DCF Response to UCI’s rejection of its Gifts

DCF Response to UCI’s rejection of its Gifts

The UCI School of Humanities’ Ad hoc Committee (Download report) and the Humanities Executive Committee (Download Statement) have acted hastily to reject the gifts from Dharma Civilization Foundation, without any consultation with the donors. In part they have cited procedural issues; In part they have openly questioned the legitimacy of the Foundation. Whatever be their […]

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Tempest in a Teapot

Tempest in a Teapot

Over the past few days, media outlets have covered a boycott petition led by some University of California Irvine (UCI) faculty and students. This petition has cast aspersions and doubt on the motivations and intentions of the Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF). DCF rejects the accusations put forth both by the petition and the people who […]

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The Future of Hinduism in America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The Future of Hinduism in America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The recent PEW Research Center findings on America’s religious landscape revealed that approximately 56 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated and belong to the category of religious “nones”. There are more ” nones” than Catholics or mainline Protestants and the “nones” are second only to evangelical Protestants. “Nones” are comparatively younger and more educated. In addition,the […]

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Dharma Civilization Foundation – The Opportunity and the Challenge

Dharma Civilization Foundation – The Opportunity and the Challenge

A student of Pre-modern India, of virtually any Caste or tradition, could gain access to a thorough grounding in the spiritual philosophy and value system that supplemented the family traditions and practices, and provided a context for the cultural training and learning that was imparted at home by the family. Modern India has squandered that heritage […]

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The Wendy Doniger Controversy and the need for Hindu Theologians

The Wendy Doniger Controversy and the need for Hindu Theologians

The decision by Penguin (India) to withdraw Wendy Doniger’s controversial book,The Hindus: An Alternative History, has, not unsurprisingly, elicited a huge volume and range of responses. On one side are those who see the issue solely as one of freedom of expression and worry that Penguin’s capitulation undermines free speech. On the other side are […]

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