The play of faith and interfaith became center stage on the very day that America was celebrating Dr. King’s legacy when Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, said, “Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister, and I want to be your brother”. These words highlight the continuing chasm of understanding between faith traditions in the USA.
Albeit two days later, Gov. Bentley apologized and vowed to work for people of all faiths and colors. Most Hindu Americans are pleased with this apology and hope the governor will take concrete steps to not only understand but respect and work collaboratively with the diverse and pluralistic reality of today’s America. Hindu Americans are ready and willing to assist in building communities. READ MORE