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Attention Fellow Progressive Activists and Intellectuals -- It's OK to Be Hindu!

Murali Balaji | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Among many intellectuals and activists, Hinduism is seen as a backwards and even reactionary religion, and not applicable to our experience as second- and third-generation Americans. I could not disagree more with that sentiment.

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...

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.

Humility In Hinduism

KidSpirit | Posted 05.24.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

Hinduism can mean incredibly right-wing fundamentalists who use it as an excuse for violence, or it can mean my mother, a self-proclaimed atheist who is one of the most devout Hindus I know.

Diaspora Hinduism And The December Dilemma

Deepak Sarma | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Others utilize Hindu, specifically Vaishnava, theology to reconfigure Christmas to be a Hindu tradition. ... By including Christ as just another avatara of Vishnu, they indirectly make Christianity just another sect of Hinduism.

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.

Jaweed Kaleem

Hindu American Seva Charities Spurs New Generation Of Hindu Volunteers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...