The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers includes indigenous women from the Americas, Asia and Africa who first convened in 2004. Their alliance emphasizes prayer and education to protect the Earth and indigenous ways of life. The group’s office is in Sonora, Calif. Contact using the form on their website.
The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture provides educational resources on religions around the world, including each of their different practices, beliefs and histories. It is based in Kolkata, India.
Indian Community Activities Tokyo (ICAT) is an association of Indians living in the Kanto area of Japan. The website provides updated information on festivities and and community activities within the Hindu community in Japan.
The International Center for Research on Women works on a wide variety of issues of importance to women in Asia and East Africa. Press contact is Jeannie Bunton, vice president of external relations.
Mathieu Boisvert is a professor in the department of Religious Sciences at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal in Canada. He studies Buddhist monasticism, pilgrimage and transmission of traditional knowledge.
Robert Florida is an associate fellow at the University of Victoria in Canada. He studies ethical issues in modern Buddhism.
National Geographic Kids information page on Diwali.
BBC information page on the Hindu festival of Diwali.
The Center for Health and Gender Equity in Takoma Park, Md., monitors “the effects of U.S. international policies on the health and rights of women, girls, and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.”