Religious Freedom Archive
In 2012, Samir Narang and his family fled Afghanistan and sought refuge in Germany. Samir’s story is similar to many other Hindus that grew up in Afghanistan, isolated in a Hindu or Sikh temple, hiding from daily
Ravita, Harya, and Jeevti. What do these three girls have in common? They’re all young Hindu victims of an alarming trend of abductions, forced conversions, and forced marriages that have quietly been plaguing Pakistan’s minority communities for
This post was originally published on Medium.com. It seems now a quaint moment in recent history. When the United States Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) was created in 1998 as a mandate of the International Religious Freedom
As the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, questions abound about his domestic and foreign policy priorities. Immigration reform, health care, and relations with Russia and China all figure to play prominently on his agenda,
Hindu minorities are subject to varying degrees of legal and institutional discrimination, restrictions on their religious freedom, social prejudice, violence, social persecution, and economic and political marginalization.
There is no doubt that there is economic poverty in India. But I am at a loss as to what Compassion International means by “spiritual poverty” in a deeply religious and tremendously diverse and pluralistic India.
This past January, a group of policemen discovered a bomb-making factory owned by Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) in the Mohakhali district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. There, they found 130 crude bombs, two litres of petrol, 1 kilogram of
The letter below was sent by the Hindu American Foundation to Idaho Senator Steve Vick on March 3rd, 2015. Dear Senator Vick, On behalf of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), a national advocacy organization, we write in
The following guest post features an article on Bangladesh authored by Anirban Choudhury Arup (Lawyer, Dhaka Bar Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh) and Priyanka Bose Kanta (Researcher, Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Alliance). The authors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (Anirban Choudhury) and
As I read the Hindu American Foundation’s statement for the 13th anniversary of the World Trade Center and other attacks on 9/11/2001, I thought of two other “9/11”s that evoke more hope and positive feelings: Sept. 11, 1893 when Swami