At an interfaith gathering organized by a Muslim community, held inside a Hindu temple, a Christian reverend turned and posed a question to a rabbi sandwiched between a Buddhist philosopher and a local Sikh leader.

"What do you think is the most powerful way to achieve world peace?" the Rev. Elanor Stanton said.

"Through relationships, not through politics," Rabbi Yaakov Kellman replied. "If we don't have relationships, we do not look at one another."

The theme of Sunday's symposium at the Hindu Temple Society of the Capital District on Albany Shaker Road was a "pursuit of peace and world harmony."

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