Since its inception, the Hindu American Foundation has made legal advocacy one of its main pillars. From issues of religious accommodation and religious discrimination to defending fundamental constitutional rights of free exercise and the separation of church and state, HAF has educated Americans at large about various aspects of Hindu belief and practice in the context of religious liberty, either as a party to the case or an amici (friend of the court). For decades, a Hindu voice was missing amongst those of Jews’, Christians’, Buddhists’, and atheists’, who have actively participated in defending religious freedom in the United States. HAF’s advocacy has filled this void, providing a Hindu American voice where previously there was none.
For more information on legal resources for the community, including HAF's Know Your Rights guide and R-1 Religious Worker information, click here.
To learn the detailed facts, issues, and outcomes of the cases HAF has been involved in since 2004, click here.