Christian persecution: Expert explains how Christians are second class citizens in India | World | News | Express.co.uk | + Opinion

CHRISTIAN persecution expert reveals that in India Christians are considered “second class citizens” because of Hindu extremists and an increase in “toxic” nationalism. Source: Christian persecution: Expert explains how Christians are second class citizens in India | World | News | Express.co.uk + As a foreign student in the late 20th century, I experienced a… Read More Christian persecution: Expert explains how Christians are second class citizens in India | World | News | Express.co.uk | + Opinion

Oxford “zero” research re-attests Hinduism’s umpteen contributions to science

Special to Earthpages.org A highly significant research by University of Oxford has revealed that ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript, dating to 3rd or 4th century, contained the world’s oldest recorded origin of the zero symbol that we use today. The zero symbol that we use today reportedly evolved from a dot that was used in ancient… Read More Oxford “zero” research re-attests Hinduism’s umpteen contributions to science

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”

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