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The executive board of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, speaking to media about the upcoming G20 Religion forum (R20). NU Online

The G20’s first religious summit includes India’s militant RSS – but that’s a good move to promote peace

Inviting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – notorious for its role in violent conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in India – could help kickstart a global movement of improved interfaith relations.
In this episode, we discuss some of the reasons South Asians are reporting higher rates of mental health issues than any other group. Here a group of young South Asians at Besharam, a Toronto nightclub hosted by DJ Amita (pre-pandemic). courtesy Besharam

Model minority blues: The mental health consequences of being a model citizen — Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 9

The pressure of needing to be a model minority — successful, quiet, hardworking — can force people to internalize their mental anguish and ends up leaving gaps in our mental health services.
A Hindu devotee prepares to participate in a fire-walking ceremony to honour the goddess Draupadi in Durban in 2011. Reuters/Rogan Ward

Behind the God-swapping in the South African Indian community [part 1]

Since the 1920s Pentecostal churches have had a major impact in South Africa’s Indian community. Their converts have grown larger than all the other Christian denominations put together.

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