Arts/Media

For Hindus far from home, online religious services can be a valued connection - LA Times

June 1, 2016
Four Hindu priests sat cross-legged on the floor in front of silver trays of rice, flowers and vermillion powder, chanting in low baritones that reverberated off the bare walls of the old brick temple.An iPhone propped on a chair captured the service — known as a puja — and beamed it via Skype to a home in San Francisco, where a middle-aged woman wearing a red bindi and a head scarf watched intently.Every so often, the priests peered into the screen and instructed her to mimic a gesture or repeat an invocation.

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Muslim Hip-Hop Group Dance to Sway Islamophobia - World Religion News

June 1, 2016
Amirah Sackett, an American following the Islamic faith and a hip hop dancer with a number of awards under her feet, dances wearing the hijab. Her purpose: change the way the non-Muslims view Islam. She also wishes to smash a number of stereotypes via performance.  She has her own female only Muslim dance group, satirically-and aptly-named We're Muslim Don't Panic or simply WMDP.

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