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Actually The History of the Swastika Really Does Matter. Here's Why...

Ajay Chaturvedi | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Ajay Chaturvedi

Ajay Chaturvedi is the founder of HarVa, the first BPO set up in rural India which employs only women and author of the widely acclaimed, Lost Wisdom ...

Hindu Priest Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday at a temple in Bangladesh, police and senior administrative officials said. Bangladesh,...

Elderly Hindu Priest Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.07.2016 | World

DHAKA (Reuters) - Suspected militants in Bangladesh hacked an elderly Hindu priest to death on Tuesday, in what police suspected was the latest in a s...

This Hindu Couple's Remarkable Love Story Will Give You All The Feels

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion

John McCane and his husband-to-be, Salaphaty Rao, live on opposite sides of the world -- McCane in Peebles, Ohio, and Rao in Melbourne, Australia. Aga...

Tattoo You: Body Art Is More Than Skin Deep

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

I am an admirer of art whether it hangs on a wall or ceiling or graces the pages of a book. Lately, I have become more appreciative of its presence wh...

Religious Defense of Child Marriage in Trinidad and Tobago Ignites Firestorm

Jessica Joesph | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Jessica Joesph

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old.

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

Vote-based Politics, Quandry for Minority Groups

Sabbir Khan | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Sabbir Khan

Victimizing the minority communities in vote-based politics is not an uncommon phenomenon in national politics worldwide. In many countries of the world, the term "immigrant" and "minority" holds almost same meaning if not all the time.

Celebrate Spring With Our Favorite Photos Of The Hindu Festival Of Colors

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

Hindus around the world united this week to bid a blissful farewell to winter as they celebrated Holi -- the Hindu festival of colors. During the fest...

Dozens Dead From Drinking Tainted Liquor Days Before Hindu Festival

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

KARACHI (Reuters) - At least 40 people, mostly from Pakistan's minority Hindu community, have died and dozens were taken to hospital after drinking ta...

Understanding the Forms of Shiva

Sadhguru | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion
Sadhguru

In the Indian tradition, Shiva has many forms, each representing a powerful possibility for inner evolution. Sadhguru looks at a few forms, and explai...

Maha Shivaratri 2016: The Great Night Of Lord Shiva

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion

Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on the evening of March 7, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, b...

Rajasthan a Dream Destination for Photographers

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 02.07.2016 | Arts
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

Hilltop forts, camels climbing sand dunes, mustached men in turbans, women in colorful saris, religious temples, are all a part of the many photograph...

Why a Hindu American Gave up Beef

Deya Maldas | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Deya Maldas

When I tell people I don't eat beef, I get mixed reactions. People that aren't South Asian look at me with confusion, but don't question it. It would ...

Spiritual Nonviolence: From the Center of the Battlefield to the Center of Bliss

Swami B.V. Tripurari | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Swami B.V. Tripurari

After all our worldly effort, we want to enjoy the fruits of our work. We are attached to enjoying the results of our activities, and this attachment motivates how we walk in the world. Unfortunately, action motivated by this attachment is not conducive to sitting in meditation.

Of Christmas Lights and Hapless Cries

Talal Almas | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Talal Almas

During the winter break, I got the opportunity to visit my hometown of Pakistan. Having lived in a tolerant community for most of my life, I had never been exposed to the notion of religious intolerance, so it was vastly befuddling for me to see the rage with which religious minorities are denied their religious rights here.

Merry Christmas from My Muslim Family to Yours -- Whatever Your Religion (Or Not)

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Celebrating all our American holidays, at least to some degree, would foster unity and goodwill. We are one country and we have much more in common than not.

From Parish to Paris: Why the World's Faithful Are Asking for Climate Action

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M. | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M.

I happily join the 840,000 of my Catholic sisters and brothers in exhorting the COP21 negotiators to develop the international frameworks needed for a climate of justice.

Ganesh and Daksha: Paradigms for Xenotransplants?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

It is not uncommon to hear that the myths of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, and of Daksha, the goat-headed god found in the Hindus Puranas, are Hindu endorsements of xeno-transplantation.

Honoring Manmeet Bhullar on Guru Nanak's Birthday

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

Not long ago we lost a great Sikh man, a public servant who lived the egalitarian and altruistic principles which define Sikhism -- Manmeet Singh Bhullar. Forever helping others, Manmeet died in a car accident while going to help a friend.

Holi Rollers: Religious Ecstasy in Spanish Fork/Appropriate Appropriating?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

From one perspective, the undulating and gyrating masses (thousands upon thousands at any given time and throughout the weekend in March of this year) could have been observed at any number of places: a rock concert, a dance club, or a college party.

Many Lamps, One Light: Lessons From the Dharma Dhamma Interfaith Conference on Diwali Day

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

In these tense times when debates on religion address little else but concerns about its abuse, the speakers at the Third Dharma-Dhamma Conference in ...

How Diwali Helped Me Find Jesus

Reba Riley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Reba Riley

Today I am an unabashed follower of the Way of Jesus, but I didn't get to spiritual peace without the help of other religions -- 30 of them, to be precise.

Coming Full Circle

Durva Trivedi | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Durva Trivedi

This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.