HAF is politically agnostic and non-partisan, meaning we are informed, but do not favor and cannot endorse any one political party or any candidates. We will work with all individuals and institutions committed to and constructively engaged in promoting dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism. HAF is not affiliated with any religious or political organizations or entities. HAF seeks to serve Hindu Americans across all sampradaya (Hindu religious traditions) regardless of race, color, national origin, citizenship, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age and/or disability.
Our positions are based on a relentless pursuit of facts; deep consideration of Hindu principles and American values, such as freedom, equality, and justice; and the input of subject matter experts. If we like a policy, we’ll say so, and rigorously substantiate our position.
HAF positions will always be based on our guiding principles. And we will always advocate for what we believe is rooted in Hindu Dharma, and serves the well-being of Hindus and the greater good of all.
Satya. Be truthful. We pride ourselves in offering programming and information with accuracy, integrity, and honesty.
Ahimsa. Be non-harming. We aspire to work and communicate fairly and respectfully.
Viveka. Be discerning. We approach our work through careful contemplation, reason, and consensus building.
Nutana. Be innovative. We aspire to keep our work and approach relevant to our constituents by being creative, innovative, and flexible.
Sadbhavana. Be collaborative. We seek out partnerships with other individuals and organizations to forward our objectives.
Kutumbakam. Be big-hearted. We value and respect each other as individuals, work well together as a team, and respect each other’s work/life balance.
Utsaah. Be passionate. We are passionate about Hindu Dharma, the global community, and our work.