The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 million people in the U.S. are jobless today. Yet, several states — even some that are experiencing economic recoveries — have begun to cut jobless benefits, according to recent data obtained by 24/7 Wall St. Read more: 9 States Slashing Unemployment Benefits.

As a Hindu American when I read this, the question that comes to my mind is: So what is the Hindu American community doing about it? Having just co-hosted the first Dharmic Hindu Seva Conference at the White House, I see some of us are acting proactively. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “What affects one, affects all”.

While the debt ceiling was being debated, Hindu American Seva Charities participants were discussing how they can strengthen the country. The historic event, “Energizing Dharmic Seva: Impacting Change in America and Abroad” shattered another glass ceiling; one of acceptance of faith in an American context.


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