interreligious meeting to share their common values about freedom and democracy.
This tradition is still going and Princess Beatrix supports these interreligious celebrations with her attendance.
A human rights group has demonstrated outside the British Parliament protesting against the post-poll attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh.
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The share of countries with a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion reached a six-year peak in 2012, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.Continue Reading →
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With the excitement of Christmas cleared away, we are now entering that time of year when the western world starts reflecting on the past twelve months. Evaluating and determining the resolutions to make in order to improve the coming year. It’s the opportunity to leave behind a failed strategy or policy and start afresh, a new beginning – emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.
As Michael Palin will have seen on his travels not all cultures ...Continue Reading →
Vedic tradition says that to gain prosperity, austerities or yajna must be done; often it is in the form of a sacrifice of some kind. For such a cause as world peace, the magnitude of the sacrifice is difficult to imagine. However, the Portuguese Yoga Confederation has formulated a plan.
On June 21st, the summer solstice or longest day of the year; considered an auspicious ...Continue Reading →
With the release of the popular film “Eat. Pray. Love.” Bali has become a household name, known for its exotic culture and beautiful environment. It is also, maybe not so well-known, as one of the largest Hindu populations in the world per capita having a culture of Hinduism for thousands of years deep within its roots. Hindu traditions are practiced in everyday life, with their own Balinese flavor.
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“Some faiths are more equal than others [… ] creating an unequal society and citizen,” Bharti Tailor of the Hindu Forum of Europe said last week at the EU Commission’s High-Level Religious Leaders meeting, including “indigenous people who adopt Hinduism [who are] treated as 2nd class.”
Failing all her A Levels aged 18 did not deter Bharti Tailor from pursuing a degree and successful career.
The mum-of-two was in her thirties when she decided to do study for a degree.
This week Bharti returned to her alma mater at the invitation of the Alumni Relations Office – 16 years after graduating, as a woman who runs her own consultancy firm and represents two million Hindus as President of the Hindu Forum of Europe.
Last summer her key engagements included ...
The Hindu Forum of Europe was launched on Wednesday 13 June in the European Parliament building in Brussels. The ceremony was hosted by British member of the European Parliament Robert Evans who underlined the importance of Hindus in Europe interacting with EU institutions. The newly elected president of the forum, Sudharshan Bhatia, said “Now European legislators and policy makers will have a forum to communicate effectively with a community that has made ...Continue Reading →