Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

CAMBRIDGE, MA-- For the world’s estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered...

Mata Amritanandamayi, Known as Amma, Returns to New England on July 8 and 9

MARLBOROUGH, MA--Mata Amritanandamayi, or ‘Amma’ as she is more commonly known, return to New England on July 8 and 9 in Marlborough, MA, organizers...

A New Shiva Temple Complex Planned on a 17-Acre Site in Bellingham, MA

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A Photo Diary on India’s Famed Kumbh Mela

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Hindus Appalled at Desecration of Hindu Temple in Louisville, Officials Call it “Cowardly” Vandalism...

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Temple customs must be adhered to: Mata Amritanandamayi

Thiruvananthapuram--Opening up on the Sabarimala temple issue, Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) on Sunday said that temples are the pillars to preserve traditions and customs and...

China passes law to have its own version of Islam

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Media and Hindu Leader Blast Hollywood Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s Claim That She Popularized Yoga

BOSTON--“Gwyneth Paltrow's Claim That She (and Goop) Popularized Yoga Is, Well, a Stretch” was the headline of an article published at Fortune.com. “Since launching Goop...

Hindu Idols Stolen From Greater London Temple

LONDON—Three Hindu idols were stolen last week from the Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Willesden, a suburb of Greater London, according to news reports. The Metropolitan...

Religious upbringing linked to better health and well-being during early adulthood

BOSTON – Participating in spiritual practices during childhood and adolescence may be a protective factor for a range of health and well-being outcomes in...

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