Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has called on the leaders of various religions and denominations to put up a joint fight against the reportedly staggering amount of infidelity in Canada’s capital Ottawa.
According to reports, cheating website “Ashley Madison”, whose tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair”, has 189,810 Ottawa accounts, while its population reportedly is 883,391; which means more than one in five residents. Moreover, there could be other adulterers also who were not “Ashley Madison” members.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, said that as all major religions strongly condemned adultery, this was a good cause to show religious unity in fight against the evil of adultery, which was the major cause of divorces resulting in break-up of families.
Roman Catholics being the single largest religious group in Ottawa, Archdiocese of Ottawa should lead the effort, involving other Christian denominations — Anglican, United Church, Orthodox, Presbyterian, Baptist, Pentecostal, etc., — as well as Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Sikhs, and others, Zed suggested.
Zed urged Archbishop of Ottawa, Most Reverend Terrence Thomas Prendergast, to take the lead, and offered Hindu help for the cause.
Religions needed to act before infidelity became a norm, Zed added.