(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pakistan and Syria have earned their places on the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, says a leading religious liberty watchdog.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March.
(RNS) At the largest Holi festival in the United States, the majority of participants aren’t Hindus. They’re Mormons.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (RNS) The entire film takes place in a cable car – going up, coming down, looking around. Through the camera lens, viewers ride with men and women, young and old, people and animals.
(RNS) “I think if the school granted the (Diwali) holiday, then his friends would know, ‘OK, you are a Hindu,’” said Jyoti Sharma, who is asking the Millburn Township School District to consider a day off for Diwali for her son.
(RNS) The banishment of a U.S. scholar’s book in India is emboldening those who claim to speak on behalf of all Hindus.
(RNS) While the offended Hindu group has many objections to Wendy Doniger’s book, one of the main ones, according to Time magazine, is “the juxtaposition of sex and Hinduism.”
“Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance.”