Most textbooks on Hinduism are woefully outdated and inaccurate, meaning that teachers are unable to give their students the best resources when it comes to learning about Hinduism. HAF's teacher training has helped to fill the void, but here are some age-appropriate resources that might also help educators.
Though most Americans identify as Christian (more than three quarters, according to the survey), there are at least 236 discernable faith groups in the U.S., according to an earlier study by the ASARB.
The challenge for our millennial generation is to continue translating America's religious diversity into social action.
The quest for religious freedom and equal rights is ongoing, but for years, Hindus have largely been left out of the conversation as victims of religious discrimination and violence.
One of the biggest challenges many social studies teachers face is developing or finding content to help teach about Hinduism.
The same people who are bhaktas (devotees) of Wendy Doniger usually are also bhaktas of Woody Allen.
Universal spirituality does not nullify the teachings of any religion, nor does it denigrate any faith or creed. It incorporates the morals derived from religions into shared consciousness. It respects the practices of each creed.
From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.
Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.
Can Modi and responsible Indians keep religious passions quiet enough that the BJP experiment will have a chance? American leaders and the larger population may join India's Muslims, in heeding "Caution" lights.
Our treatment of animals may in the future help shape relationships between peoples as much as with such creatures. Religion and culture may play role...
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.