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Buddhist, Hindu make history in new United States Congress

From the December 31, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

‘Buddhist, Hindu make history in new Congress’ © 2012 Religion News Service. Used with permission. November 7, 2012

Congress will become … more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s (November 6) election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, will become the first Hindu American congresswoman, after defeating her Republican rival on Tuesday.