"The problem of conversion will be solved if the Hindu parents live and practice Hinduism in their lives. Just preaching is not enough and it is not going to work. You have to walk the talk. Parents have to silently put Hinduism in action so that the children can observe and follow them. This is how I have taught my children and it has worked very well." These views were expressed by Dr. Ramdas Lamb, Associate Professor, Dept. of Religion, University of Hawaii while speaking on the subject- "Effects of Conversion on Native Cultures and Society" at a meeting organized by Vivekananda International Foundation on Thursday, 23rd June, 2011 in Delhi.
...is a community activist, an IT project manager at Chrysler, writer, diversity consultant, wife and mother of two.
Born in India, she went to kindergarten through tenth grade in the suburbs of NY, Boston and DC. She moved to India with her parents and baby brother and returned as a foreign student to attend grad. school in NY in 1988. She became a permanent US resident, got married, had two kids (not necessarily in that order) and in 1998 moved to Troy, Michigan with her family. She is a founding member of the Troy-area Interfaith Group, a member of the Bharatiya Temple's Outreach Committee and a Board member of the non-profit WISDOM, a women's interfaith movement for peace and justice through understanding. She is a member of the Executive Council of a national advocacy organization, the Hindu American Foundation. Her faith has been strengthened and deepened through her personal experiences and struggles, while her interest and search for more knowledge and understanding of Hindu philosophy is a family tradition.