KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) The festival is thought to bring peace, good health and blessings to devotees. For tourists, Thaipusam offers a window on the concept of “mind over matter.”
Articles tagged “Hindus”
(RNS) Last in the polls, the Louisiana governor has one of the more intriguing religious backgrounds among all the contenders. Here are five faith facts about the newest Republican candidate.
NEW DELHI (RNS) The attacks on the Christian community have come against a background of fear, triggered by Hindus in Narendra Modi’s party, that Christians are increasing their efforts to proselytize — especially in schools.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new survey finds — surprise!– we like ourselves. U.S. adults feel most warmly about those who share their religion.
(RNS) A court in Muslim-majority Bangladesh sentenced an Islamist member of Parliament to death for genocide and other crimes against Hindus during the country’s 1971 war for independence.
(RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of “firsts” that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. By Daniel Burke.
RNS) Although most major religions discourage sex outside of marriage, Muslims and Hindus are more likely to abstain from extramarital sex than Christians and Jews, according to a new study. By Jeanie Groh.
LONDON (RNS) As Britain waits for Queen Elizabeth II to appoint a new archbishop of Canterbury, there's renewed attention on her title of “Defender of the Faith.” By Trevor Grundy.
(RNS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-member committee to look into reports that nearly 250 Hindus fled to India to escape harassment and discrimination. By Anto Akkara.