Get to Know HinduPACT
HinduPACT – Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective USA (HinduPACT USA). HinduPACT USA, is an initiative of World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), the oldest, and one of the most prominent Hindu organizations in America.
HinduPACT is a policy research initiative. There has been no significant involvement of American Hindus in the national discourse. We partner with practicing Hindu scholars, Hindu gurus, community organizers and others to study issues facing the American society and offer views, based on dharmic principles.
HinduPACT is an advocacy initiative. Over the course of next year, HinduPACT USA will formulate Hindu view on contemporary American issues such as school prayer, race relations, gun control, environmental awareness, abortion, gender equality, legalization of marijuana, immigration, sanctuary cities / states, without taking a partisan political stand on the issues.
HinduPACT is political education initiative. HinduPACT will work on voter registration, and voter education initiatives. HinduPACT has contacted candidates for political office, regardless of their political affiliation, to ascertain if their positions are consistent with dharmic and American values. HinduPACT USA will not take any partisan political stand and will not endorse any candidate for political office.
HinduPACT is a mass outreach initiative. HinduLounge, VHPA’s weekly live call-in program on contemporary Hindu issues in America is the first HinduPACT USA project. More mass outreach programs are being planned.
HinduPACT is a grassroots initiative. HinduPACT will identify and influence issues of interest to Hindus at all levels, train Hindus for grassroots advocacy and create advocacy internship opportunities for Hindu youth.
HinduPACT values collaborations. aims to bring Hindu ethos and dharmic values of unity in diversity, plurality, compassion and, mutual respect amongst religions to policy and advocacy for human rights, environmental protection, gender equality, education, and interfaith dialog. HinduPACT USA will partner with community organizations, government officials, civil rights organizations and other organizations who share our values to achieve our vision. We will work with civil society organizations, and, mandirs
HinduPACT aims to bring Hindu ethos and dharmic values of unity in diversity, plurality, compassion and, mutual respect amongst religions to policy and advocacy for human rights, environmental protection, gender equality, education, and interfaith dialog.
We welcome Hindus across the US to join us in this important initiative.