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  • The American-Western European Values Gap

    How do Americans differ from Europeans in their views on religion? A new survey report by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project compares American attitudes on religion with those of residents in Britain, Spain, France and Germany.

  • Bhaktivedanta Manor's New Goshalla Wins Prize for "Design Excellence"
    Thirty-two high quality nominations were received for Hertfordshire (UK) based "Building Futures" Awards, ranging from household extensions to a large public space regeneration project. This year, the "Design Excellence Award" was given the Bhaktivedanta Manor`s newly constructed goshalla and visitor center.
  • UK`s Bhaktivedanta Players perform To A Full House At The Watford Palace Theatre
    The Watford Palace Theatre welcomed over 550 people through its doors on Sunday 13 October for a joyous Diwali celebration. The evening began with a Hari Name down Watford High Street, led by musicians from Bhaktivedanta Manor and involving children from the local community.
  • The Venerable Egg
    Every year I attend a conference which takes place in a beautiful Krishna temple nestled in the Tuscan hills above Florence. As part of the conference we spend a day in Florence sight-seeing, and at the end of a hot day walking from cultural icon to artistic masterpiece there is nothing better than an Italian ice cream.
  • God vs Google
    Think of someone you go to when you need help... someone who is always available... someone who has all the answers... someone who never gets angry or frustrated. Yes, I’m sure you’ve guessed it... Google! Those of you who were thinking of God are just old fashioned and out-of-touch!
  • Six Reasons to Homeschool Your Children

    There are over 2 million home-educated children in the US, and this number is growing at 2% to 8% per year. This is not surprising, given the dismal track record of the public school system. If you have ever considered homeschooling your children (or even if you have not), here are six reasons to do it.

  • Odyssey Networks Captures Faith Response to Protesters` Eviction from Zuccotti Park

    Odyssey Networks was on the scene yesterday after #OWS was dismantled from Zuccotti Park, and a large contingent of occupiers gathered at Canal Street and 6th Avenue. A group of multi-faith leaders and communities arrived in the temporary space to handshakes and warm greetings from the occupiers, and addressed the crowd with spiritual encouragement.

  • Buddhify Web App Promotes Calmer Urban Experience

    A Glasgow-based entrepreneur and digital innovator has launched a new web application for iPhone and Android smart phones intended to help people on the go learn to cope better with some of the struggles of city life.

  • People of the Byte
    Jews have long been the People of the Book. But as computers replace books and possibly libraries, museums, and universities, will they soon be the People of the Byte? If so, what will happen to their understanding of their history?
  • A Letter of Apology By Bhakti Vikasa Swami

    Bhakti Vikasa Swami`s letter to the ISKCON Community.

  • GBC Zonal Configuration Marches Forward
    It is the mandate of the GBC Strategic Planning Team to assist the Governing Body Commission in building a better future for ISKCON. In practice this requires solid visionary planning, the establishment of systems for the effective execution of those plans, and support of the GBC’s desire to offer both better leadership and clearer global coordination.
  • Indian Devotees Learn Communication Skills at Delhi Conference
    Forty-five skilled devotees from all over India attended the country’s regional ISKCON Communications Conference from October 7th to 14th this year, at Delhi’s grand Sri-Sri Radha Partha-Sarathi Mandir near the city’s Kailash residential area.
  • Grammy Nominee Releases A Kirtan Album Just for Kids
    With kirtan, the ancient call-and-response style of chanting God’s names, growing more and more popular all over North America and the world, kids are now getting their very own kirtan album.
  • Eat Quinoa To Lose Weight And Improve Your Health

    Quinoa is native to South America. The pre-Columbian Incas saw it as a sacred food, calling it chisaya mama (mother grain). They planted the first seeds of the season in religious ceremonies using golden tools. Depriving the people of quinoa was one of the means the Spanish used to conquer the Incas.

  • Hindu American Internship on Capitol Hill, Summer 2012
    It's time for American resident undergraduate and graduate students to apply to the Hindu American Foundation's (HAF) Congressional Internship Program for Summer 2012.
  • The BBT Considering Printing a Third Edition of Teachings of Lord Caitanya
    The BBT is considering printing a third edition of Teachings of Lord Caitanya (TLC) and we'd like to hear the ISKCON devotees` thoughts.
  • First Ever ISKCON Temple Extends Plea For Help
    ISKCON could be in danger of losing its 26 2nd Avenue Center on New York’s Lower East Side—the place where Srila Prabhupada started his worldwide movement—due to financial difficulties. And its caretakers are extending a plea for help.
  • Coconut Water Shown To Significantly Reduce High Blood Pressure
    While doctors may be quick to write a prescription for blood pressure medication if your numbers are a little high, research shows coconut water is a highly effective natural remedy for lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
  • Time To Ditch Bad Leaders
    The “last of the buffoon dictators” was one correspondent’s take on the death of Muamar Gaddafi. With his numerous outlandish costumes, opulent palace and corps of female Amazonian bodyguards he certainly cut a colourful figure as he paraded on the world stage. But his record on human rights was a black one.
  • The What and The How
    Some years ago I was on pilgrimage in Vrindavan. I had come with a purpose, although, for the life of me, I didn’t know what that purpose was, at least I couldn’t articulate what it was.
  • Radhanath Swami Speaks At UK`s House of Commons
    At the House of Commons, on Tuesday 11th October 2011, Radhanath Swami addressed Members of Parliament and ministers together with the UK interfaith community to a private reception on “Spirituality and the Big Society”.
  • Volunteer Position Open in ISKCON Communications Service

    A position is open immediately to serve ISKCON as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Communications, Anuttama Dasa. The service will be performed at the ISKCON Communications (IC) offices at the Washington, D.C. temple, in suburban Maryland, USA.

  • "Convergence of Science and Spirituality" Conference in Delhi

    The two-day conference was hosted at the premises of the Sri Venkateswara College in South Campus of Delhi University on 5th and 6th of November, 2011. The initiative for the conference was taken by the Institute for Science and Spirituality (ISS), the scientific study wing of ISKCON Delhi.

  • Personal Reflections on the Sacred Bond of Marriage
    Lately at ISKCON News we’ve taken a look at how more second generation members of our society are taking their initiation vows, one of the most important “rites of passage” in our Vaishnava culture. There is another other important set of vows, however, which we share more closely with the contemporary culture in which we live—marriage vows.
  • New Vrindaban Organic Gardening Inspires Local Sustainability

    A New Vrindaban devotee’s efforts at organic gardening have inspired the general public, educational institutions, and leaders in the local town of Wheeling, West Virginia to support sustainability, eat local produce and consider spiritual motives for it.