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Faiths coming together at Uiversity of Nevada, Reno to showcase unity

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and#8220;Second Annual Inner-Faith Nightand#8221; of University of Nevada-Reno (UNR), to be held on February 23, will see major religious groups coming together in dialogue.

According to coordinators of this event, UNR Unity Commissioner Tawheeda Wahabzada and religious statesman Rajan Zed, its purpose is to promote trust, mutual loyalty, culture of tolerance, and life of truthfulness; despite our seriously different traditions. This annual tradition brings students and area clergy belonging to various religions and denominations together to seek unity that celebrates diversity.

While Rajan Zed will open the event with ancient Gayatri and other Sanskrit mantras, Brother Matthew Cunningham will close it with a Catholic prayer.

Religious leaders to participate in this unity celebration include: Brother- Matthew Cunningham (Roman Catholic), Pastor Phil Vana (Protestant), Imam Abdul Rahim Barghouthi (Muslim), Rajan Zed (Hindu), Reverend and#8216;Jikaiand#8217; Phil Bryan (Buddhist), Rabbi Teri Appleby (Jewish), Ben Aleck (Native American Spirituality), Katherine Robinson (Confucianism and Taoism), and Doctor Bradley S. Corbin (Bahaand#8217;i). Event will be held at Joe Crowley Student Union ballroom and#8216;Cand#8217; in UNR campus, staring six pm, and is open to the public.

For more information, contact: Tawheeda Wahabzada wahabzada.unity@asun.unr.edu.