Call Me Hindu

We are facing a new frontier as immigrants: identifying ourselves as and defining what it means to be Hindu-Americans.Dictionary.com's definition of religion is fairly simple: "a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs; or a specific fundamental set of … [Read more...]

Human Boundaries, Human Rights

Hindu refugees, like all refugees, need advocates to protect basic human rights.As a human rights organization that advocates for Hindus in America, the Hindu American Foundation is also concerned with the rights of others around the world, particularly when they are impacted by American policy and actions that our nation takes. As Hindus, we are more likely to be aware of the unfair treatment to other Hindus around the world. And it is our dharma to take care of our Hindu brethren. A film … [Read more...]

Hoping to Move Beyond Intolerance

The Hindu community stands in solidarity with their fellow Dharmic faith communities, especially the Sikhs.The latest gun tragedy, the shooting in the gurdwara, is something I am compelled to write about as an advocate of interreligious understanding and a peace activist. But it is my heart that cries at the ignorance, and perhaps insanity or stupidity, that creates room for such terrible happenings. The loss of lives of other members of my ethnic and Dharmic faith communities is especially … [Read more...]


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