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The Future of Hinduism

Manav A. Lalwani | Posted 05.07.2016 | Religion
Manav A. Lalwani

When imagining a future for Hinduism, I believe that, true to form, it will continue to flow forth - negotiating new terrain as needed, at once distinct and the same, sustaining life as it goes.

Honoring Spiritual Healing Seva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

This year as we pay tribute to the many men and women who serve through teaching, we are inspired by those who are also healing through yoga and other therapies.

Strengthening Shakti Through Ganesha Principles

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

On this 9/11 national day of remembrance let us pray that obstacles to the path of peace and social justice dissolve in the light of knowledge. Let our service projects bring awareness of all the myriad issues we are dealing with.

Change Comes from Within Our Communities: Hindus United Against Domestic Violence

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

As we struggle to bring a change, we find -- individually and collectively -- no one can really do it for us. We, as empowered Hindus, have to bring the social change within our own communities.

Anyone Can Do Seva! A Hindu American High Schooler's Serendipity Moment

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Neil Davey, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School, eloquently describes his struggles as he contemplated seva, his motives to serve and the resulting fruits of his action.

Celebrating The Interfaith Social Justice Message Of Swami Vivekananda

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

We ask what Swami Vivekananda asked: Are you unselfish? If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple.

Mainstreaming Hindu And Dharmic Americans And Values: Reflections On The Obama Impact

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

A path to inclusion has been created. Now it is up to the community to take it forward; to continue addressing priority issues facing our nation and make more visible our evolving needs and strengths as we the New Americans weave our professional skills, traditions and culture in the pluralistic tapestry of America.

Upholding Dharmic Values Of Self Reliance: Protecting Our Temples, Gurudwaras And Places Of Worship

Anju Bhargava | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

In keeping with the American tradition and in line with the Dharmic values of self reliance, it is time we, the Dharmic Americans, empower ourselves and understand how to make our places of worship secure.

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti And Yoga To The Political Forefront

Anju Bhargava | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

What if we all infused politics with the dharma values that matter to us, and help bring the practices of inclusivity, pluralism, valuing the divinity within all beings, compassionate action, non-violence, collaboration and unity to our country's highly partisan politics?

Invoking Ganesh Principles And Pluralistic Dharmic Seva To Positively Impact American Politics

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

For Hindus, it is a day to take fresh spiritual resolve and pray for inner spiritual strength to attain success in all undertakings. This observance and prayer for the removal of obstacles is especially relevant as the country faces a polarized political environment.

Dharmic Next Generation Seva Leaders: 'We Are All Sikhs Today'

Anju Bhargava | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

What a difference a few hours make. Just this past weekend, on August 3rd and 4th, Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) co-hosted a conference with t...

Hello, America! The Hindus Are Here And We'd Like To Help You

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Through HASC's mission, I have found a way to make my Hinduness part of my American life, and to see that my religious heritage inspires innovative solutions for issues and challenges of the society I live in. I feel less isolated.

Faith Inspires: Hindu Americans Redefine Selfless Service

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Interfaith Seva: A Call To Serve In Kentucky

Anju Bhargava | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Kentucky's Gubernatorial candidate's deplorable anti-Hindu remarks reflect an education and understanding gap. We need to build bridges of understanding.

Raksha Bandhan: An Opportunity For Social Cohesion

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Tying a Rakhi on the wrists of close friends and neighbors underscores the need for a harmonious social life, where every individual co-exists peacefully as brothers and sisters.

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Hindu American Seva Charities Spurs New Generation Of Hindu Volunteers | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

PASSAIC, N.J. -- In a cluttered fifth grade classroom in this New York suburb, Niki Shah has spent the summer attempting an almost impossible task: te...

Dharmic Seva And Vivekananda: The Catalyst To Building Pluralistic Communities

Anju Bhargava | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

We asked our community to tell us: What role does your dharma (religion/faith/spirituality) play in civic engagement, social justice and development issues?

Seva: Celebrating The Sacredness Of Service

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

What we seek from religion is a sense of meaning, purpose, belonging; a stronger connection to each other. This is what seva is and this is what seva does.