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Ring in New Year with multi-faith prayers instead of casinos in Nevada

December 24, 2016 10:31 AM

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : In a remarkable interfaith gesture and a unique way to welcome 2017, various religions are getting together in Nevada, which is known world over for its casinos, to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year in a divine manner away from the glitter of the casinos.

Coordinated by religious statesman Rajan Zed, “Multi-faith New Years’ Eve Service” hosted by and at Reno Buddhist Center will include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Shinto and Native American prayers.

Prayers are a more appropriate way to welcome the New Year to our lives than gambling and drinking in the casinos and bars. Moreover, despite seriously different faith traditions, diverse religions coming together in prayer and community sends a positive signal of love, hope and harmony for 2017; Rajan Zed adds.

Guests will be invited to sign a banner with a pledge for peace, love and unity in 2017.

There is no “cover charge” for this Service, which will start on December 31 at 10-30 pm and end at midnight. All are welcome. Complimentary snacks and coffee/tea will be available.

Gambling is legal in the state of Nevada and casinos generally put-up elaborate show on December 31 evening to welcome New Year.

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