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Hinduism

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.”
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Why should there be a surcharge for having a Hindu wedding?

By Dheepa Sundaram — November 17, 2021
(RNS) — The wedding industry, like any market, determines how much the privilege of access will cost.

DuVernay’s ‘Colin in Black & White’ on Netflix traces the seeds of Kaepernick’s activism

By Tahil Sharma — November 15, 2021
(RNS) — A professional athlete's story turns out to be about all of us.

‘What fear?’: Hindus bathe in frothy, polluted Indian river

By Shonal Ganguly and Altaf Qadri — November 11, 2021
Hundreds of Hindu devotees entered the Yamuna river for a holy dip to mark the festival of Chhath Puja, despite it being covered in a layer of toxic foam.

RNS holiday gift guide 2021: Treat yourself to cozy socks or a self-care box

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Our holiday gift guide is full of ideas for all the people of faith — or no faith — on your list.

How religious is your average 22-year-old? A new golden age of survey data opens a door

By Ryan Burge — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — A decade ago, we couldn’t answer many questions on American faith habits with accuracy.

Meet the Hindu god Rama, an immigrant

By Khyati Y. Joshi — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — How the Diwali story lights our path in the U.S.

Modi’s Diwali extravaganza shows why we need to tell the many stories of Rama

By Kalpana Jain — November 2, 2021
(RNS) — Some Hindus fear that Hinduism’s rich diversity is being erased in favor of a common Hindu canon.

Digitizing sacred spaces: How COVID-19 fueled innovation of Hindu ritual websites

By Dheepa Sundaram — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — The pandemic has led to a boom in innovative digital ritual applications.

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.

At Durga Puja, Hindus wrestle with the West’s sexualized destroyer

By Kalpana Jain — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — Taken out of her cultural context, Western depictions of the goddess can be quite unrecognizable.

Families of different faiths swap houses, lives in Ava DuVernay’s ‘Home Sweet Home’

By Emily McFarlan Miller and Adelle M. Banks — October 11, 2021
(RNS) — In the unscripted TV series, 16 families from different religious, racial and economic backgrounds or sexual orientations trade homes for a week.

American Girl releases doll outfits for Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah celebrations

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