Hinduism

Colourful festival to celebrate marriage and sisterhood

Understanding the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth, when wives celebrate their marriage by dressing again as brides, feasting with each other before dawn, and then staying with the sisterhood while fasting for a day.

Factsheet: Hinduism

Facts and stats about Hinduism, the third largest religion in the UK, includes explanation of diverse beliefs, traditions and practices.

Religion news 1 October

Poll finds Conservatives who believe Islam is a threat to British way of life; Bishop joins call for universal benefit rise to be permanent; BJP former leaders cleared of inciting demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

Religion news 24 September

Archbishops warn of division hunger and isolation in second coronavirus wave; Churches call on the EU to be compassionate towards refugees; Autumn equinox at Stonehenge witnessed by a drone.

Religion news 3 September

Bishop welcomes commitment to maintain international aid spending level; Trump and Biden court Hindu vote; Saracens’ Billy Vunipola – a person of Jesus who chose not to take the knee.