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, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, purusha, etc.; and quoted from Chandogya Upanishad, etc.
Explaining the Hinduism view of “climate change”, Zed talked about respecting earth as mother, presence of divine everywhere and in all objects, reverence for life, raising global consciousness of humanity, sharing and compassion, transforming ourselves, interconnectedness of everything, etc.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Charles T. Durante, Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno Vicar General; V. James Jeffery, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church; Evon J. Yakar, Rabbi, Temple Bat Yam at South Lake Tahoe (California); Abdul Raheem Barghouti of Northern Nevada Muslim Community; Matthew T. Fisher, Reno Buddhist Center Resident Priest; and Brian E. Melendez, American Indian Spirituality Scholar.
This two-day Roman Catholic Diocesan Conference in Sparks (Nevada) also covered the topics of Rich in Mercy, Dealing with Grief, Discovering God’s Will, Love-Community-Tenderness, End-of-the-Life Issues, etc. “Redeeming Mercy” was the theme of the Conference, which was attended by about 800 people. Monique Jacobs was the Conference Director.