Fireworks will brighten the night sky over the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee on Saturday night, its interior ablaze in light, as more than a thousand people gather for Diwali, the annual celebration of light over darkness, of goodness over evil.
"It's meant to arouse the light within," said Lakshmi Bharadwaj, who teaches sociology and...
The Canadian parliament celebrated Diwali this week with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other top leaders lighting the traditional lamps. Immigration minister Jason Kenney, finance minster Jim Flaherty, public safety minister Peter Van...
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils.
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In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors.
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.
The Jain Center of Greater Boston was founded on September 9th, 1973 when twenty families gathered in a home to celebrate Paryushana Parva, a holiday commemorating the birth of Mahavira, the historical founder of Jainism. Throughout the 1970s the group met at the MIT Student Center or Rindge Tower apartments (where many of the... Read more about Jain Center of Greater Boston
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The Jain Sangh of New England was founded in 2000 by a group of Svetambar Jain families, who decided to separate from the Jain Center of Greater Boston with the goal of promoting more traditional Jain practice for the Svetambar Jains in the Greater Boston area. The opening of the derasar (temple) was marked by a ceremony of... Read more about Jain Sangh of New England
The famous Mahavir temple of Patna would now have its twin in Houston, US. This would be possible as several entrepreneurs and professionals living in the US, who have their origin in Bihar and its neighbouring states, have decided to build a Mahavir Temple there which would be identical to the Mahavir temple of Patna. These professionals have formed a Mahavir...