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Hinduism

Claiming the freedom to decide who is Hindu American

By Indu Viswanathan — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — A conference claiming to protect Hindu Americans dismisses the dangers we face.

Hinduphobia is a smokescreen for Hindu nationalists

By Feminist Critical Hindu Studies Collective — September 10, 2021

Practicing Hinduphobia in the guise of academic freedom

By Deepali Kulkarni — September 10, 2021
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9/11 became a catalyst for interfaith relations and cooperation

By Adelle M. Banks — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Though anti-Muslim sentiments grew in the wake of 9/11, another legacy of that historic day is the evolution and advancement of interfaith cooperation in the United States.

An American Jew turned Hindu holy woman tells her story

By Yonat Shimron — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati quit her Ph.D. program, divorced her husband, moved to India and became a Hindu renunciate. In her new memoir she reveals a past life of sex abuse and bulimia.

Conference fuels growing US debate over Hindu nationalism

By Joseph Hammond — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — Critics of the Dismantling Global Hindutva conference say it is an exercise in Hinduphobia.

What two 9/11 anniversaries can teach us about the role of religion

By Eboo Patel — September 7, 2021
(RNS) — More than 100 years ago, Swami Vivekananda had a vision of faith as a bridge of cooperation.

Namaste nationalism: Yoga, whiteness and extremism on Jan. 6

By Dheepa Sundaram — August 20, 2021
(RNS) — Liberal v. conservative divisions are a flawed way to understand what happened at the Capitol.

The battle over CRT is a manufactured crisis. Here’s why we still have to fight it.

By Khyati Y. Joshi — August 18, 2021
(RNS) — Teachers and administrators are bracing for an attack that is rushing toward them like a tsunami.

20 years after the first Taliban regime, will we again target people based on how they look?

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 18, 2021
(RNS) — Have we learned anything about our own bigotry and extremism, and the rights of religious minorities?

Back-to-school time influences congregations’ decisions on masking and meeting

By Adelle M. Banks — August 16, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We're just trying to thread the needle and try to keep kids safe, trying to keep them mostly in outdoor environments and trying to keep them connected,' said one pastor.

In a Maoist-impacted region of India, an Indigenous activist continues to fight in memory of the children she couldn’t save

By Priyadarshini Sen — August 12, 2021
DELHI, India (RNS) — ‘In this land of fire and gunshots we have to keep fighting this ideological war against state repression and Maoist violence,’ said Indigenous activist Soni Sori.

Pakistan police arrest 50 suspected of Hindu temple attack

By Associated Press — August 9, 2021
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) —Police arrested 50 people suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple in a remote town in eastern Pakistan.

The Pegasus Project surfaces a new era of oppression for people of faith. Here’s what should be done.

By David Curry — August 3, 2021
(Open Doors) — Of the 10 governments that reportedly purchased the tool, all have known histories of human rights violations and have repeatedly demonstrated their desire to suppress dissent.

Human rights is on Blinken’s agenda in India. Can he make it stick?

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — If we are going to be partners, we have to hold India to the standards we expect from ourselves.
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