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Articles tagged as Violence

  • Violence in India Fueled by Religious and Economic Divide
    TIANGIA, India: Those who came to attack Christians here early last week set their trap well, residents say. First, they built makeshift barricades of trees and small boulders along the roads leading into this village, surrounded by rice fields and mango trees, apparently to stop the police from intervening.
  • As India's Election Nears, Anti-Christian Violence Picks Up

    NEW DELHI -- Anti-Christian violence that started in a remote corner of eastern India last month is breaking out in other states and is expected to spread further ahead of nationwide elections to be held in the next few months. In the past week in Karnataka, the southern Indian state that is home to India's high-technology capital of Bangalore, at least 17 attacks have been reported on churches and prayer halls, according to local Christian groups, independent monitors and police.

  • Princeton University Panel Explores Hindu-Christian Violence
    Princeton, NJ – A lively panel of experts on religious freedom convened at the prestigious Princeton University on November 10 to explore the roots and ramifications of Hindu-Christian violence in India.
  • On Arizona Shooting, Political Blame Game
    The recent shooting in Tucson, Arizona, USA has saturated the media, sparking accusations of political influence from the Tea Party and a rancorous political climate to explain why the shooter decided to open fire. "The tragedy in Arizona signals how desperately Americans need to commit to restoring some sanity and civility to our public discourse" - an author says.
  • Continuing Divide in Views of Islam and Violence
    The American public remains divided over whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers. Currently, 40% say the Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence while 42% say it is not.
  • Soda Consumption Linked to Teen Violence, Study Finds
    A new study has found that teenagers who consume high amounts of sugary soda appear to be more prone towards violence than teenagers who consume less or no sugary soda.
  • Miscreants Hacked Argentine National At ISKCON Mayapur

    In a ghastly incident an Argentine National was brutally hacked with sharp weapon by miscreants at his apartment located at the ISKCON campus in Mayapur late on Friday night.

  • The Nonviolent Violence of the Gita

    The battlefield setting of the Gita often prompts people to ask the question: “How can God instruct a peace-seeking person to fight a deadly war that caused so much suffering?”

  • Violence, Non-violence and ‘Real Violence’

    Nothing prepared the Indian state of Gujarat for the scale and extent of the Patedar agitation which spread like wildfire in two short months in July and August 2015.

  • Devotees Safe But Atmosphere Tense at ISKCON Paris

    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.

  • Guns Or No Guns? - by Sivarama Swami

    Guns or no Guns - Sivarama Swami addresses the recent debate that has divided the USA. Sivarama Swami, through his spiritual insight, reveals the actual depth of the problem which most people are missing.

  • Don't Just Stand, Take A Stand

    We live amidst a culture of violence and indifference. Some people resort to violence at even the slightest provocation and others often just stand by, watching indifferently the victimization of another living human being.. This prevailing culture of violence and indifference can make us apathetic, unless we ourselves are targeted.

  • We Light A Candle

    "When we turn away from the sun, we face our shadow. When we turn away from God, our original Source, we see ourselves as separate, and fear arises."

  • Statement on Behalf of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) after the Shootings in Pittsburg

    Terrible darkness moved out of the shadows and into our national and global psyche last weekend in Pittsburg. Spurred on by hatred, ignorance, and a growing culture of civic unrest that increasingly divides, alienates, and deprecates those different than ourselves, a gunman attacked the Tree of Life Jewish Congregation killing eleven men and women, and injuring more.

  • ISKCON New Vrindaban Reaches Out to Jewish Community

    On October 27, ISKCON New Vrindaban devotees in West Virginia heard of the horrific mass shooting at the Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, a 90-minute drive away from their idyllic rural community. Jaya Krishna Das, the Temple President of ISKCON New Vrindaban, wrote a heart-warming condolence letter to the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Jewish community, which was noted by the Intelligencer newspaper of Pennsylvania. 

  • ISKCON Statement on Domestic Abuse

    Domestic abuse (sometimes referred to as domestic violence) is a serious global problem within society-at-large. Most domestic abuse (about 85%) is perpetrated by men against women, in the role of a husband or intimate partner. In America, 1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic abuse in their lives. 

  • ISKCON Statement on Domestic Abuse--Appendices

    Domestic abuse is defined as a pattern of emotional, mental, or physical abuse that is used by one person in a relationship/marriage to control an intimate partner.

  • ISKCON North America Releases Statement on Domestic Abuse

    “Sadly, our ISKCON society is not immune to domestic abuse. Sometimes devotees believe that domestic abuse is tolerated within our society. Thus, the NA GBC determined it necessary to make a clear, strong statement that domestic abuse is never acceptable.”