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Hindus welcome launch of interfaith Claremont Lincoln University in California 23 May , 2011

Nevada (US), May 22 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed launching of multi-religious Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) in Claremont in southern California (USA), calling it a “step in the right direction”.

Established with a $50 million gift from a Christian couple, Joan and David Lincoln, its cofounding institutions include Claremont School of Theology (United Methodist), Academy of Jewish Religion-California, and Islamic Center of Southern California. It will offer doctorate and masters’ degrees and classes will begin with Fall 2011 semester. Tagline of this historic new model is “A new university for the world we live in”.

Commending this effort to bring various religions together and finding common ground, esteemed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) on Sunday, said that religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience.

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