Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hindus want World Council of Churches to organize global interfaith summit

Zed is an Interfaith Leader Award recipient, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, and Chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), said that serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour and the World Council of Churches, being one of the largest religious organizations of the world, should come forward in organizing one. Zed suggested that WCC should invite leaders of major world religions and denominations and initiate the dialogue, and after intensive deliberations, the leaders should come up with a concrete plan about common religious concerns like human improvement, peace, ecological responsibility, social & economic development, etc. Maybe this gathering could become an annual feature after that, Zed added. (Source)

All of those objectives are based on the UN goals, which are shared by the WCC.