Campaign brewing to get Hindu god Brahma off popular beer
(AP) — A spokesperson for the brand said Brahma beer is a tribute to Joseph Bramah — an Englishman who invented the draft pump valve.
Is religious kitsch offensive? The answer is in the eye of the beholder
(RNS) — The line between well-intentioned kitsch and bad taste, experts in religious artwork say, can be blurry.
Hindu guest chaplain, at your service — but does he speak for all Hindus?
(RNS) — As with Islam and Buddhism, Hinduism’s decentralized structure means that the loudest voices are often taken to be authoritative.
Some North Dakota GOP lawmakers abstain from Hindu prayer
(AP) — Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism in Nevada, offered prayer as the guest chaplain in the House, a day after he delivered the invocation in the Senate without incident.
Update: Urban Outfitters pulls Lord Ganesh duvet cover after Hindus protest
(RNS) “Though Lord Ganesha merchandise is popular within the market we understand the sensitivities certain items may carry,” the company said in a statement on Monday.
Urban Outfitters’ Lord Ganesh duvet cover upsets Hindus
(RNS) Critics say the retailer should pull the item, which they consider insensitive to their faith.
Hindu group wants a monument on Oklahoma Capitol grounds
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A few days after a group of Satanists announced plans to donate a memorial on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, a Hindu organization said it would apply for permission to erect a statue of Hanuman, the monkey god.