August 6, 2013

Both in jest and seriously I hear about 72 virgins when a good Muslim man dies. Sounds like it objectifies women at the least. Can this be a true tenet of Islam?

One of the biggest myths is the invention of 72 virgins as a reward for suicide. This has been repeated so often by Islamophobes that most […]
July 28, 2013

Why do people of the Hindu faith not eat meat?

A response to the question “Why are many Hindus vegetarian?” on the Hindu American Foundation site, states that: “In India, more than 30% of all Hindus, […]
July 22, 2013

Is Baptism considered a means of salvation within the Catholic Church?

In answer to your question, baptism itself is not considered a “means to salvation” in the Catholic Church, but belief in Jesus Christ as the One […]
July 14, 2013

Within the Catholic Church, what is holy water and when and why is it used?

Catholics use “holy water” for a rather obvious reason.  Water is used by all people to cleanse ourselves.  In a religious setting (not only for Catholics, […]
July 8, 2013

What is the significance of the bindi and why is it used?

This is one of the many questions often asked of Hindus, and the Hindu American Foundation, an advocacy organization serving the needs of the Hindu American […]
July 2, 2013

What is Ramadan and why is it important in the Muslim faith?

Ramadan   is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. It is an   important month in the Islamic calendar and culture. […]