JALANDHAR: In a major blow to Sikhs in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has upheld a French ban on turbans by dismissing the first petition filed against it. France had passed a law in 2004, prohibiting religious symbols in schools.
France is the European Union's biggest agricultural producer and has lately seen rapid growth of organic framing.
The Resolution expresses concern about abuses against minors, but also recommends respecting the families' rights to freedom of religion.
Muslim scholars respond to the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, expressing anger towards the perpetrators who "betrayed and tainted" Islam rather than defended it.
France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.
No ISKCON devotees or congregation members were hurt during the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday November 13th, in which 129 people were killed at six locations throughout the French capital. Yet some congregation members living close to the Bataclan concert hall, where 80 people died, were shaken when they overheard the violence.
"They claim to have done it in the name of God - far from it. Their work is the work of satan."
Green roofs also offer birds a place to call home in the urban jungle.
Muslims across France have attended Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday. Fr Jacques Hamel was killed in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray by two men who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.
A video by Vrishabhanu das.
The Paris temple is situated in Sarcelles, the northern suburb. Sri Sri Radha Paris-Isvara were installed by Srila Prabhupada in 1973 during one of his visits to the city. The yearly Paris Ratha-Yatra is a very popular festival. A video by Vrishabhanu Das.
Cultic symptoms include isolation of members, lack of accountability of leaders, denial of appropriate care for members, unquestioned submission to leaders, excessive demands upon followers, and physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse by leaders. Not particularly inspiring topics. So why go to a conference discussing them?
In August 2018, the New Mayapur community in the Loire Valley, France will have their first Transcendental Art Seminar. The courses will be given by Dhriti dasi and Ram Das Abhiram Das, senior disciples of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Professional BMX freestyle rider Joris Coulomb always chased adventure. He didn’t realize that one day it would take him to a place of deep meaning where all his questions about life would be answered.
Srila Prabhupada called Krishna conscious art “Windows to the Spiritual World.” Every once in a while, an artist comes along who is truly blessed with the ability to open those windows for us.
November 11th 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice of World War I. On this occasion, France was very busy receiving 72 heads of state and hundreds of diplomatic missions who had come for a collective rememberance of the terrible war during a grand celebration inmemory of the millions of soldiers who gave their life.
A poem written by Gaurangi Dasi in New Mayapur, France in 2005.
Some thoughts on the recent burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The Vedic Federation of France, a coalition of Indian-origin religious denominations and spiritual movements including ISKCON, is presenting one united voice to the French government and thus strengthening ISKCON’s position in France, where it has long been treated as a cult.