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With your ideas, you can be a change maker, be part of growing the seva movement and play a role in America valuing the talents of its diverse faiths and pluralistic, multicultural communities. Interfaith cooperation and community service is an important way to build understanding among communities and contribute to the common good. To hear from the Dharmic change makers, leaders, around the country for the NGSL program, we ask participants to send in their responses to the following questions.
1. What inspires you to serve? How can more people from Dharmic traditions, particularly the youth, be encouraged to serve their communities? (Maximum 500 words)
2. What is the one social problem you would like to address and solve innovatively in your own community? Identify specific ways in which you will define and measure your impact at the end of the year. (Max 750 words)
* Dharma(ic) generally refers to Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh and is derived from “dharma, “ which is defined as one’s obligation or duty to serve.
HASC is no longer accepting email registration entries to: NGSL@hinduamericanseva.org. Completed entries should be in a word document, double spaced, font size 12. Please provide your contact information, your age, institution of education (if student), a short biography (maximum 250 words) and photo. Click here to Register for the Dharmic American Future: Seva, Innovation, Tradition conference and the Next Generation Seva Leadership program and participate in the August 3rd White House Conference.
Confirmation of your acceptance to the program will be announced. You will be asked to execute your proposed community service project idea (Question 2) for the 2012-2013 year and will be recognized again in Summer 2013, in Washington, D.C., for your Commitment to Action.
Think local! Think of projects that you can commit to doing in your own community. Think feasible, low-budget/free and, most importantly, impactful!
“Nara Seva, Narayan Seva: “Service to Humanity is Service to God”
parasparoo jivanam: Live and Help Live
"Service to Others is Service to the Dharma"
"Open Hearts + Helping Hands = The Dharmic Way”
Seva is an important part of our Dharma and sadhana (spiritual practice). We hope with this understanding, the participants will use seva to alleviate current social justice issues. Faith plays a significant role in the political landscape. And moral values provide a common ground for diverse communities to come together.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.-