Hindus are urging Tennessee to teach all major religions and non-believers’ viewpoint in its schools, but objectively.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Tennessee Governor William Edward Haslam and Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen to have objective religious instruction in schools, giving equal coverage to each major religion and non-belief.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that opening-up the Tennessee children to major world religions and non-believers’ viewpoint would make them well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow. It also made a good business sense to know the beliefs of “others” in a global community. Moreover, students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society.
Rajan Zed further said that objectively deciphering Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Daoism, Baha’ism, Jainism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Native American spirituality, etc., and non-believer’s viewpoint; to schoolchildren of increasingly diverse, plural and multicultural Tennessee would widen their horizons. It would be a step in the positive direction for Tennessee, Zed added.