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Hindus in America

Dear Hindu Leaders: Please Make Our Religion More Accessible

Deya Maldas | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Deya Maldas

Maybe it's my lack of knowledge or an absence of resources, but I don't think I've explicitly ever been told how I, as a 10 year old, 15 year old, and now 21 year old, could interpret the depths of my religion and piece it together for my daily life.

Are Hindus Being Undercounted in Religion Surveys?

Murali Balaji | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

According to Pew, Hinduism is now tied with Buddhism as the country's fourth-largest religion, with approximately 2.23 million adherents. What's fascinating is that, according to the survey, the population of Hindus in the U.S. jumped by over 1 million since the last time Pew collected the data, which led to the research center's acknowledging of a potential undercount last time.

Southeast Asian Parents -- Here Is What Your Kid's Toddlerhood Looks Like

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Sajeel Qureshi

Taking the best of your culture and passing it onto your kids is a constant work in progress. You have to be prepared for battle from a myriad of external forces, but right now when they are learning right from wrong, is as good a time as ever to start. Enjoy the ride and hands inside the cart at all times.

Orlando Retirement Complex Caters To Aging Hindu Immigrants

Religion News Service | Sravaani Pere | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Fifty years after they began arriving from India, the first generation of Indian-Americans is retiring and finding itself in a quandary. Alth...

You Can't Be An Activist And Claim Your Faith As Personal

Scott Manley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Scott Manley

If someone claims to be a spiritual person, and that is indeed the most important thing in their life, because it has changed their life for the better, and they know it could do the same thing for others, why would they be such misers that they don't share that with others?

Hindus In The Heartland: Let Me Hear You Say "Namaste"

Philip Goldberg | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Temple attendance is an awful criterion to apply to Hindus, since their tradition does not emphasize congregational activity and many Hindus prefer to do their spiritual practices on home altars and meditation cushions.

PHOTOS: Most And Least Hindu Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 12.06.2012 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see most and least Hindu cities in America: A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, ...

Seeking A Stamp Of Approval

Sumit Galhotra | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Sumit Galhotra

Stamps commemorating major religious holidays exist for Christmas, Hanukkah and Eid. However, one for Diwali, which is happening now, has yet to come to fruition.

Hawaii Democrat Poised To Be Elected First Hindu In Congress

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 11.02.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Hindu Americans have run America's major companies and universities, won Nobel prizes and Olympic gold medals, directed blockbuster movies, and ...

Should Hindus Study Hinduism?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

If one claims to be a Hindu and upholds the centrality of the Brahma Sūtras and the Upaniṣads, both deemed Hindu texts, then it is essential for one to study and to become virtuoso.

Should Hindus Study Hinduism?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

A self-proclaiming Hindu ought to be able to explain who is a "Hindu" and what is "Hinduism." If such a student took a class with me then s/he would learn that the answers to these questions are thorny.

The Next Generation Of Hindu Americans

Posted 10.27.2011 | Religion

Note from the editor: "Every day, my Hindu-ness makes me a better American because... " This opening sentence presented the essay challenge that the H...

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

Anju Bhargava | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

The Dharmic and Hindu American communities need to take the responsibility and share in developing creative seva ideas that will strengthen the country.

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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...

My Battle Within: The Identity Crisis Of A Hindu Soldier In The U.S. Army

Rajiv Srinivasan | Posted 07.08.2011 | Religion
Rajiv Srinivasan

Like most Indian youth in the U.S., I faced inner conflict between my Indian and American identities. I wanted an identity to which everyone in my immediate surroundings could respect.