Senator Stephanie Bice has invited religious leaders of diverse faiths to open the Oklahoma Senate sessions with prayers this week as part of a program to promote religious diversity.
Invocations will be delivered by a Hindu spiritual leader, a rabbi, and ministers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Hindu leader Rajan Zed from Nevada, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will also deliver prayers at the Board of County Commissioners of Oklahoma County, Board of County Commissioners of Grady County and Enid City Council. Zed has also visited legislative chambers in more than a dozen states and says his purpose in delivering legislative prayers is to create awareness about the harmonious coexistence of diverse religions.
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