Preliminary reports are placing the number of homes demolished today at twelve (added to the demolitions last November, that would bring the total to twenty-six homes destroyed)
This is a call for photographs from the Hindu Collective Initiative of North America, a forum for different sampradayas and organizations to come together on issues of shared concern. HCINA is very appreciative and supportive of ISKCON.
Mar 8 2007 Black Lotus - a Book Review
How do you describe a journey that starts in a Cleveland ghetto, takes a turn into Princeton University, immerses itself in spiritual India, and then crisscrosses between urban Washington D.C. and the villages of West Africa?
Feb 5 2007 HINDUS BRACING FOR NEXT ROUND OF ATTACKS
MEDIA RELEASE - ISKCON COMMUNICATIONS on the latest developments in the persecution of a Hindu minority in Kazakhstan. Notably, the government's actions fly in the face of statements made by the U.S. Embassy, the OSCE, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the U.K. Parliament.
The devotees in Kazakhstan have been painstakingly following the proper procedures and have been careful to act with integrity and honesty. Likewise, members of the campaign team ‚Äď under the direction of His Holiness B.B. Govinda Swami ‚Äď have been diligent and conscientious in their approach, maintaining dignity, accuracy, balance, and fairness in all that we do.
Nov 23 2006 Update on Kazakhstan and Link to Video
A team of devotees, coordinated by His Holiness B.B. Govinda Swami, is working diligently on a campaign to help our brothers and sisters in Kazakhstan. Today's Early Day Motion in British Parliament was part of that campaign; similar efforts are underway elsewhere in the world.
Oct 23 2006 Hare Krishnas, all grown up
The movement, said Vineet Chander, an ISKCON spokesman, has grown up. Like the devotees themselves. Now, Chander said, the children of the original devotees are raising their own children in ‚ÄúKrishna consciousness.‚ÄĚ They‚Äôre integrating their beliefs, he says, with daily life.
Sep 14 2006 HINDUS PROTEST HARASSMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN
A simultaneous protest took place in New York City. Both demonstrations were timed to intentionally coincide with the ‚ÄúCongress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions,‚ÄĚ held in Kazakhstan. Many human rights groups and international governments, including the United Kingdom and India, are pressuring the Kazakh government to go beyond sponsoring conferences on religious freedom, and instead work to stop bigotry and harassment of religious minorities in their own county.
Jul 18 2006 My Krishna Consciousness
I realize that the ISKCON I joined--the ISKCON that I choose to live and work in today--is, in some ways, dramatically different from the one which commanded headlines three or four decades ago. My ISKCON is one which celebrates families and communities, values tolerance and compassion, helps its devotees balance fidelity tradition with the reality of life in contemporary America.
Jul 13 2006 Hare Krishna Marks 40th Anniversary
Tuesday, July 18, 2006, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will observe the 40th Anniversary of Hare Krishna coming west. Eastern Tradition Grows Up to Find Many of Its Ideals Have Gone Mainstream, Announces ISKCON Communications