BOSTON (AP) — An interfaith coalition is launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the ‘disrespectful’ use of sacred Buddhist and Hindu statues as decor in nightclubs.
(RNS) — Collectively known as the Divine Mother, the goddesses of contagion act as “celestial epidemiologists” curing illness. But if angered they can also inflict disease.
(RNS) — In the 1990s, thousands of Pandit homes, businesses and temples were destroyed or occupied, and 350,000 Pandits fled in a mass exodus. So, when earlier this month the Indian government finally abrogated Articles 370 and 35A ... my family celebrated.
(RNS) — Faith leaders are calling on New York City police to launch a hate crime investigation into a violent attack on a Hindu priest near his temple in Queens.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hindus gathered in northern India on Sunday, renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a 16th-century mosque was attacked and demolished by Hindu hard-liners in 1992.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the Sabarimala temple in southern Kerala state if women ages 10-50 tried to enter the shrine.
LOMBARD, Ill. (RNS) — The congress came 125 years, nearly to the day, that Swami Vivekananda addressed the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, emphasizing "tolerance and universal acceptance.” Not everyone saw the event as an echo of those ideals.
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images from England, Texas, Hong Kong, Brazil and ...
PUNE, India (RNS) — As ideas about gender equality spread in India, female clergy are slowly gaining acceptance in the country’s male-dominated religions, solemnizing marriage, birth and death ceremonies for Hindus and adjudicating religious matters for Muslims.
MUMBAI, India (RNS) — In India, interfaith and intercaste couples are increasingly facing bullying, harassment, familial opposition and even death threats.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The film is based on a 16th-century epic Sufi poem, 'Padmavat,' in which a brave and beautiful Rajput queen chose to immolate herself in a ceremonial fire rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji.
(AP) — The monthlong festival takes place at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers. (Slideshow)
(AP) Christmas celebrations were shadowed by the fear that Hindu nationalist extremists who attack Muslims will turn against Christians as well.
BALI, Indonesia (RNS) — A volcano that Balinese Hindus consider sacred is about to erupt. In the days before the lava flows, photographer Alexandra Radu captures Mount Agung and those who revere it.
(The Conversation) — As a scholar of Indic traditions, Jeffery D. Long can see why Hindus are upset.