Talking About Hinduism in Detroit

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, August 8, 2010: A Hindu advocacy group reached out to metro Detroiters to explain its efforts and raise awareness about the world’s third biggest religion. The Hindu American Foundation, led by Southfield native Dr. Mihir Meghani, held its event today in Farmington Hills. About 100 Hindus, along with leaders in the Catholic, Episcopal, and Jewish communities, attended the talk and lunch.

“Hindus have spent a lot of money to build temples across the U.S., but little for public policy work,” said Meghani who co-founded the group after noticing there wasn’t any group representing Hindus in the U.S. “We still have a long way to go in matching the size and influence that other organizations have,” he added.

The Hindu-American Foundation is the first and only organization based in the Washington, D.C. area that represents about 2.5 million Hindu Americans. They work to highlight the human rights abuses that Hindus face in some foreign countries, correct misconceptions about Hinduism, and portray the religion to the public accurately.

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