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Indian Gay Rights Landmark

June 27th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The Indian government is planning to repeal the Section 337 law that criminalizes homosexuality. Section 377 is a 150-year-old law introduced in India by the British, and junked by the UK 40 years ago

Progressive Pope?

June 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A new encyclical on Catholic social teaching will soon be released as Pope Benedict\'s response to the current economic crisis. Although the actual text is unreleased, the pope has given hints about the content, and Benedict may show himself to be the left of most Americans including President Obama.

Energy from Cow Manure…and Milk

June 19th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Methane digesters have become old news. New technology allows dairies to get energy from dung and whey and then recycle the byproducts again to create a completely closed circuit system

“Home” Debut

June 2nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Full of startling facts and captivating images, Home is an environmental documentary that was filmed across fifty countries and shot entirely from the sky. It debuts free worldwide on Friday, June 5. We want to know what you think

Eco Village in Nepal

May 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

This video shows how CalEarth used a little technology and a lot of sustainability to support 80 poor Nepalese children

Hanuman Plays

May 28th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Hindu fanaticism exists, but it does not go well with Hindusim—Sanatana Dharma—and its long history of tolerance and inclusiveness, nor does Hinduism lend itself well to institutionalization

Organic Dairy Farms Hit Hard by Recession

May 25th, 2009 | by Nitaisundara

Although owning and caring for our own cows should be the standard we as dairy-consuming humans strive for, buying from organic dairies is better than \"conventional\" milk by all accounts. Unfortunately though, like their less wholesome counterpart, organic dairies are in rough shape

Towards Self-Sufficiency

May 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A video about the pioneering stages of establishing a self-sufficient Hindu monastery at Madhuvana in Costa Rica

K. Pattabhi Jois dies at 94

May 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the leading teacher of Ashtanga yoga who is credited with bringing the practice to a mass audience and introducing it to the West, has died. He was

More Women Masters

May 12th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

\"Many spiritual leaders accused me of destroying the lineage when I invited nuns last year to perform the traditional masked dance at my monastery in Ladakh. I want to break the boundaries, which are man-made.\"

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights

April 26th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Faith organizations and individuals who refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say are costing them their religious freedom.

Debate on Aryan Invasion vs. Migration

April 9th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Scholars have debated over the competing theories that India was either settled by a migrating people or that its culture had an uninterrupted flourishing spawned by its indigenous people. This debate was at the core of an international conference held in Feb. \'

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