Milesh Hamlai helped increase access to and use of medical treatments for mental illness in Ahmedabad, India, by creating the Dava and Dua Program, which seeks to bridge the gap between modern medicine and faith healing.
Learn more about the innovative religious communities working to serve people who feel out of place in traditional worship services.
Moses Penumaka is the director of theological education for emerging ministries at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He was previously a youth minister and educator in India.
Catholic leaders will gather in Rome later this month to discuss the clergy sex abuse crisis. Experts doubt they’ll approve any major policy changes.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias is archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bombay, India, and president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India.
Siona Benjamin is a painter and educator from Bombay, currently living in New York. Her work frequently combines images of Judaism, which she was raised in, and the Muslim and Hindu cultures of India.
Ravi Gupta is a member of the faculty at ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium and is director of the religious studies program at Utah State University in Logan. He is an expert on the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism.
Madan Gopal Das is a priest at the ISKCON temple in Towaco, N.J. The temple is working to build a new temple in nearby Parsippany and Madan Gopal Das has spoken with the press.
Dr. Uma Mysorekar is a former president of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, N.Y., and a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist. She has represented Hinduism at interfaith conferences sponsored by the White House. She has written about the Hindu view of gratitude.