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October 07, 2017
Eclipse-Nirvana: Contemporary Devotional Music by Aks & Lakshmi
I had an opportunity to hear a wonderful husband-wife musician duo as part of a...
April 19, 2017
Religion and Science: Complementary Not Conflicting
During my childhood, my father referenced Albert Einstein often, with quotes like “Science without religion...
February 15, 2017
Purushartha: Pursuing the Four Goals of a Human Life
My focus on doing the right thing(s) means that these days, my Facebook notifications and my newsfeed...
February 05, 2017
Wisdom from More Than One Guru
Hinduism may not have been started by a single prophet like Christianity or Islam, and...
January 29, 2017
The Story of God: The Proof is in Pluralism
The Story of God: Proof of God In the third and final episode of Season...
January 22, 2017
The Story of God: Seeking Heaven on Earth
In Season 2, episode 2 of National Geographic’s The Story of God, Morgan Freeman seeks...
December 21, 2016
A Holiday Season to Give the Gift of Listening
Modern Woman magazine’s issue ran an article entitled "Peace on Earth," on how interfaith families...
November 07, 2016
Vote Your Conscience, Vote with Pluralism
It's almost Election Day. I am reminded that I and many other Hindu Americans have...
October 26, 2016
Denial the Movie: Denying Intolerance, Seeking Truth
To consider the question of whether faith prevents or propagates intolerance, I am stuck, as...
August 31, 2016
Absent Mother God of the West: A Review
My first encounter with the writings of Dr. Neela Bhattacharya Saxena was her blog Stand...
July 31, 2016
Being a Hindu, Being an Ambassador for Hinduism
We live amid challenging times, where ignorance about your neighbor can lead to not just...
July 25, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 4: Pluralism, Wisdom and the NACCC
When the WISDOM presentation at the NACCC Conference was over, I asked Rev. Mary Biedron...
July 01, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 3
As explained in the prior two posts, three of us from WISDOM - a Catholic, a...
June 28, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 2
The presentation by the WISDOM panel at the NACCC Annual Conference continues, where former WISDOM Board...
June 26, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 1
As an Advisory Board member of the Michigan-based interfaith organization, WISDOM, I had the opportunity...
June 06, 2016
Faith in Politics: Pluralism, Not Polarization
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Faith and the...
May 04, 2016
Miracles in the Eastern Traditions: Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu Connections in the Story of God
In the last episode of National Geographic’s The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Freeman...
April 19, 2016
The Hindu Story of Creation: Which One?
Host Morgan Freeman searches for the stories of creation as part of his understanding of...
April 13, 2016
Who is God? Pluralism is the Answer
In the upcoming episode of The Story of God, Morgan Freeman attempts to discover who...
January 17, 2016
Baby Shower And/Or Seemantham: Bundle of Hope and Joy
It is indeed special to celebrate the start of a new year, and the new...
December 29, 2015
The Reality of Santa Claus: Imagine Joy this Holiday Season
Christmas is a time when those of us who are not Christian also get to participate...
October 13, 2015
Celebrating Shakti – Embracing Diversity of Belief
Today is the start of Navaratri, a nine-night festival that honors the Feminine Divine -...
September 07, 2015
Protecting Pluralism by Protecting Thy Neighbor
I learned with relief that the first gay couple in Kentucky received their marriage license,...
July 31, 2015
Practicing Pluralism & Protecting Religious Freedom
Both Rev. Dana Trent, author of Saffron Cross, and Alicia Chandler, co-founder of AJC Access Detroit, recently posted...
June 30, 2015
The Future of Hinduism in America: Publicly Engaging Pluralism for Peace
When I last wrote about the Future of Hinduism, I had become a voice for the...
May 13, 2015
Another Rite of Passage: Celebrating a Decade of Interfaith Activism
A week ago the Troy-area Interfaith Group celebrated its 11th annual National Day of Prayer...
April 13, 2015
The Good of Hinduism: A Solid Foundation of Pluralism
Editors' Note: This post is part of a Patheos symposium —What Good Is Religion? Read...
March 30, 2015
Freedom to Choose: Conversion to Hinduism
At a recent HAF Awareness Event, a group of people came to learn about the...
March 01, 2015
Farce or Dialogue: Who should be discussing Proselytism & Pluralism?
I recently received an email about an event at Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion,...
August 05, 2014
Hindu Activism in America: Moving beyond bias, with India’s election of the BJP and PM Modi
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on...
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