AJC: Hindu Prayer in U.S. Senate Promotes Diversity

July 17, 2007

Source: American Jewish Committee


July 17, 2007 – New York – The American Jewish Committee is deeply troubled by the verbal assault on Rajan Zed, a Hindu religious leader who delivered the opening prayer on the Senate floor last week.

“Senate Majority leader Harry Reid's invitation to Rajan Zed to become the first Hindu to deliver an opening prayer is a testament to our national commitment to promoting ideals of diversity in every facet of American society,” said Richard T. Foltin, AJC’s Legislative Director and Counsel.