Nine leaders of Houston’s Hindu community met with Anti-Defamation League (ADL) staff and lay leaders to talk about ADL resources and creating ongoing relationships.
The meeting was prompted by the community’s interest in ADL’s resources on bullying and fighting hate both inside and outside of the schools.
ADL staff and lay leaders presented information about anti-bullying programs, No Place for Hate®, and various A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute trainings. Hindu participants at the meeting also heard about ADL’s relationship with law enforcement, security trainings and resources, hate crimes training and interfaith work.
In turn, the Hindu leaders provided information about their organization and faith institutions, media outlets and interfaith relationships.
Among those from the Hindu community at the meeting: Devinder Mahajan, Rishi Bhutada, Ramesh Patel, Ramesh Parikh, Sanjay Jain, Vijay Pallod, P.C. Sharma, V.K. Dorai, and Venu Gopal Menon. ADL lay leaders who participated included George Gibson, Jay Harberg, Mark Levine and Eugene Tunitsky.