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Young Hindus get creative with home temples in cramped apartments

By Nidhi Upadhyaya — October 13, 2021
(RNS) — Despite space and time restrictions, Indians who have migrated to the U.S. find ways to stay close to their roots.
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American Girl releases doll outfits for Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah celebrations

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — Happy Christmahanukwanzadan!

How Hindu chaplains went from anomaly to necessity

By Kathryn Post — September 24, 2021
(RNS) — In 2008, Princeton University's full-time Hindu chaplain was not just the only one at any place of higher learning at the time; he was the first in the United States ever to fill the role.

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
(RNS) — Hindus do experience racism, but co-opting the term to critique a conference on Hindu nationalism doesn't help.

Practicing Hinduphobia in the guise of academic freedom

By Deepali Kulkarni — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — Academic freedom doesn't justify demonizing Hindus who don’t share a predetermined viewpoint.

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?
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