Tag: India

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    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. But people who want to protect these creatures must also deal with those who think cows are little more than a nuisance. More

    February 27, 2015 | Comments

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    Jockin Arputham started his campaign to build a network among the urban poor by organizing a critical mass of India’s slum-dwelling population, especially women’s collectives. Today they pressure local governments to be more responsive to their needs, especially toilet and sanitation facilities. More

    January 30, 2015 | Comments

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    Jaipur Foot provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs. That’s important in a country where disability still carries a deep stigma, according to the group’s founder D.R. Mehta. “They can go and work back in their field, factory, or shop, earn their living. They acquire social respect, and they acquire self-confidence again.” More

    January 16, 2015 | Comments

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    “Yoga’s techniques and goals move in and through and outside of religion in very interesting and complex ways,” says Debra Diamond, associate curator of south and southeastern Asian art for the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler galleries. Following its Washington debut, “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an exhibition on yoga in Indian art history, was at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and it will soon travel to the Cleveland Museum of Art for the summer. More

    May 16, 2014 | Comments

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    “I have great respect for the Catholic Church, but I have always been a bit uneasy about the Catholic Church ordaining that a woman can’t be a priest or a deacon. … I just believe that whenever women are treated as inferior in the eyes of God this is a misinterpretation of what Jesus Christ taught.” More

    May 9, 2014 | Comments

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    “The message of the Gospel is not welfare, is not give my people a better madras or give them some more food. It’s to set them free, and setting them free is this whole movement— right-based, dignity for them, their rights, and empowerment.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    Interfaith groups organize against gun violence; Dorothy Day; Sikh children learn to tie their turbans. More

    March 14, 2014 | Comments

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    “How glorious they look, how beautiful they become when they tie the turban on their head,” says Surinder Singh, youth and education coordinator of the Sikh Foundation of Virginia. More

    March 14, 2014 | Comments

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    For decades, the Indian government has encouraged pilgrims to come to one of India’s holiest locations, the ancient city of Bodh Gaya. Now there is an effort to revive the Buddhist university that once flourished there long before universities like Cambridge and Oxford were founded in the West. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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    Many young Jains are finding that living in the modern world requires more flexibility than the anti-materialistic rules of their religion allow. “My grandparents said they don’t eat food at night. But going out with friends, having a social circle, we can’t be as strict as our grandparents,” says twenty-year-old Geetika Jain. More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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