NEW YORK (RNS) Everyone wants religions to get along and play nice. But is that even possible, and would it do any good?
MUMBAI (Reuters) India is the world’s biggest consumer of gold and its ancient temples have collected billions of dollars in jewelry, bars and coins. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes temples will deposit their reserves with the government.
NEW DELHI (RNS) In the 10 months since Narendra Modi’s election, Hindu right-wing groups have expanded their influence across much of India’s government.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal’s comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India’s Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.
NEW YORK (Reuters) Hindu activists said the decision to not also include Diwali as a school holiday was “beyond disappointing.”
Hindus celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, to welcome spring by using through brightly colored powder, flowers, song and dance.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) Religious conversion has become a highly emotive issue in India recently, with debate whipped up by some supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who see multi-faith Indian as a Hindu-first nation.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Obama’s speech was widely interpreted as a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party, whose rise to power emboldened activists to declare India a nation of Hindus.