Hindu Activist Wants Irish Bishop to “Educate Himself” About Yoga

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Rajan Zed, a Hindu activist who promotes yoga and Hinduism, issued a statement calling upon Irish Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan to “seriously look” at all the benefits of yoga before banning it from Catholic schools.

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Irish Bishop Says Yoga & Mindfulness Not Suitable for Catholic Schools

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Bishop Alphonse Cullinan, the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in Ireland, has written a letter to all Catholic schools in his diocese to say that yoga and mindfulness are “not suitable for our parish school setting.”

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Are Schools Souring on Yoga?

Introducing yoga into public schools isn’t happening without a fight – and Increasing complaints from parents and accusations that schools are endorsing religious practices is beginning to have an effect on programs across the country.

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