More than 2.2 billion people, nearly a third (32%) of the world’s total population of 6.9 billion, live in countries where either government restrictions on religion or social hostilities involving religion rose substantially between mid-2006 and mid-2009.
By Nandini Radha Dasi for ISKCON News on 12 Aug 2011
The procession was moving along smoothly for about an hour when Lord Balabhadra suddenly decided to show His transcendental lila. At about 11 a.m., the chariot on which Lord Balarama was travelling broke down.
By Suruchi Sharma for Borehamwood Times on 12 Aug 2011
A group of Hare Krishna devotees from Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, will march with a decorated peace chariot towards Ealing High Street, which was subject to mobs torching buildings and cars, looting shops and breaking into homes on Monday night.
By Sutapa Das for sutapamonk.blogspot.com on 11 Aug 2011
As a traveling monk you have to keep your philosophical boxing gloves at the ready. Recently, someone quite bluntly told me they had serious issues with Krishna’s personality! There were some serious doubts here - the person had painted a picture of God as an attention-seeking ego-maniac! I was slightly taken aback, but tried to dig a little deeper.
Like many Muslims, Asim Khan is tired of the prejudice against his religion. The president of the Islamic Circle of North America New Jersey chapter welcomes curiosity. But he wishes those with questions about Islam would ask him or other Muslims before jumping to conclusions.
Two second generation ISKCON devotees—Rasikananda Fitch and Jagannath Cassidy—are following in the footsteps of their parents and engaging their friends to create brand new devotional art for a modern age.
Depending on whether re-registration is accepted without a hitch or not, the new bill could simply be a passing inconvenience, or it could introduce sweeping changes that would be unfavorable to ISKCON.
Organic milk from cows that will be retired to a sanctuary once their milking days are over is starting its first deliveries this week in north London and surrounding areas, bringing about a revolution in milk production.
The color green is associated with life, vitality and renewal. Green is not meant to be a sprig of parsley decorating the edge of a plate, but balancing, even dominating, the colors of a plate. It also creates texture to the dining experience.
By Gauranga Kishore Das for gaurangakishore.blogspot.com on 5 Aug 2011
Einstein is an interesting figure the religion/atheism debate. Atheists want to claim them for their cause saying that he rejected the idea of God and was against religion while theists claim that he believed in God. Being the quintessential genius and possibly the most recognizable intellectual of recent history it is no surprise that people want to claim him for their side.
By Sundari Radhika Dasi for The Eight Petal on 5 Aug 2011
What if the wife is a devotee of Lord Krishna and her husband is a non- devotee? If one partner is a devotee and the other one is not, it is not a problem if the devotee wife knows what her duty is towards Krishna in this situation.
By Charles S. J. White for ISKCON News on 5 Aug 2011
For those who are meat-eating Yogis, wanting an easy way out, this book is to be avoided at all costs. If, however, you are either a vegetarian or someone who is sitting on the fence -- a sincere meat eater who is ready to give up eating meat for his or her practice of Yoga -- this book will offer much direction, knowledge, and food for thought.