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How India’s Modi has extended Hindu nationalist sway over the country’s media

By Kalpana Jain — June 7, 2023
(RNS) — The increasingly authoritarian Modi government’s latest proposal is a fact checking unit that will strike social media content deemed ‘fake or misleading,’ causing fears that the scope of government censorship on news organizations is expanding.
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Faith at Work conference builds momentum on religious inclusion in workplace

By Adelle M. Banks — May 26, 2023
(RNS) — ‘You can integrate faith into every aspect of your workforce, but it has to be voluntary,’ one expert said.

UK report finds Britons’ lack of faith knowledge deeply disturbing

By Catherine Pepinster — May 18, 2023
LONDON (RNS) — More than half of those surveyed for the report said they believe that freedom of religion is under threat in the U.K.

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.
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