Sujatha Gidla was born into India's lowest social caste, the untouchables. Despite moving to the U.S., the psychological toll of being untouchable left her feeling inferior for years.
Bringing people together under these circumstances required something more than the promise of state neutrality. The nation's
Top Row: C.M. Rubin, Alusine Barrie, Sophie Hemery, James Kernochan 2nd Row: Kamna Kathuria, Jacob Deleon Navarrete, Reetta
All Hindus who understand and are deeply troubled by the contradiction between teachings centered on God's presence in every human being and the exclusion of Dalit from places of Hindu worship must embrace this cause.
Colourism is also sometimes evident among the Coloured community in South Africa. It predates apartheid, has endured after
Cold Morning in Khejarla In the Upper Right is the Massive Hill Fort at Jodhpur A special thanks to my guide Digvijay Singh
Because my personal teaching style tends to cross the boundaries that most traditionalists have drawn around themselves, I always risk the chance that I may not be requested to sub for them again.
Discrimination, whether raced-based, caste-based, gender-based, or religion-based is just plain discrimination and it springs from ignorance and has no spiritual value. It only serves to distance us from other human beings and from God. It breeds more hatred and disunity inside of the person discriminating.
Every day, along with a group of nearly 50 other people, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. The Pollination Project helps this community of daily givers identify new grantees. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that we supported this past week.
Nearly 50 others have now joined us in the practice of making a grant a day. As of Dec. 31, 2014, we have made 790 total grants in 55 countries.