Various Religions Joined Together in Nevada to Honor Gandhi

October 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

Various religions and denominations came together in Nevada (USA) on Sunday to honor peace icon Mahatma Gandhi, pray for world peace, and celebrate human spiritual rights.

Organized jointly by Gandhi Monument Council and Advocates for Religious Rights & Freedoms at the International Community of Christ World Headquarters in Reno, this peace celebration united Christians (various denominations), Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahais; including some from Japan, Minnesota, California, etc.

Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., President of Advocates for Religious Rights & Freedoms, in his keynote address, said that all members of the human race were members of the same family, regardless of social or national origins, and had no right to cause physical, mental or spiritual harm to another by any means whatsoever, for such was against the will of God and the conscience of man as a spiritual being.

Standing next to a huge handmade portrait of Gandhi and lauding him as one of the greatest moral and political leaders of twentieth century, Gene Savoy talked about Gandhi's spiritual treatment of politics and his theories of non-violent action and active citizenship. Savoy said that this "peace festival" to honor Gandhi would become an annual feature bringing various religions and denominations together in Nevada.