Food – a Hindu Perspective

Food that we eat and how we eat it has a very deep connection with our health, wellbeing and spiritual growth. Hindu literature has great reverence and significance of food in our daily lives. The following verse from Gītā is recited by all Hindus before partaking of food as an offering to God, a thank […]

Vegetarian and veganism is on the rise, so why isn’t this lifestyle being supported in our children’s schools?

By: Emma Hurst, MLC, your representative for animal rights in NSW Parliament. A growing number of Australian children are not eating meat or animal products. Many now follow a vegan or vegetarian diet for religious reasons, environmental concerns, or distress over animal cruelty. This shift reflects recent research by Roy Morgan that shows 2.5 million […]

Emma Hurst – Protecting animals

By: Surinder Jain. Emma Hurst, member of Animal Justice Party of Australia gave a talk to “Religions for Peace” interfaith group. The group has representative from all major faiths in Australia. Emma talked about how she became a vegetarian and is now fighting for justice to animals. She is in favor of legal provisions to […]

Indian aprigrah and vegetarianism to save the world from climate change

By: Karolina Goswami. Karolina is asking Sweden’s Greta Thunberg – How Dare You? Watch the video.

Are you a vegetarian? Yes Yes No No May be Don’t Know

By: Surinder Jain. Many of us including some of the most powerful men of the world are either blind or skeptic to the impending doom known in popular folklore as Climate change. But the good news is that many of us are not only aware of a heating earth but are also willing to do […]

Eat less beef says the latest health and environment study

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus. In addition to focusing on what consumers consume, the planetary health diet focuses on the role of farming plays and the impact it has on wildlife and pollution. It also addresses a […]

Book Review – Hinduism and Nature

By : www.arc.org. Penguin India publishes important new book on Hinduism and Nature   We have just received our copy of Penguin India on Hinduism and Nature by historian, environmentalist (and good friend of ARC) Dr Nanditha Krishna. The book, published by Penguin India, is about the mythical stories and religious significance of many forests […]

Addressing Global Warming through reducing meat consumption

By : Vijai Singhal. An Open letter to MPs and Senators. 3rd December, 2018 Dear Senators and MPs, As you already know, addressing Climate Change is the most important issue for humanity.The recent results of the Victorian State elections have clearly proved that Australian people want positive action on climate change. It has already resulted […]

Selling Burgers to eliminate world hunger and save the earth

By : Surinder Jain. Amit Tiwari, founder of Soul Burgers fast food chain of restaurants in Australia, prides on selling tasty burgers with no animal meat in them. A burger without cruelty to animals (assuming killing is cruelty) and good for the environment (meat production is one of the major factors for climate change) is […]

Clean and Healthy Planet, the Hindu way

By : Vijai Singhal. Īśāvāsyam idaṁsarvaṁyatkiñcajagatyāṁjagat; Tena tyaktenabhuñjīthāḥ, mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam.  – (Isa Upanishad, Verse 1) “Everything animate or inanimate in this universe is pervaded by God. Take whatever you need for your sustenance without the sense of ownership. Do not covet the wealth of anyone.” Consumerism is the basic cause of climate change. Our economic model […]

Meat produced from plants – is it OK for Hindus?

By : Surinder Jain. Hindus are vegetarians primarily because of cruelty involved in producing meat which is done by killing a live animal. Inflicting pain on a living beings binds negative karma and continues our cycle of death and rebirth. Pain inflicted on a being in killing it increases with the number of senses possessed […]

Interfaith in Action at Religions for Peace

By : Surinder Jain. What is RfP Religions for Peace (RfP) is an organization representing religious leaders of different faiths in Australia and includes Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Bahai faith. Hindu Council of Australia has been a member, represented by its director Vijai Singhal for over a decade now. According to RfP founder, […]

Hindu Council connects with UWS students for Diwali

Hindu Council of Australia has made contact with University of Western Sydney (UWS) students and had a low key Diwali sweets distribution with them on 8th November 2018. UWS is one of the premier Universities of Sydney and has over 6,000 Indian students many of them from India, studying in it. Soup The University holds […]

Low lying island nations getting submerged due to climate change

Meat production is one of the major causes of climate change and it is causing many island nations in the pacific and many Andaman islands in Indian ocean to submerge. Imagine what it means for us if our major cities and the entire nation gets submerged in the sea. This is what is happening to […]

ARRCC members pledge for eating less Meat

By : Surinder Jain. ARRCC – Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi faith network committed to action on Climate Change. Hindu Council of Australia has been a member for more than ten years and has recently celebrated 10th Anniversary of its Eat Less Meat campaign. Members of ARRCC in Sydney met on […]