Mosque and Temple Under a Single Roof Underscore Religious Harmony Among Indian Troops
A moving photograph of a Hindu and Muslim soldier praying side by side under the same roof has gone viral on the internet in India, highlighting the diversity and harmony in the nation’s military at a time of grave religious tension in much of civil society.
Devotees in India Reignite Their Religious Faith Despite COVID-19 Restrictions
In India, one of the world’s most observant countries, temples are cautiously reopening in the wake of the pandemic.
December 19, 2019 •
India’s New Citizenship Law Provokes Mass Protests and Violence
Violent unrest has erupted across India over a contentious new citizenship law that offers immunity to undocumented immigrants from half a dozen religious faiths but excludes Muslims.
October 22, 2019 •
The Plight of Untouchable Christians in India Today
A 55-year-old Supreme Court lawyer from the Indian state Tamil Nadu is challenging India’s discrimination against Christian Dalits—Christians of the Hindu caste of untouchables.
Are Children in India More Tolerant Than Their Parents?
Two studies show there may be a paradigm shift taking place in India on the subject of religious tolerance.
India’s Indigenous Faiths Rally to Demand Their Rights
Some 10,000 men and women belonging to indigenous faiths joined forces April 24 in the town of Gumla in Jharkhand to demand recognition of their traditional religions.
Indian Faith Leaders Condemn Use of Religion to Disrupt Social Harmony
Leaders of Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh communities gathered in Margao in the western state of Goa April 5 to take a stand against the exploitation of religious sentiments for political gain.
Attacks Against Christians in India on the Rise
Last year India was listed at number 15 on the World Watch List of the 50 most difficult countries for Christians to live in. In 2017, the country has seen nearly as many attacks against Christians so far as in all of 2016.
As Ramadan Begins, India Prime Minister Urges Tolerance and Diversity
In his monthly radio program to the people of India on the second day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized religious tolerance and diversity.
Political Party Leader Urges Pluralistic Ethos for Religious Tolerance in India
In a celebration of the Sikh festival of Baisakhi April 13, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, president of Jammu and Kashmir’s statewide National Conference political party, has called for religious harmony in India.
February 12, 2017 •
Violations of Rights of Religious Minorities in India, Report Says
A report released this week by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom details religious freedom violations in India against religious minorities and Hindu Dalits and offers recommendations for the Indian government and the U.S. government.