I just learned that today, in addition to being 10/11/12, is also Day of the Girl. This initiative, established through the United Nations, is about “highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe.” In light of the horrific shooting of the 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, campaigns such Day of the Girl take on renewed importance in our lives. This morning, CNN aired a year-old interview with the courageous Malala, who spoke so eloquently about the need to speak up for the rights of women.  Her bold words and passion were inspiring, while her tragic story reminds us of how far we still have to go.  Please take a moment to learn more about Day of the Girl by clicking here.

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Last week, I received an inquiry from a Christian theologian interested in showing that “the postures of Yoga” (asana) are directly tied to Hinduism and thus, cannot be easily incorporated into daily life by Christians.  While the origin of yoga is undoubtedly tied to the Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas and Upanishads, I struggled with his […]

I just ran across these stunning images of Holy Men by photographer Joey L. The initial set of images are of Indian sadhus living in the holy city of Varanasi…and they are absolutely breathtaking. http://www.joeyl.com/personal-galleries/holy-men-2/

The following piece was written by my friend Raman Khanna, who is also a member of the Hindu American Foundation’s Executive Council. “Hinduism was invented recently.” “The word Hindu is problematic.” “It’s not accurate to speak of Hinduism, only Hinduisms.” More than a decade has passed since I majored in religion as an undergraduate, but […]

Principled opposition is expected when litigating issues in the public square, and the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) , for which I serve as the Senior Director, has at times faced stiff opposition from the right and left of the ideological spectrum in response to various positions, reports, and statements released by HAF. Recently, in our […]

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