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Religious communities have a moral obligation to make the internet better

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — January 19, 2022
(RNS) — Six ways religious and spiritual leaders can help the internet serve their communities right now.

Indian farmers won over the Indian government. What now?

By Gunisha Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh — January 12, 2022
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How American couples’ ‘inter-Hindu’ marriages are changing the faith

By Murali Balaji — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — The couples marrying and raising the next generation now are redefining what it means to be Hindu in America.

Since Jan. 6 attacks, spiritual leaders unify to combat Christian nationalism

By Alejandra Molina — January 7, 2022
(RNS) — The Jan. 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol drew recent attention to the phenomenon of Christian nationalism, but religious and spiritual leaders acknowledge its existence long before that.

I was put up for ‘auction’ by Hindu extremists in India

By Amina Kausar — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — Indian Muslim women have been fighting the misogyny of Hindu extremism for years.

12 dead in crowd surge at popular Hindu shrine in Kashmir

By Aijaz Hussain — January 3, 2022
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A crowd surge at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 12 people and injured 15 others on New Year’s Day, officials said. Initial reports suggested an altercation between a group of devotees led to the crush early Saturday at the Mata Vaishnav Devi shrine, where tens of […]

From the Capitol insurrection to the Taliban takeover: The defining religion stories of 2021

By RNS staff — December 31, 2021
(RNS) — Religion was no minor character in 2021's most significant news stories.

10 up-and-coming faith influencers we wrote about (or published) in 2021

By Paul O'Donnell — December 30, 2021
(RNS) — 2021’s rising stars in religion were those speaking as much to social concerns as spiritual ones.

Hindu religious leader held for insulting Gandhi in India

By Ashok Sharma — December 30, 2021
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Thursday arrested a Hindu religious leader for allegedly making a derogatory speech against India’s independence leader.

We could use a little more Hinduism in our approach to climate change

By Gopal D. Patel and Murali Balaji — December 22, 2021
(RNS) — Hinduism’s central tenet is seeing the divinity in all living beings.

Why ‘Merry Christmas’ is better than ‘Happy Holidays’ for Americans of all faiths

By Khyati Y. Joshi — December 17, 2021
(RNS) — 'Happy Holidays' does nothing to change the privilege that Christians enjoy in the United States.

In Hinduism, women create spaces for their own leadership

By Deepti Hajela — December 13, 2021
(AP) — Women in Hinduism globally lead by building communities, taking on positions in organizations and passing on knowledge.

Interfaith love a risk amid India’s Hindu nationalist surge

By Sheikh Saaliq — November 29, 2021
While interfaith unions between Hindus and Muslims are rare in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and other Hindu nationalists have forcefully decried what they call “love jihad.”

What’s on America’s Thanksgiving menu? Start with religious diversity.

By Monique Parsons — November 25, 2021
(RNS) — This year, invite your guests to share the stories of their diverse faiths.
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