I have welcomed all religious groups in America to move towards the center, to reflect the universal values enshrined in their respective religions. The problem is never with religion, but those individuals who want to control their religions and of course God.
I laud the Hindu Organizations in the United States, particularly those who are fighting to portray the egalitarian aspect of Hinduism to take up the fight with their mother organization in India; RSS, which is deeply entrenched in hatred for the other. Indeed, their survival is based on hatred for Christians, Muslims, and Dalits. Many of them have carried that hatred even to the United States. They want all the benefits of equality this society offers but want to deny the same to Indians in India.
Caste System is a bane on humanity.
Several Years ago, a Kannada film actress from a lower caste visited a Hindu Temple in Kerala - the world was going to come apart. They washed the Temple 7 times to clean it from her presence.
Now, the President of India, a Dalit, so-called untouchable, visited a Temple, he was hassled there. Not sure if they washed the temple 7 times.
As a kid, in my little town, when water lines were laid, they placed a water tap at the corner of every street, a public tap for people to come and collect the water. Before that people drew the water from the wells.
I have written extensively about this, the "untouchables" had another line, and for every two people in the general line, one Dalit was allowed to collect the water. If the upper caste man's turn came after Dalits - there was a fricking show - washing the tap, and the whole area before the asshole collected the water.
It was humiliating to the Dalits - and these guys did not have any conscience or sense of justice. I have fought against that, to have one each, but could not get all to stand in the same line.
My focus is US and India, I care about other countries, but care more about these two.