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Australian religious leaders urged to make religion more vibrant or see it head to extinction

“Make religion more vibrant, attractive and engaging if you want to keep your folks in God’s fold”; distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed suggested Australia’s religious leaders and organizations in view of Census 2016 reports pointing that 30.1% Australians belonged to “No Religion” category. According to information from Australian Bureau of Statistics release sourced from Census 2016 and dated June 27; ... Read More »

Hinduism fastest growing religion in Australia

Hinduism seemed to be the fastest growing religion in Australia in the span of last 25 years, increasing from 0.3% in 1991 census to 1.9% of the population in 2016 census, numbering at 440,300. According to information from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release sourced from 2016 census and dated June 27; “No Religion” is now the largest group in ... Read More »

Australia yogawear firm removes Lord Ganesha leggings after Hindu protest

Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) based activewear company “Flow Yoga Wear” removed leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from website after Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”.  Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, thanked Flow Yoga Wear for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which found images of Hindu ... Read More »

San Diego Museum showcasing Hindu gods for 19 months

The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) in California is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in an exhibition “Arts of South and Southeast Asia”, which will run through January 31, 2019. Exhibits include 6th century sandstone and 1300-1400 granite sculptures of Lord Shiva, 1100-1200 stone sculpture of Lord Vishnu, 11th century sandstone sculpture of Lord Ganesha, 11th century bronze ... Read More »

Sony urged to portray Hindu gods with respect in video-game “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy”

Concerned about trivialization; Hindus are urging Sony Corporation and its subsidiaries to depict Hindu deities, temples, traditions and concepts with respect and accuracy in video-game “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy”; when it is released on August 22. This action-adventure video game is developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, both Sony subsidiaries, for the PlayStation 4. Set in ... Read More »

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Texas schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Texas to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Many public school districts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have already reportedly declared day-off for students on October 19. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, ... Read More »

Los Angeles firm removes Ganesha socks within few hours of Hindu protest

Chatsworth (Los Angeles, California) headquartered online retailer “Hipster’s Wonderland” removed socks from website carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha within few hours after upset Hindus complained calling these “highly inappropriate”.  Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada today, thanked Hipster’s Wonderland for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which found images of ... Read More »

Hindus commend opening of “Prayer & Meditation Room” at Texas A&M University

Hindus have welcomed public research institution Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station (Texas) for opening a designated Prayer and Meditation Room in its Sterling C. Evans Library; said to be an all-inclusive worship area. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; called this dedication of a quiet calming space for meditation, reflection and prayer for ... Read More »

Hindus seek overhaul of Saskatchewan education system, treating all beliefs equally

Hindus are stressing reexamining and rebuilding the education system in Saskatchewan (Canada) so all the belief systems and non-believers get fair and even treatment. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that in the increasingly diverse and multicultural province of Saskatchewan, publicly funded schools, non-religious or religious, should provide equal time to each of the major ... Read More »

Hindus shocked at Sydney Anglican Church lumping yoga with “worshipping false gods”

Hindus worldwide are upset over a Sydney Anglican Church in Australia reportedly associating yoga with “worshipping false gods”; and are seeking apology from the Anglican Communion. A newsitem pasted under “Media Watch Around The World” on the “Sydney Anglicans” (official website of Anglican Diocese of Sydney) said: Anglican Church in Erskineville doesn’t want yoga classes, over fears of ‘worshipping false ... Read More »

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