The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life on Thursday, July 19, published an extensive new survey titled “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.” The research provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the religious composition of the Asian-American community.
Archive for 'Hinduism'
Hinduism is the third-largest organized religion in the world and the Hindu population in the United States is estimated to have tripled in just over 15 years, to around 1 million. As Hindus’ numbers grow and as new generations are born here, journalists can find rich stories to tell about Hindus engaging in U.S. society.
If Hindus haven’t replaced WASPs as the religious elite of America, they’re doing quite well for a relatively small community of fairly recent arrivals to the United States. The new movie ‘Eat Pray Love’ has lovely scenes of India and Hindu practice, and star Julia Roberts says she is now a Hindu.
The Hindu “Festival of Lights” known as Diwali (or Deepavali) begins Saturday, Oct. 17, and runs for five days. Diwali is one of the most popular holidays in the Hindu diaspora, especially in the United States, where the Hindu population has topped 1 million — tripling in 15 years.