Indian Court Gives Ganges, Yamuna Same Rights as a Human
Religious Groups, Leaders Respond to New US Immigration Policies
A court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.
Discord in Angela Merkel's Government After Environment Ministry Bans Meat at Official Functions
“I keep asking, where are God’s borders?” he said. “If Jesus was a Mexican, would Donald Trump deport him?”
Pope Appears to Back Native Tribes in Dakota Pipeline Conflict
A row has broken out in Angela Merkel’s government after the environment minister banned meat at official functions. Barbara Hendricks claims eating meat is damaging to the environment.
Meet the Vegan Saudi Prince Who's Turning the Lights on in Jordan
Thousands of tribe members, environmentalists and others set up camps last year on Army Corps land in the North Dakota plains as protests intensified.
India Just Banned All Forms of Disposable Plastic In Its Capital
“Climate change and the unjustified consumption of energy are two of the most serious issues we face today at the macro-level.”
Russian Yoga Lecturer Escapes Penalty in Sign of Good Karma
India’s capital city Delhi has introduced a ban on disposable plastic. Cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic were prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Did God Choose Trump? What It Means to Believe in Divine Intervention
Russia’s yoga lovers can sigh in relief today, following a judge’s decision in St. Petersburg to throw out the case against Dmitry Ugai, a man tied to a Krishna group charged with illegal missionary work.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Sworn With the Bhagavad Gita Once Again
Since Donald Trump’s victory in last year’s election, many Christians became convinced he was chosen by God to be president even though he hardly fits their mold of a virtuous leader.
Plants Can See, Hear and Smell and Respond
“Tulsi shared how the Bhagavad Gita continues to serve as an inspiration in her life, and how grateful she is to the people of Hawaii for allowing her to continue to serve in Congress,” said a statement from her office.
A Man is on Trial in Russia — for Talking about Yoga
Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well.
In Emotional Farewell Speech, Michelle Obama Praises Diversity
“I am concerned about the complete arbitrariness of this law, which can lead to the persecution of my many fellow citizens who practice yoga and study Indian philosophy,” Ugai wrote in his blog.
Indian Government Clears Comprehensive Visa to Boost Trade and Tourism
“.. Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh – these religions are teaching our young people about justice and compassion and honesty.”
Message for the Hindus for the Feast of Depavali
The long-term, multiple-entry visa will be given up to 10 years but under this category the visitor will not be allowed to work or stay permanently, a government official said.
Scientists Claim Saraswati Did Exist
Cardinal Tauran writes “As Christians and Hindus, may we join all people of good will in supporting marriage and family life, and inspiring families to be schools of hope."
Archaeologists Dig Up An 800-Year-Old Native American Pot
The mythical Saraswati forms the Hindu holy triumvirate along with the Ganga and Yamuna, and the hypothetical confluence of these three rivers in Allahabad is the source of humanity’s biggest gathering every 12 years during the Kumbh Mela.
Would You Hide a Jew From the Nazis?
In 2008, on a dig in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists made a small but stunning discovery: a tiny clay pot.
In This Part of India, Sunnis and Shiites Show the World a Different Way to Pray
“I remember being on a ship to New York and hearing that some Americans didn’t want to let us in because there were Nazi spies among us."
15 Years After 9/11, Are Congregations Prepared for Disasters?
As soon as the Muslims finished the prayer, they embraced and hugged the Sikh, Hindu and Christian community members.
U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp
In late August, as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks loomed, religious leaders tuned into a webinar to prepare themselves for a possible future disaster.
Russia: Anti-Sharing Beliefs Law First Use
The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp. The Oct 5, first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony will take place at the Consulate General of India, New York.
Pope Francis, Visiting Auschwitz, Asks God for the ‘Grace to Cry’
A Hare Krishna adherent has become the first person to be charged under Russia's new law restricting sharing beliefs. Anti-extremism police in Karachai-Cherkessiya arrested 19-year-old Vadim Sibiryev.
France Church Attack: Muslims Attend Mass
Pope Francis walked in the footsteps of his two predecessors as he visited the former extermination camp at Auschwitz, where he paid silent homage to the more than one million victims.
China's Plan to Cut Meat Consumption by 50% Cheered by Climate Campaigners
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.
The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming.