Zed urges Welsh Government to show fairness to minority religions

Special to Earthpages.org (article has been edited) The Welsh Government, whose tagline is “working for a fairer and more prosperous Wales”, has been urged to be fair to minority religions. Hindu advocate Rajan Zed said that while Hindus had not been granted the requested one-day school holiday on their most popular festival Diwali, Welsh schools… Read More Zed urges Welsh Government to show fairness to minority religions

Children can attack Ravana to save Sita at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ramas-marriage-1913-a-scene-from-the-hindu-epic-the-news-photo/804491352 Rama’s Marriage, 1913. A scene from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Rama marries Sita, daughter of King Janaka, after proving able to wield the great bow presented to the king by the god Shiva Special to Earthpages.org At Taiwan’s National Palace Museum Southern Branch in Taibao, children can join the Ramayana battle and attack… Read More Children can attack Ravana to save Sita at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum

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

Special to Earthpages.org 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 news item pasted under “Media Watch Around The World” on the “Sydney Anglicans” (official website of Anglican Diocese of Sydney) said: Anglican Church in Erskineville… Read More Hindus shocked at Sydney Anglican Church lumping yoga with “worshipping false gods”

Progress and political correctness in the context of religion

Stylistic tweaks… move toward present tense: Ramanuja – Hindu sage likened to St. Thomas Aquinas https://t.co/kShDHSINfe via @earthpages – stylistic tweaks, move toward present tense.. pic.twitter.com/kG0lAfImTL — earthpages.org (@earthpages) May 5, 2017 [earlier] … I just revised my earthpages.ca entry on the Hindu sage Ramanuja. The revision was several days in the making and I’ll… Read More Progress and political correctness in the context of religion

Number of Canadians holding favorable view of Hinduism increases

Embed from Getty Images Special to earthpages.org Forty-nine percent of Canadians had a favorable opinion of Hinduism in February 2017 as compared to 42% in September 2013, according to Religious Trends public opinion poll conducted by research organization Angus Reid Institute (ARI) and released on April four. Quebecers having favorable opinion of Hinduism increased to… Read More Number of Canadians holding favorable view of Hinduism increases

British Museum & Google develop online Lord Ganesha exhibition

Special to Earthpages.org British Museum (BM) has developed an online exhibition “Celebrating Ganesha” with Google Cultural Institute (GCI). Its tagline includes “Explore the imagery and symbolism associated with Ganesha and gain an insight into some of the most popular stories surrounding him.” It shows a Ganesha sculpture (1200), Ganesha painting (1600), Ganesha on a swing… Read More British Museum & Google develop online Lord Ganesha exhibition