Global Hindu gathering draws crowd, protest in Chicago

By By Emily McFarlan Miller, RELIGION NEWS SERVICE LOMBARD, Ill. — About 2,500 people from 60 countries attended the second World Hindu Congress last weekend near Chicago.

The congress — which followed an inaugural gathering four years ago in India — opened Sept. 7 with a long blast from a conch shell to create good vibrations, a lamp lighting ceremony to dispel darkness, and a mantra calling for unity. There also were messages from world leaders like the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, who sent a video, and India’s Prime Minister [READ MORE HERE]

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