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How a 9th-century Hindu philosopher embodied the idea of a fulfilled life

By Murali Balaji — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — Our fear of dying can sometimes lead to a fear of living the best versions of ourselves.
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Why California’s caste discrimination bill is itself discriminatory

By Suhag Shukla — May 17, 2023
(RNS) — Existing nondiscrimination laws apply to caste, and to everyone. Let’s let them do their job. 

California bill barring caste discrimination overwhelmingly passes state Senate

By Alejandra Molina — May 11, 2023
(RNS) — The bill, SB 403, passed on a 34-1 vote and now heads to the Democratic-controlled state Assembly.

My faith tells me my mother was liberated by death. On Mother’s Day, I still grieve.

By Murali Balaji — May 11, 2023
(RNS) — Navigating the Hindu belief that death leads to better things.

The last Christian king?

By Jacob Lupfer — May 5, 2023
(RNS) — How inclusive can something be and still be considered Christian?

Faith leaders ask Biden to mark Mother’s Day with prayer day against gun violence

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2023
(RNS) — Fellowship of Reconciliation leaders, who organized the letter, also pointed out ties that have been found between Christian nationalism and opposition to gun control legislation.

Repression of women points to worsening religious freedom trends abroad

By Nury Turkel and Abraham Cooper — May 3, 2023
(RNS) — Denying religious freedom and women’s rights go hand-in-hand.

Jews, Muslims, Sikhs get coronation role as king reaches out

By Danica Kirka — May 2, 2023
(AP) — Charles, the supreme governor of the Church of England, faces a very different country than the one that adoringly celebrated his mother’s coronation in 1953.

Caste discrimination laws remain fraught. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.

By South Asia Scholar Activist Collective — April 28, 2023
(RNS) — Caste is one of the least visible yet most pernicious sources of anti-Asian hate in the US.

How King Charles’ coronation will be unlike any seen in England

By Catherine Pepinster — April 27, 2023
LONDON (RNS) — Charles will be crowned in an England different from that of his mother, 70 years ago, and details of the ceremony will reflect the new landscape.

Symposium marks 130th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s arrival in the United States

By Murali Balaji — April 25, 2023
(RNS) — Swami Vivekananda’s tour of the United States would mark what would become the first exposure most non-Hindus in the West had with Hinduism.

New study suggests thinking about God can make people more generous to outsiders

By Bob Smietana — April 24, 2023
(RNS) — The study was a collaboration among researchers looking into how religion affects human behavior. Some thought religion might make people generous to just those who share their faith. Others thought the generosity could extend to people from other groups.

A ‘pilgrimage of love’ seeks Indian Hindu leaders willing to condemn Hindu nationalism

By Nikhil Mandalaparthy — April 24, 2023
(RNS) — Past religious leaders have spoken against hate originating from their own religious traditions.
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