A multi-faith memorial service in honor of Orlando massacre victims is being held at South Reno United Methodist Church (SRUMC) on June 15.

Coordinated by religious statesman Rajan Zed and hosted by SRUMC, it will include prayers/thoughts by area Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native American, Atheist, etc., leaders besides others.

According to Zed, this multi-faith service will pay tribute to all victims, their families, first responders and others touched by this tragedy. A lamp will also be lighted by various religious leaders on the occasion.

We want to show that religious leaders of diverse traditions all over the country are united in their mourning and support for the victims, their families and others affected by this tragic loss in Florida; and religions can come together on issues such as this; Rajan Zed points out.

I have talked to other religious leaders belonging to diverse traditions on this issue and found out that—we the faith leaders of Nevada, unanimously and strongly condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people, Zed notes and adds: We are deeply saddened by Sunday morning’s tragedy of Orlando nightclub massacre. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. It was a senseless and shocking violence.

We, as people of faith, despite our seriously different traditions, must take a stand against violence by coming together with kindness and love, Rajan Zed states.

Dawn M. Flower and Becky J. Stockdale are the pastors at SRUMC, officially chartered in 1989, whose tagline is “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”.

All are welcome to this service to be held at SRUMC, 200 DeSpain Lane, Reno 89511, starting at 06-00 pm. For more information, please contact rajanzed@gmail.com or SRUMC office 775-851-1181.