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Hindus urge new SBC president to promote dialogue

Hindus hope Ronnie Floyd, newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), will promote interfaith dialogue in the United States and the world, according to a press release from Hindu statesman Rajan Zed.

The press release announced that Zed said in a recent statement made in Nevada that he hopes the SBC, under Floyd, will work for promoting interfaith dialogue and cooperating in common causes such as peace, ecological responsibility, social development and human rights with different religions and denominations. Zed added that dialogue has brought mutual enrichment and helped with the overcoming of prejudices that have been passed down from previous generations.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted that religion is a complex component of human life and that dialogue helps people see interconnections and interdependencies between religions.

According to the release, Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world and has about 1 billion adherents, about 3 million of whom are in the United States.