Anti-Semitism can be nuanced, subtle and often unintentional. Likewise, Hinduphobia doesn't have to be openly hateful in order to have an impact.
This Sunday, make sure you do what you can to honor your mothers (or those who fill that maternal role in your life), and strive to make that appreciation a daily part of your lives. While I wish I still had that opportunity, I am blessed to have enjoyed her unconditional love for as long as I did.
The people I know who are passionate about yoga are certainly clear that you don't have to identify as Hindu or Buddhist in order to practice it. Christians can go to their yoga class and still be Christian, and so can Muslims.
Over the past few months, the Hindu American Foundation, Kaur Foundation, and Sikh Kid To Kid worked with the Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools to...
Passing the Freedom of Faith Act would not only help to advance our nation's pluralism, but safeguard the religious freedom enshrined in our Constitution.
A review by Jim Burklo of NATURAL MYSTICS: The Prophetic Lives of Bob Marley and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Varun Soni (Figueroa Press: 2014). Waves o...
True spiritual enlightenment lies not in going to Church every Sunday or believing in a specific set of dogmas, but rather in understanding how religious parables can be used to shed light on mankind's greatest challenges.
This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book. The bill passed a House committee, with defenders arguing that the Bible's significance in the state's history merited the designation.
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.
The rhetoric of this election and the concomitant actions of extremist political players point to the emergence of a less tolerant India. Does change in governance have to mean the exclusion from the social compact of those whose beliefs do not resonate with those of a shrill and increasingly violent majority?
Just five days after many Americans observed the 46th anniversary of the death of one civil rights icon, the 116th birth anniversary of another icon went largely unnoticed.
Examining how Chavez's personal principles influenced his public life is vital to appreciating his life's legacy and the expanse of his impact. When we do, we realize what a great soul he truly was.
It's not possible to forget the incident or person that caused us pain. Hinduism suggests that the highest platform to exist on is the platform of compassion.
Many people have come to prefer different language to describe their religious beliefs and practices. This is because the word "religion" has accumulated negative connotations.
Whew. My husband and I made it back from our gay cruise to Indonesia and environs without being buried alive under stones.
Increasing readership, instead of restraining it, is only one reason suppressing books on religious grounds tends to backfire.