Activism is action on behalf of a cause, action that goes beyond what is conventional or routine. The action might be door-to-door canvassing, alternative radio, public meetings, rallies, or even fasting. The cause might be Hindu property rights, opposition to a meat factory, or even world peace.
Activism has played a major role in ending the illegal occupation of India, of slavery, challenging dictatorships, protecting workers from exploitation, protecting the environment, promoting equality for women, opposing racism, and many other of the greatest and most important issues.
BUT, Activism can also be used for aims such as attacking minorities or promoting war. Activism has been present throughout history, in every sort of political system. Yet it has never received the same sort of attention from Hindus in the 20th Century. historians as conventional politics, with its attention to rulers, wars, elections, and empires. Activists are typically challengers to policies and practices, trying to achieve a social goal, not to obtain power themselves and much activism operates behind the scenes.
There are many varieties of activism, from the face-to-face conversations to massive protests, from principled behavior to the unscrupulous, from polite requests to objectionable interference, and from peaceful protests to violent attacks. Activism is not well defined, so different people often have somewhat different ideas of what constitutes activism.Activism is not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing. It all depends on the cause and the actions, and a person's judgment of what is worthwhile. One person might say that a protest is a valuable defense of freedom and another person might say that it is a dangerous attack on human rights.
One thing is crystal clear and that is that if Sanatan Dharma is to move from "survival to revival to thrival", Hindus GLOBALLY need effective co-ordinated activism and thats where GHF comes in.
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We all know how frustrating it can be when people aren't listening to us. Unfortunately, being immigrants can sometimes mean it's even harder to have our opinions and ideas taken seriously by others. This can be very difficult to deal with, especially when you need to communicate often with parliamentatrians, statutory authorities, health and social care professionals.
We have seen time and time again how our rights have been denied to us, how the boundaries which serve as protection are eroded and acts if intellectual, emotional and physical violence inflicted, seemingly without legal or moral restitution. These are sysmptoms of Advocacy failure. We Hindus exist in a world where adversarial advocacy often wins the day, not moral or ethical right.
Time and time again we find that "they" don't always offer us the opportunities and choices we have a right to expect, and its the default assumption of non-hindu power nbases to assume that Hindus dont matter.
At GHF we recognise that this must change, on a global level and that is the level at which we seelk to make alliances and act for change.
The role of an advocate depends on any situation and the support we need or want. But they are there to support our choices.
As an Hindu member of our GHF family we can:
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