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Hindus have welcomed teaching of World Religions in Modesto City Schools (MCS) in California and reportedly being the only one in the nation to make it a graduation requirement.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that teaching of semester-long religion to

Hindus are critical of bestselling author Scott Westerfeld’s new novel “Afterworlds”, arguing that it trivializes the Hindu god of death Yamraj (Yama).

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although “Afterworlds” was a work of fiction; but

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian-Buddhist-Jewish leaders have come out to the support of Hindus of Loudoun County (Virginia) who have reportedly experienced anti-Hindu vandalism in the last three months.

Reverend Richard L. Smith, a United Church of Christ pastor in Nevada, in a

Hindus are upset with an upcoming art show opening in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on October 11 depicting iconic Barbie doll as their goddess Kali, calling it highly inappropriate.

Titled “Barbie, The Plastic Religion”, this exhibition plans to include 33 dolls of various religious figures

The 11th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, said to be Southeast Asia's most renowned literary and cultural event, being held from October 1-5 in Bali (Indonesia), will honor Hindu goddess Saraswati.

About 150 “literary stars” from over 25 countries are reportedly participating in this

Congratulating Blase Joseph Cupich on his appointment as next Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, Hindus hope that he would promote interfaith dialogue in his area and beyond.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Cupich, 65, to show visionary leadership

Sikh Awareness Day in Ottawa

The Sikh Youth Federation (SYF) is proudly hosting 'Sikh Awareness Day – Parliament Hill' on Wednesday September 24th, 2014.

The purpose of this event is to showcase the Canadian-Sikh culture to Canadian's through meaningful, positive and fun engagement, at the same time

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