Hinduism

Rally Opposing Ethnic "Apartheid" in Malaysia Gains Support of Hindu American Foundation

February 9, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_la_rally.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), a U.S. based human rights group, threw its support behind a rally planned to take place in front of the Malaysian Consulate in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, February 16, 2008. The rally, organized by American Hindus with familial ties to Malaysia, is to support...

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Hindu Temple to be Built in Marlboro for More than $6 Million

February 8, 2008

Author: ALESHA WILLIAMS BOYD

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080208/NEWS01/802080399/1004/NEWS01

MARLBORO — Marlboro will be home to a Hindu temple, following the Planning Board's approval Wednesday of a nearly 50,000-square-foot expansion at Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center.

The board voted unanimously to approve the center's application to build a 32,...

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Raid and Beatings for "Illegal" Religious Meeting – But Police Deny it

February 6, 2008

Author: Felix Corley

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=1082

The police raid on a Jehovah's Witness meeting in a private home in Barda on 30 January is the latest attempt to suppress religious meetings in private homes, Forum 18 News Service has found. "If this was a religious group, why were they meeting in a private house?" Orhan Mansuzade of the Interior Ministry in Baku told Forum 18. "The Jehovah's Witnesses don't have...

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India's Christians See Rise in Hostility by Hindu Extremists

February 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News/The Christian Science Monitor

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/ochristian

Radha Bai knew something was up when she heard the trucks thundering into Bothali, a bucolic village of low, whitewashed houses in the central state of Chhattisgarh. "They came into my house waving sticks and chanting," she says. "They were looking for me, saying they would cut me into pieces."

Ms. Bai, a Christian, was hosting a prayer meeting...

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India’s Christians See Rise in Hostility by Hindu Extremists

February 6, 2008

Author: Mian Ridge

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0206/p07s01-wosc.html

Radha Bai knew something was up when she heard the trucks thundering into Bothali, a bucolic village of low, whitewashed houses in the central state of Chhattisgarh. "They came into my house waving sticks and chanting," she says. "They were looking for me, saying they would cut me into pieces."

Ms. Bai, a Christian, was hosting a prayer...

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Hindu Chaplain Zed on Newsweek/Washington Post Panel on Religion

February 6, 2008

Source: American Chronicle/Newswire

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/51560

Rajan Zed, prominent Hindu chaplain and Indo-American leader, has been selected as one of the panelists for "On Faith", a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced jointly by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com.

Moderated by Jon Meacham, Managing Editor of Newsweek, it is described as "...intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation...drawing on a remarkable panel...

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Government Accused of Failing British Hindus

February 5, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3311192.ece

Britain's Hindu community, known for its peaceable love of sacred cows, for its annual Diwali festival of light and its opposition to conflict, has risen up in unprecedented anger against the Government led by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Leaders of more than 50 organisations representing the country's 800,000 Hindus met...

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HAF Meets with Fijian Permanent Mission to the UN

February 5, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_fijian_mission.htm

Leadership of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) met with Mr. Mason Smith, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations on January 30, 2008. This initial meeting allowed HAF to describe its objectives, successes, and future endeavors, as well as...

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Sanskrit Gets a New Lease of Life in US

February 5, 2008

Author: Suman Guha Mozumder

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://us.rediff.com/news/2008/feb/05hindu.htm

It would seem Sanskrit has become the flavor of the month in some parts of the United States. Last week, a two-day Sanskrit seminar, the first of its kind in Nevada, concluded in Reno with chanting of Sanskrit shlokas (verses) by Andrea Forman, lead singer of Shanti Shanti, the only Sanskrit rock band in the world.

The seminar, attended by...

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British Hindus Seek Release of Detained Malaysian Hindus

February 3, 2008

Author: Akanksha Banerji

Source: CNN/IBN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/british-hindus-seek-release-of-detained-malaysian-hindus/58037-2.html

Hindus in Britain are throwing their weight behind Tamils in Malaysia. They want Prime Minister Gordon Brown to intervene and are demanding a fair trial for detained Hindu activists in Malaysia.

Two months after violence broke out in Malaysia during Hindu...

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Work Starts on Hindu Cow Centre

February 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/beds/bucks/herts/7225016.stm

Building work is to start on a cow and working oxen protection centre at a Hertfordshire Hindu temple.

The unit at the Bhaktivedanta Manor temple near Watford will be dedicated to Gangotri, a 13-year-old cow put down by lethal injection by RSPCA officers.

This act sparked outrage and a campaign to...

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