For The Media

Journalists, for Hindu American Foundation or Shakti Initiative, contact Mat McDermott; for I Am Hindu American, contact Millicent Fortunoff

If you are not a member of the media, please email

Hinduism FAQs

Small Errors, Big Impact: Correcting Media Portrayals of Hinduism
Religious literacy regarding Hinduism is particularly low, resulting in many stereotypes, misperceptions, and factual inaccuracies being perpetuated in the media. This resource unpacks examples of errors in reporting and offers in depth clarifications.  

More Short Answers to Real Questions About Hinduism
Have a burning question about a Hindu teaching or practice? Chances are you’re not the first one to ask. Check out this valuable resource with concise answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Hinduism.

Hinduism Basics
What is the Hindu worldview? This resource provides a 30,000 foot view into how a few key concepts shape the Hindu view of the Divine, the universe, and the relationship between the two.

HAF Policy Papers

HAF Press Releases & Official Statements

About HAF

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is a non-profit advocacy organization for the Hindu American community. Founded in 2003, HAF's work impacts a range of issues — from the portrayal of Hinduism in K-12 textbooks to civil and human rights to addressing contemporary problems, such as environmental protection and inter-religious conflict, by applying Hindu philosophy.

The Foundation educates the public about Hinduism, speaks out about issues affecting Hindus worldwide, and builds bridges with institutions and individuals whose work aligns with HAF's objectives. HAF's three areas of focus are education, policy, and community. Through its advocacy efforts, HAF promotes dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism in order to ensure the well-being of Hindus and for all people and the planet to thrive. Read more.