• ISKCON Devotees Flee War Affected Eastern Ukraine
  • New Book on Deeper Understanding of Deity Worship
  • Reconciling Seemingly Outrageous Figures
  • Russian Hare Krishnas Still Fight for Acceptance
  • I Want My Friends Back!
  • ISKCON News Welcomes Baby Ambika
  • 5 Reasons to Eat More Coconut
  • Church of England Approves Women Bishops
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  • New Scholarly Work Gives Deeper Understanding of Deity Worship
  • Attending Krishna’s Image: Caitanya Vaisnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth  by ISKCON scholar and guru Krishna Kshetra Das (Kenneth R. Valpey) discusses how the ancient historical tradition was brought from India to countries all over the world. It shows how it has taken firm root today in both India and the West

  • Nick Mom TV Show Features ISKCON Devotee Girl's 7th Birthday Party
  • On July 13th, the American Nick Mom TV Channel featured 7 year old Gauri, daughter of Bal Gopal Das and Lalita Sundari Dasi, residents of ISKCON New Dwaraka Dham, Los Angeles. The television show called Take Me To Your Mother was exploring how different children from all walks of life celebrated their birthdays.

  • Welcome, Ambika! - The ISKCON News Family Joyfully Expands
  • ISKCON News is happy to report that at 6.35 AM on Saturday, July 12th, 2014, a new member was born into the ISKCON News family. Our staff writer Madhava Smullen and his wife Manjari Smullen are now the proud parents of Ambika, a beautiful, healthy baby girl. 

  • Update on the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis
  • As the situation in Eastern Ukraine escalates and the number of devotee refugees seeking help increases, the worldwide ISKCON community shows an outpouring of support.  

  • ISKCON Calls for Respect and Cooperation Among Hindu Communities
  • Lately, in India there has been an ongoing war of words between the Shankaracharya and the followers of Sai Baba. Now there is a threat that the conflict will escalate and apart from the court cases, it will spill over into a physical fights. ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Dasa and Communications Delhi representative Yudhisthir Govinda Dasa have released an official statement addressing the situation.

  • ISKCON Devotees Flee War Affected Eastern Ukraine
  • Over the past weeks, the international media has been reporting about an escalating political situation in Ukraine, which is now close to a civil war. The government has launched a massive military offensive on the insurgent-controlled parts of Eastern Ukraine, using heavy weaponry, aviation, and troops to subdue their resistance. Many ISKCON centers and hundreds of devotees are also seriously affected by the conflict.

  • Soccer Fans Join Brazilian Devotees in Chanting Amidst World Cup Fever
  • Although World Cup host Brazil is still reeling from a 7–1 loss to Germany on July 8th, football fever still grips the country as the World Cup barrels towards the final. “Football is the most important thing amongst things that don’t have any importance,” says Sri Krishna Murti. “It’s nice entertainment, but it’s not going to change anyone’s life.” For the ISKCON devotees, however, the World Cup was life-changing.

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  • 5 Reasons to Eat More Coconut
  • Researchers are finding more and more evidence to the suggest that the unique combination of fatty acids found in coconut oil can have profound positive impacts on overall health.

  • 11 Famous Vegetarians In History
  • The Greek scholar, Pythagoras lived over 2,500 years ago and ate a fleshless diet, called the "Pythagorean diet" until the word vegetarian became popular in the late 1800s.

  • Church of England Approves Women Bishops in Historic Vote
  • After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday (July 14) the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” to women bishops.

  • Persecuted by Soviets, Russia's Hare Krishnas Still Fight for Acceptance
  • The Hare Krishna movement has been trying to build a temple in Russia since 1990. They still don't have one. It's not for lack of funds.

  • Church of England Women Bishops: Archbishops Will Overrule Synod
  • The archbishop of Canterbury plans to force legislation through if the General Synod does not accept female bishops.

  • 4,000 Year Old Vishnu Statue Discovered in Vietnam
  • A recent news report from Vietnam features an exquisite and very ancient sculpture of Lord Vishnu. The significance of this discovery cannot be overestimated.

  • Top Indian Herbs and Spices That Help Prevent Cancer
  • Popular throughout the world, Indian spices have a long history of providing a welcome burst of flavor. They also have very real benefits to the health.

  • 9 Days Historic Rama Katha in Rome
  • Following the start of Morari Bapu’s historic Ram Katha in Rome, Bapu was invited to meet Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue .

  • 8,000 Year Old Indian City Irradiated by Atomic Blast
  • Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. 

  • Yes, Religion Can Still Be A Force For Good In The World
  • Here are 100 examples of how faith-based groups are doing good in the world today. The list includes the Bhumi Project by the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies. 

  • Gallup: 42% Of Americans Reject The Concept Of Evolution In Humans
  • Twice the number of Americans believe that humans were created by God in their current image than there are those who believe in natural evolution.

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  • Reconciling Seemingly Outrageous Figures

    How to understand that according to the scriptures Maharaja Ugrasena had over 100,000 times more bodyguards than the entire present population of the earth planet? The Vaishnava acharyas have given a number of interesting answers.

  • Facebook, I Want My Friends Back!

    Facebook isn’t like marmite – I hate it and love it. I can’t stand it, but I can’t get off it. How many of you feel the same? It’s the first thing I check in the morning and the last thing I check at night. It seems to be devouring my entire life.

  • Gods In The Dust

    “As if their Gods fell into the dust.” This was my first reaction seeing the videos and photos of the devastated faces after the Brazilian football team’s 1-7 loss to Germany.  "What’s the big deal? Wasn’t it just a game?”

  • Is Celibacy the New Sexy?

    Celibacy is no longer a vexatious condition of religious life. It is now a considered choice individuals are exerting -- those not of the cloth or cloister but choosing nevertheless to test the frontiers of self-restraint and redirect their Eros towards other ends.

  • When the Lord Comes Out, Let's Invite Him In

    Ratha Yatra: let’s explore what this ancient festival offers to modern minds the world over as they, like us, seek to evolve as better beings.

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