Dalai Lama offers historic prayer in U.S. Senate
The U.S. Senate opened Thursday morning with a prayer from an unusual guest: The Dalai Lama. Though the upper chamber of Congress routinely opens with a prayer, it’s usually from the Senate chaplain, historically a clergy member from a mainline Protestant congregation. (Current chaplain Barry Black is a Seventh-day Adventist, the first to hold the post.)
Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers
The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets leaders of Congress, his office said. It will mark the first time that the Dalai Lama — whose activities overseas are strongly opposed by China — will deliver the prayer that customarily opens each Senate session.
Whatever we once were, we are a pagan nation…