Tag: India

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    Bhavana Gupta says her generation will go to a Hindu temple in New Delhi and say, “Let’s give the priest 500 rupees to have him do a good prayer service for us.” But the younger generation questions this traditional Hindu practice and asks why. More

    January 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world's poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks.

    July 2, 2009 | Comments

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    She is a Loreto Sister who has transformed the lives of thousands of Kolkata children at a middle-class parochial school where the students have become advocates for social change.

    May 1, 2009 | Comments

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    Christianitiy is one of the ancient religious traditions of India, and scholars are searching for manuscript evidence to document its early roots there.

    April 24, 2009 | Comments

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    "Our job is to take an illiterate woman and make her into an engineer in six months," says social activist Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College. Students come from villages across India and a dozen other countries.

    March 13, 2009 | Comments

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    A strong and disturbing story about sex trafficking and the courageous work of one woman in India who is rescuing young children from forced prostitution. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    The ancient Hindu practice of kirtan is a call-and-response form of meditation and spiritual chanting that is gaining popularity in the United States. More

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    Estimates vary widely, but some claim that as few as 115,000 Zoroastrians remain—a few in Europe, North America and Iran, but the vast majority are in India, where they are called Parsis. More

    December 24, 2004 | Comments

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    In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it’s run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence — and violins. More

    July 9, 2004 | Comments

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    Father Joe Maier is a Catholic priest who, over 30 years, has set up schools that have educated thousands of poor Thai children in the slums of Bangkok. In the process, he has skirmished with all kinds of people from drug dealers to church hierarchy. More

    June 4, 2004 | Comments

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