Tag Archive for Hinduism

Bridging the Gap Between Hinduism and Christianity

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Huffington Post, Jan.03 Growing up in a Hindu family in Los Angeles while attending a Christian high school for four years, I was never able to make any connection between the two traditions. In fact, they seemed…

Shining Light on the Festival of Lights

Padma Kuppa, Patheos, Oct.20, www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Shining-Light-on-the-Festival-of-Lights-Padma-Kuppa-10-21-2011.html We all look the same in the dark. But it’s better to shine light on our nation of glorious differences. My neighbor’s daughter always knows when Diwali is: it’s when my Christmas lights go up.…

Faiths challenged to face the reality of violence inside and out

Ekklesia, Aug.25, www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15288 The historic religions are ambivalent in implementing a respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator. Oliver McTernan, a former Roman Catholic priest and broadcaster, and author of Violence in…

Polytheism and Monotheism: A Hindu Perspective

Ramdas Lamb, Huffington Post, Mar.31, www.huffingtonpost.com/ramdas-lamb/polytheism-and-monotheism_b_841905.html Today, the two most popular theological beliefs in the West are monotheism (the belief in a single all-powerful divinity) and atheism (the belief that there is no divine entity). The Abrahamic religions of Judaism,…

Interfaith dialogue is key to strengthening communication rights

Worldwide Faith News, Mar.14, www.wfn.org/2011/03/msg00088.html Interfaith dialogue can play a key role in strengthening the right to communicate and tackling questions of social justice, General Secretary of the World Association of Christian Communicators (WACC) said on 12 March. Rev. Karin…

African faiths praised for peace-making role

Fredrick Nzwili, ENInews, Mar.11, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4771 A Kenyan politician has praised the faiths in Africa for taking a leading role in peace-making through practical activities such as providing water and creating understanding among communities. “I am delighted you have gone beyond…

Project Conversion: 12 Faiths In 12 Months

Rothwell Polk, Huffington Post, Feb.22, www.huffingtonpost.com/rothwell-polk/project-conversion-twelve_b_825711.html Andrew Bowen, 28, of Lumberton, N.C., is spending the 12 months of 2011 being “spiritually promiscuous,” he says with a wry sense of humor. Each month he immerses himself in a different religion, adopting…

Fight emerges over yoga’s religious roots

Wes Little, CNN Belief Blog, Jan.25, religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/25/fight-emerges-over-yogas-religious-roots/ Sheetal Shah, an official with the Hindu American Foundation, hears a lot about the physical practice of yoga these days – but not much about its religious roots. So her group, which seeks…

Some significant dates in faith communities

This is a by no means exhaustive list of significant dates.  Please let me know of any that I should add. Baha’i: 16 Jan. 2011       World Religion Day 21 Mar. 2011     Naw Ruz (Baha’i New Year) 21 Apr. 2011     Start…

IRENICA Previous Version (archived)

Since June 2010, IRENICA has gone “live”.  Instead of a monthly digest, news items are added as soon as they come to my notice.  The latest news appears on the homepage irenica.org.uk and in Latest IRENICA.  Email alerts will only…