A brand new security vault is being constructed at the Bhaktivedanta Archives headquarters in Prabhupada Village, North Carolina, to preserve ISKCON Founder-acharya Srila Prabhupada’s legacy for generations to come.
By Kripamoya Das for deshika.wordpress.com on 28 Dec 2012
When one thousand people in the United States were asked the question: “What factors brought you to your present religious belief and membership of your current religious community?” the overwhelming majority, 85%, responded that ‘my friend got me interested.’
After a groundswell of support from ISKCON devotees and leaders, a Samadhi (mausoleum) is being constructed in the sacred land of Vrindavana, India for Srila Prabhupada’s famous early disciple Yamuna Devi.
By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 27 Dec 2012
ISKCON Hungary distributes several hundred thousand plates of free hot meal all year long, but they always make an extra effort to take care of the poor during the cold months, especially during Christmas time.
By Kevin Eckstrom for Religion News Services on 27 Dec 2012
From the nuns to the “nones,” religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in the presidential race, and moral and ethical questions surrounded budget debates, mass killings and an unexpected focus on “religious freedom.”
Exactly a year ago, a news rocked the Indian parliament about an imminent legal ban on the Bhagvad Gita, Hinduism's revered text and philosophical treatise, in Russia, forcing Moscow's intervention. A year later, a bigger crisis looms. A cocktail of religious idiosyncrasy and byzantine municipal laws is leading to ISKCON's eviction from its only temple in Moscow on January 15.
By Vineet Chander (Vyenkata Bhatta Das) for The Huffington Post on 27 Dec 2012
I first learned of the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, while on my way to work. One of my fellow commuters shared whatever scant details were known at that time with the rest of the train car. There were gasps and exclamations, and then we all fell silent.
By Kelly Hughes for Religious Press Release Services on 19 Dec 2012
A majority of Americans (81%) report that they have experienced God’s love, according to a new study. Even more have felt God’s love increasing their compassion for others (83%), showing that for many Americans, the experience of divine love and benevolence are inseparable
By Jonathan Benson for NaturalNews.com on 19 Dec 2012
Hidden inside every stalk of broccoli and every floret of cauliflower is a substance so powerful at preventing and treating cancer that not even the drug industry is capable of matching its efficacy, both in terms of safety and potency.
Interfaith exchange has always been a powerful way for members of different faiths to understand each other’s differences, appreciate similarities and work together towards common goals. But residents at ISKCON’s Villa Vrindavana farm in Italy have discovered that its benefits are even more far-reaching.
By Chaitanya Charan Das for thespiritualscientist.com on 18 Dec 2012
The trout is lured by the worm on the hook of the fisherman, the mouse by the cheese in the mouse-trap. A tragic irony of the struggle for existence is that living beings are often destroyed by what they desire.