Priyadarshini Sen is an author at Religion News Service.
A Catholic priest takes on interfaith fight against COVID-19 in a sacred Hindu city
(RNS) — Though anchored in Christianity, Mathew draws from a broad swath of spiritual traditions to reach his fellow citizens, including Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas of cosmic consciousness.
India’s pioneering transgender activist defends gains in pandemic
(RNS) — After helping win a landmark court case for India’s transgender people, Ranjita Sinha has mobilized to counter the community’s drastic loss of jobs and health care during the coronavirus pandemic.
Making his kitchen his pulpit, Indian priest highlights the pandemic’s hungry
(RNS) — D’Souza’s ‘Food for the Soul’ show has gained over 6,000 subscribers across India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown.
Woman Sufi saint inspires Badr Baabou, an LGBTQ activist in Tunisia
(RNS) — Badr Baabou, a Muslim LGBT activist and head of the Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality, draws inspiration from the 13th century Sufi saint Aisha Al-Manoubya.