Archive - January 29, 2015

Bishops and a U.S. President Plea for Hindu Tolerance

Bishops and a U.S. President Plea for Hindu Tolerance

We’ve been following forced conversions and other manifestations of radical Hindu intolerance in India.  President Obama deserves credit for speaking to the issue eloquently on his trip to India.  India’s Catholic bishops pled for religious freedom recently, too.

Update on Thursday, January 29th: More good stories have come out on President Obama’s appeal for religious tolerance, including this one by Harvard Business School’s Lakshmi Iyer on Obama’s speech and this one on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s possible blind eye towards anti-Muslim outbursts In India.

Meanwhile, the fighting Buddhist theme can be witnessed not only in Sri Lanka but also in Myanmar.  See this revealing piece.




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