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Family & Relationships
Nov 19, 2022
Standing Against Gender-Based Violence
November 25, 2022, marks the UN’s International Day to End Violence Against Women.  This year, ISKCON’s Vaishnavi  Ministry will join the UN’s global 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.  As Vaishnavas, we are mandated by our scriptures and tradition to protect the vulnerable and those placed in our love and care, including “the brāhmaṇas, the cows, the women, the children, and the old men” [Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.5 Purport]. Abuse in any form is a severe violation of the essential practices of Krishna consciousness and Vaishnava culture. Vaishnava culture requires cultivating qualities such as mercy, self-discipline, and compassion. Abuse undermines and destroys these qualities. According to Srila Prabhupada, one of the purposes of ISKCON is to bring devotees closer to “each other and nearer to Krsna”, and to establish that each soul is part and parcel of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” Inherent in this purpose, are the values of community, inclusivity, belonging, acceptance, and the cultivation of loving relationships. The existence of gender-based violence within our communities limits our ability to achieve Srila Prabhupada’s vision.  Nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime and ISKCON communities also suffer from domestic abuse. In times of crisis, these numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent humanitarian crises, conflicts, and climate disasters. While the pandemic of violence against women is not new, it’s not inevitable, unless we stay silent. Therefore, in cooperation with the UN, the ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry aims to raise awareness about the issue of gender-based violence from the perspective of our teachings as presented by the Srila Prabhupada and our Gaudiya Vaishnava Acaryas.  Join us from 25 November to 10 December where we will discuss gender-based violence and domestic abuse, ISKCON’s official policies to combat such abuse, and Srila Prabhupada’s teachings on how devotees should treat each other. You can follow the campaign on ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry’s Facebook (@iskconvaishnaviministry)  and YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/@vaishnaviministry7915/featured). 
Kush Singh
Jun 08, 2022
Celebrate Panihati with Bhakti Kids
In this video, you will hear about how Raghunath das celebrated the Panihati festival by the order of Lord Nityananda. Did you know that a very special guest appeared on this festive occasion? Watch the video to find out!
Bhakti Kids
20th Anniversary of Burnt Ladhu

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Apr 22, 2022
20th Anniversary of Burnt Ladhu
If you’ve never seen it, now’s the time. It’s the 20th anniversary of Burnt Ladhu, a production by Vaisnava youth creatively and courageously sharing their experiences growing up in ISKCON. On behalf of thousands of devotees, the cast explores coming to terms with life after gurukula; how devotees can behave in harmful ways; attitudes toward youth; family relationships; and navigating adult life with the foundation they were given.
Lilasuka dasi, Child Protection Office
Bhakti Educators Sanga
Apr 21, 2022
Bhakti Educators Sanga
We at the Ministry of Education NA know firsthand the amazing hard work you have been undertaking, serving the most delicate and most important members of our ISKCON society - the children and youth. 
Ministry of Education North America
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr 09, 2022
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Leading up to the appearance of the original child protector - Lord Nrsimhadeva, this is the perfect time of the year to focus on the Lord as the protector and ourselves as His instruments.
ISKCON Child Protection Office
St. Augustine Announces Their Ratha Yatra
Mar 12, 2022
St. Augustine Announces Their Ratha Yatra
Saturday, March 19, 2022. The Parade begins at 10:30 AM at the Plaza and returns there by 12 PM. At 1 PM there will be a two-hour procession down St. George Street without the Chariot. Then at 3 PM, the cultural dance & music program begins. The free food will be served out all day from 11 AM onwards. The festival continues until 5 PM
ISKCON Alachua
Art For Peace Initiative to Help Ukrainian Refugee Children Cope
Mar 05, 2022
Art For Peace Initiative to Help Ukrainian Refugee Children Cope
Over the past week, more than a million Ukrainian refugees crossed the borders to the neighboring countries, fleeing war. Most of them are women and children, like their husbands, fathers, and sons, —all men between the ages of 18-60 — had to stay back to defend their country, not knowing if they would ever see their loved ones again.
Krishna Lila Dasi
New Devotional Kids Book: Nimai's Adventures
Feb 19, 2022
New Devotional Kids Book: Nimai’s Adventures
A new devotee children’s book, ‘Nimai’s Adventures’ based on the childhood pastimes of Lord Caitanya, written by Mandakini Devi Dasi is set to be released in March 2022.
Khusboo Basan
Bhakti Kids Sangha Podcast
Feb 13, 2022
Bhakti Kids Sangha Podcast
Bhakti Kids Sanga had started out with having devotional activities for families, resources for parents, and even yoga classes for children, but they heard a need in their community. There has seemed to be an influx of Hare Krishna podcasts popping up, but nothing geared towards children and family. "I’ve even noticed parents on Facebook groups for homeschooling say they wish there was a podcast"  Abhidheya devi dasi shared with us.
Kamala Radha Devi Dasi
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