Hinduism

Launching "State of Dharmic Seva" Research Initiative

February 6, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/february-6-2011

Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) is expanding research to support seva (community service) in Dharmic (eastern tradition) institutions. HASC is proud to announce the launch of its new research initiative “State of Dharmic Seva” to understand key issues and find a common ground to resolve them. Seva...

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Proposed Islamic Mosque In Bridgewater Draws Concerns From Residents About Traffic

January 30, 2011

Author: Eugene Paik

Source: New Jersey On-Line/The Star Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/proposed_islamic_mosque_in_bri.html

An Islamic mosque, complete with a daycare center and a school, could be a new neighbor in a high-end residential section of Bridgewater Township.

 

Representatives of the Chughtai Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Bedminster, have filed an application...

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Wealthy Indians Revive Ancient Fire Ritual

January 26, 2011

Author: Rama Lakshmi

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/25/AR2011012502071.html?nav=rss_religion

For dozens of centuries, Hindu priests have performed an elaborate 12-day fire ritual, chanting hymns, making offerings to the sun god and praying for a world free of negative energy.

 

The tradition faded in modern times, and pious...

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Fight Emerges Over Yoga's Religious Roots

January 25, 2011

Author: Wes Little

Source: CNN Belief Blog

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/25/fight-emerges-over-yogas-religious-roots/

Sheetal Shah, an official with the Hindu American Foundation, hears a lot about the physical practice of yoga these days - but not much about its religious roots.

 

So her group, which seeks to provide what it calls "a progressive voice for American Hindus," recently mounted...

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Healing the Interfaith Gap In Alabama With Dharmic Seva

January 20, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/healing-faith-and-interfa_b_811956.html

The play of faith and interfaith became center stage on the very day that America was celebrating Dr. King's legacy when Alabama's governor, Robert Bentley, said, "Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're...

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ShantiSeva In January: Advancing Peace And Harmony

January 14, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/january-14-2011

Today, more than ever, we all need to advance peace and harmony. UtsavSeva, the signature program of Hindu American Seva Charities, supported by Hindu and Dharmic faith based and secular leaders, is promoting the understanding of ShantiSeva—or peace and harmony—across the United States—through...

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