The Next Generation of Hindu Americans

August 30, 2011

from Huffington Post Note from the editor: “Every day, my Hindu-ness makes me a better American because… ” This opening sentence presented the essay challenge that the Hindu American Foundation posed to the next generation of Hindu Americans. The Huffington Post Religion is proud to feature the three excellent first place winners and applauds the intent and result of HAF’s fine contest. For more on this contest and other winners visit the HAF website. Faren Rajkumar — Western Fire, Eastern Wood Sohini Sircar — Essence Vinti Singh — How Hinduism Makes Me a Better American


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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