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Local organization highlighting a trend in Hindu American community service

Murali Balaji | Posted 11.14.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

At a time when more Hindu Americans are engaging in community service and interfaith dialogue, Hindu American service organizations have begun establi...

Kamala And Gopal Singh: Embodying The Progressive Heart Of Hinduism

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

The mission of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus is to build a platform for social justice minded Hindus. Since the founding of Sadhana: Coali...

What It Was Like Growing Up As a Sikh In New York, Post-9/11

Anmolpreet Kandola | Posted 04.12.2017 | Religion
Anmolpreet Kandola

Growing up in New York, I've seen how religious freedom in America has allowed the Sikh community to strengthen relationships within the faith and outside of it, even as prejudice persists.

5 Reasons To Attend The Sat Nam Festival

Ira Israel | Posted 03.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Here are 5 reasons why I am looking forward to attending the Sat Nam Fest this year: 1) MUSIC: World renowned musicians such as Snatam Kaur (who did...

Seva and the Flint Water Crisis

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.16.2017 | Religion
Murali Balaji

What has transpired in Flint over the past few months has come as a shock for even those who have remained steadfastly optimistic that the city can come back.

Yoga: How We Serve Cancer Patients

Rob Schware | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Beth Daugherty, Executive Director of the Christina Phipps Foundation. This foundation was founded in 2010 in memory of Chri...

Class of 2015: Flare Up, Let Your Life Sing

Valarie Kaur | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

President Mary Hinton, professors and staff, family and friends, and the College of St Benedict's Class of 2015, it is an honor for me to address you today.

Bringing Yoga To Underserved Communities in San Diego

Rob Schware | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Laura Plumb, who began her career in London, working with The Discovery Channel Europe. At Discovery she was quickly drawn to programming on indigenous cultures, complementary medicine, and healing traditions.

A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: "Seva: The Call of Our Times"

Valarie Kaur | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

Service is the core of Sikh practice, but it's not the kind of service we think we know. Seva is not safe. Seva is not easy. Seva means selfless service.

Transforming Yoga: Healing Through Empowerment In Prisons And Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

Rob Schware | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

I met Mike Huggins a year ago at the Sedona Yoga Festival, over dinner, and heard some of his story; you will read the rest below. He started practicing yoga 12 years ago to help deal with chronic back pain.

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about what was the most important facet of education to focus on.

The Global Search for Education: Education Is My Right -- India

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

It's my pleasure to invite Shaheen Mistri to The Global Search for Education today to tell us more about Teach for India's good work.

Understanding the Gandhi-King Legacy in Contemporary Terms

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Murali Balaji

As we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it's important to examine a deeper connection between both men: the idea that seva is a force for uplift and bringing communities in from the margins.

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.

Thanksgiving Utsav Seva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

What would our life be like without the caring love of our friends and families, the opportunity to have learned from and be loved by those who are wi...

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.

Anyone Can Do Seva! A Hindu American High Schooler's Serendipity Moment

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Neil Davey, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School, eloquently describes his struggles as he contemplated seva, his motives to serve and the resulting fruits of his action.

Mainstreaming Hindu And Dharmic Americans And Values: Reflections On The Obama Impact

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

A path to inclusion has been created. Now it is up to the community to take it forward; to continue addressing priority issues facing our nation and make more visible our evolving needs and strengths as we the New Americans weave our professional skills, traditions and culture in the pluralistic tapestry of America.

Invoking Ganesh Principles And Pluralistic Dharmic Seva To Positively Impact American Politics

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

For Hindus, it is a day to take fresh spiritual resolve and pray for inner spiritual strength to attain success in all undertakings. This observance and prayer for the removal of obstacles is especially relevant as the country faces a polarized political environment.

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...

Makar Sankranti: An Opportunity To Serve Mother Earth

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Today, more than ever, we need to come together to understand the interconnectedness of people, faith and nature in our lives. It is only by recognizing the sacredness of all creation that we can honor and protect it.

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.

Jaweed Kaleem

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...

Dharmic Seva And Vivekananda: The Catalyst To Building Pluralistic Communities

Anju Bhargava | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

We asked our community to tell us: What role does your dharma (religion/faith/spirituality) play in civic engagement, social justice and development issues?