Rajan Zed

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President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, said  the “Oireachtas should realise that we were in 21st century now and re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers by revising the standing orders of Dáil and Seanad”.

The Dáil and Seanad have rejected requests that a Hindu prayer be read at the opening session of debate in each chamber. Expressing his disappointme(...)

Rajan Zed: referred to yoga as “a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from”.

An international Hindu leader has thanked the Catholic parish of Kilcullen, Co Kildare for hosting yoga classes. A parish of the Dublin archdiocese,(...)

Meatless Monday: If Americans were motivated to remove meat from their diet for just one day a week, approximately 45 billion gallons of petrol could be spared in one year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Meatless Monday movement started during the first World War, primarily to conserve food and support US troops. Today its thrust is about pr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in Dundalk that Pope Francis was “a very different personality to any of his predecessors. I think he recognises the challenge that faces the church and he is trying to address that in a very different way.” Photograph: AP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among those who yesterday welcomed the call by Pope Francis for a new balance within the Catholic Church and greater involvem(...)