Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hindus laud Russian and Armenian church leaders for interreligious relations

Hindus laud Russian and Armenian church leaders for efforts at
interreligious relations

Wednesday, March 24, 2010,12:36 [IST]

Nevada (US), March 24 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed reported joint statement
of the leaders of Russian Orthodox Church and Armenian Apostolic Church
stressing the importance of interreligious relations in pursuit of peace.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today,
applauded the reported recent declaration of Primate of the Russian Orthodox
Church Metropolitan Kirill and Patriarch Karekin II of Armenian Apostolic
Church, which said: "It is only through the common efforts of all the
traditional religions in the world that we can defend the value of faith for
people's private and public life".

Emphasizing the need of interfaith dialogue, Rajan Zed, who is president of
Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out, "Religion is a complex component
of human life. Dialogue helps us o see interconnections and
interdependencies between religions and even similarities in doctrines.
Religions should at least work together on common religious concerns like
peace-making and peace-keeping, social and economic development, freedom and
human rights." (ANI)


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