United States Senate to open with Hindu Prayers
Dallas, Texas – Thursday, July 12, 2007. Today, Rajan Zed, the Hindu Priest from Reno Nevada created history by becoming the first Hindu to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate.
In behalf of the Foundation for Pluralism and the World Muslim Congress, we congratulate the Hindu American community of America for this blessed step. It is indeed a giant leap for the American society in building inclusive societies.
Our democracy and economic systems have been the beacons of civilization in harnessing the material resources for the human benefit. Now, America has demonstrated its leadership in the spiritual domain by including the Hindu prayers for opening. We hope and pray that our Senate will become the guiding post of pluralism by continuing to include the prayers (Prayers is wishing goodness for others) of Atheists to Zoroastrians and every one in between.
This principle of inclusiveness will assure a safe, peaceful and prosperous America for centuries to come. We are one nation under God with liberty and Justice for all.
We are proud of this milestone in our history.
Mike Ghouse, President
Foundation for Pluralism
2665 Villa Creek Drive, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234.