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Is Yoga Religious? An Indian Court Mulls Mandatory School Exercises
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court of India is weighing whether yoga has a religious element, as it decides if public schools may teach the ancient discipline in the country where it originated. T ...

Mapping Gandhi's Faith Journey
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel How did a skinny, shy, middle-class Indian come to lead one of history's great liberation struggles? ...

Abused Hindu Goddesses Recall Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to raise awareness about violence against women. A new public campaign in India use ...

The Rise of a New Religious America
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

In November, Americans elected the first Hindu and Buddhist representatives to Congress. They represent a growing number of religious minorities who are becoming more and more visible. ...

Bhutan Bans Religious Activities Ahead of Elections
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Political leaders in the tiny Buddhist nation of Bhutan have announced a nearly six-month ban on all public religious activities ahead of the upcoming elections, citing the Himalayan nation's constitution ...

Parents Take Teaching Hinduism Into Their Own Hands
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Children are usually the primary complainers about Sunday school, but when Mudita Bahadur started looking for excuses not to take her children to the Hindu temple on Sunday, she knew she had to make a change. ...

In the Name of the Divine
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ron Kraybill I now understand 'Christian nation' in a whole new way. "I am very worried about t ...