Throughout our history, AJC has recognized the value of engaging with other faith communities. As the Hindu population in the U.S. has grown, AJC has reached out locally and nationally to build coalitions of mutual concern, focusing on fostering understanding and protecting religious freedom.
As early as 1985, we cosponsored a consultation on religious liberty and human rights for scholars from fourteen countries and five world religions, including Hinduism. In 2001, we released the second in a series of reports on America’s increasingly diverse religious landscape, including Hinduism. The following year, an AJC Project Interchange trip brought Hindu and Sikh residents of the U.S. to Israel, laying the groundwork for enhanced understanding between these religious groups and the Jewish community.