our aim is to be fully inclusive”. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in an email to BBC Trust Chairman Rona Fairhead few days back, urged BBC to broadcast more Hindu programs, […]

Rajan Zed warmly welcomed in Illinois

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed was warmly welcomed in the state of Illinois, which he visited recently and opened the Rockford City Council on May 16 with its first historical Hindu invocation since Rockford was chartered in 1852. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also opened the meetings of Kane County Board […]

Rajan Zed at Roman Catholic conference in Nevada

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed addressed the Roman Catholic Diocesan Conference in Nevada on January nine. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, spoke on how the “creation” and “climate change” were viewed in Hinduism. Rajan Zed read the Creation Hymn (Nasadiya Sukta) from Rig-Veda; and talked about the sacred sound Om, Brahm, […]

Rajan Zed says, multi-faith prayers helped tackle Ebola

Liberia has been declared as Ebola-free and distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed points out that multi-faith clergy praying together helped. In a remarkable interfaith gesture, faith leaders from various traditions prayed together in Nevada Governor’s Mansion in Carson City (USA) on November 13 evening seeking God’s mercy on Ebola and for its worldwide victims and […]

Rajan Zed offers condolences on Lee Kuan Yew’s death

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has offered condolences on the death of Lee Kuan Yew, said to be modern Singapore’s founding father, who died on March 23 in Singapore General Hospital. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that they were saddened by the passing […]

Rajan Zed warmly welcomed in Idaho

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed was warmly welcomed in Boise, which he visited to open the Idaho State Senate on March three with its first historical Hindu invocation since Idaho acquired statehood in 1890. This prayer in Idaho Senate, upper house in the State Legislature, contained verses from Rig-Veda, the oldest existing scripture of the […]

Nevada Governor congratulates Rajan Zed on 4 years of weekly interfaith forum

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has congratulated distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed for four years of continuous publication of weekly interfaith column “Faith Forum” in a Gannett publication. In a signed Certificate of Recognition presented to Zed, Governor Sandoval wrote: “Congratulations on this memorable milestone!” “Faith Forum”, a highly popular one-of-a-kind weekly dialogue on religion at […]

Rajan Zed offers condolences on King Abdullah’s death

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has offered condolences on the death of King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s head of the state, who died on January 23 in a Riyadh hospital. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that they were saddened by the […]

Hindus critical of Pope for ignoring Roma apartheid in address to European Parliament

Hindus are critical of His Holiness Pope Francis for not raising the issue of European Roma (Gypsy) apartheid in his addresses to European Parliament and Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France) on November 25. No mention was reportedly made to the apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma people of Europe in Pope’s speeches to these […]

Zed pleads Hindus to continue leading in marriage rates

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has appealed to the fellow Hindus to continue leading in marriage rates in USA as compared to other religious groups, and upholding the sanctity of the marriage. Washington DC headquartered Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, in a past survey, indicated that Hindus topped in marriage with 79% married, […]