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Hindu American Seva

Guru Purnima's Instrinsic Message of EcoDharmic Harmony

Anju Bhargava | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

As I prepared to observe Guru Purnima something clicked. Wow! Guru Purnima is observed by the entire Dharmic community -- Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Sikhs and it also has a strong message of environmental harmony.

Expanding EcoDharmic Seva and Social Justice

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

For centuries the material offered in Pujas, Hindu mode of worship, was biodegradable (made from natural ingredients), but now, often, these offerings (made of non-biogradeable material like plastic) cause pollution when immersed in the water.

Happy Diwali: Let's Transform Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Country Through UtsavSeva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Together we've come a long way, sevaks! In April 2009, when I joined the President's Inaugural Advisory Council, the words Dharma and Seva were new terms for the White House officials.

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...

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.

Hindu Americans Come Of Age

Philip Goldberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

While in many ways the advent of Hindu Americans recapitulates the familiar immigrant story, it is also uniquely significant.

Hindu White House Conference A Springboard To Action

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Given that budget cuts have reduced many social service programs, the conference highlighted the needs of pluralistic communities to step in and offer their services as a way to help the middle class and poor in America.

Do Faith-based Groups Have A Place In 21st Century America?

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Jasmeet Sidhu

Hearing these ideas on the same weekend the debt crisis was being fought, it seemed more pertinent than ever to me that religious groups become more empowered to step into the public space where the government can no longer.

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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...

Hindu Community Makes Its White House Debut

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Hindu community in America is joining other religious communities on the national stage, not only as an equal participant, but a veritable host to them.

The Dharmic American Community Answers Obama's Interfaith Challenge

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

As new Americans, while we are transplanting traditions and creating a new identity, we are blending "best practices" pulled from East and West. We have much to strengthen America.

Healing The Interfaith Gap In Alabama With Dharmic Seva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Can we all come together to make this value a reality in the pluralistic mosaic of America? Can each one of us become agents of change that Dr. King and Mahatma Gandhi propagated?

Makar Sankranti: A Hindu Celebration Of Science And Spirituality

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

The festival reminds us to thank all who have contributed to our well being and of the world around us. An exuberant celebration of peace and harmony!