Category Archives: Religion

BOOK: ESSENCE OF SANATANA DHARMA: Timeless and Eternal – by Damyantee Devi Dabydeen


  • Paperback : 350 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 20.32 x 12.7 x 3.18 cm
  • Publisher : Authorspress (12 September 2020)
  • ASIN : B08HY542H6    Language: : English

About the Book: This book, Essence of Sanatana Dharma, is a work of much religious research and soul searching in the heartland of “Sanatana Dharma”. In my effort to make it as accurate as possible, I took an imaging journey into the past to discover more of what I already knew, or thought I knew, and the essence of what I would discover. It is prudent to admit this journey is a long way to go.

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Guyana owes a debt of gratitude to the Congregational churches for pioneering education for Africans

(A review of David Granger’s Congregationalism and communitarianism. The Congregational Church in post-Emancipation Guyana.)

David Granger’s Congregationalism and communitarianism. The Congregational Church in post-Emancipation Guyana recalls the historic role which Congregationalism played in the struggle of enslaved Africans for their emancipation. It is an aspect of local history which remains underreported and underappreciated.

Granger defines ‘communitarianism’ as the fusion of the evangelical constitution of Congregationalism with the Church’s communal character. It refers to the social ministry of the Church which “…emphasizes the interactions among a community of people who share a common history or purpose and who live in a shared geographic space.”          Continue reading

OPINION: My Guyanese Identity – By Vidur dindayal

My Guyanese Identity – By Vidur dindayal

In my early teens, in Guyana, I was growing up in a village with Indian and Black people and few Chinese as well.

I saw myself as an Indian. I was Hindu. We lived like Indians did, eating Indian food and liking Indian music and dance. We saw mostly Indian films. This is how we lived as a community of Indians.

In the larger community I and my family lived well with everybody. My parents had non-Indian friends from their school days. Their contemporaries – nurses in our local hospital, the school Head and teachers, employees at the Sugar factory, were Black people. I grew up respecting them as part of my larger family. My best friends at school were Indian Black and Chinese. They are to this day.      Continue reading

RACISM: A Sikh living in the USA talks about ‘Black Lives Matter’

   RACISM …A Sikh living in the USA talks about ‘Black Lives Matter’


Unmodern love – The realities of Indian Matchmaking – Netflix Documentary

 By –  By Karuna Persaud

On paper, New Jersey native Nadia Jagessar seems to have it all. She is beautiful, amiable and financially independent. She also has a close, supportive family system. However, it is that system that appears to put her at a disadvantage in the new Netflix documentary series “Indian Matchmaking,” which ushers us into the messy, unfiltered world of Indian arranged marriages. 
Nadia, 32, who was born and raised in America is different from the other Indian “clients” featured in the series because she is not only an Indian American, she is also Indo-Guyanese. Jagessar, an Event Planner, openly admits that it has been difficult to date Indian men in America because of their prejudice against her Indo-Guyanese background.      Continue reading

LIVING: The Mennonites – a trip back in time | DW Documentary – VIDEO

The Mennonites – a trip back in time | DW Documentary

Like the Amish in the US, the Mennonite Christian community shuns the modern world. Most Mennonites live in secluded, self-sufficient colonies. We get a rare glimpse into the life of a devout and isolated community. The Mennonites embrace isolation, which in their eyes helps protect them from the temptations of the modern world.            Continue reading

AFRICA: Wake UP CALL: Still Colonies Controlled – By Design – By European Nations – VIDEO

MUST WATCH, finally FRANCE Signed to STOP Africa Countries to Deposit fund with France central bank

Premiered Jul 27, 2020

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EDUCATION: The Growth of Education in British Guiana (Guyana) -1800-1876 – By Dr. Odeen Ishmael


The Guyana Story – By Dr. Odeen Ishmael

Before the beginning of the nineteenth century there were not many people in Guyana who could read and write, and these included almost all the African slaves. Those who had some form of education included planters, merchants, government officials and some free persons of African descent.

During the period of Dutch colonisation, small schools were established by the planters to educate their young children, who, when they grew older, were sent away to Europe to continue their education.

From the early days of colonisation, the planters objected to the education of the slaves. Even attempts to expose them to Christian teachings faced the wrath of the planters.        Continue reading

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History – By Yvonne Sam

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History

19th-century engraving, depicting an Arab slave-trading caravan transporting Black African slaves across the Sahara. Credit: 19th-century engraving, uploaded by DavidYork71 at en.wikipedia; Public Domain.

Arab Involvement In The African Slave Trade — Another Under-addressed Facet Of Black History

Yvonne Sam -- newThat Arab slavers were the first, and last, in modern times, to ship millions of Africans out of the continent as slaves? Most people still have the so-called Transatlantic [slave] trade by Europeans in mind; but, in reality, Arab-Muslim slavery was much greater.

Even in the face of years of Black History Months, currently there still remain Earth-occupants, many of whom know little-to-nothing about the expansive role, played by Arab and Muslim slavers in the African slave trade.            Continue reading

Guyana Diocesan Association (GDA): Celebrates Guyana’s 50th: London UK: February 11. 2020