Hinduism

Some Non-Christians Feel Left Out of Election

February 3, 2008

Author: Ed Stoddard

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN2365193920080203

DALLAS (Reuters) - In a U.S. election campaign where presidential candidates from both major parties have talked openly about their Christian faith, some non-Christians feel shut out or turned off.

Despite the constitutional separation of church and state, religion plays a big and sometimes decisive role in politics in America...

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German Kids' Book Ridicules Judaism, Christianity and Islam - Authorities Consider Ban

February 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Israel News

http://www.israelenews.com/view.asp?ID=907

The German Family Ministry is pushing to have a book it says slurs Judaism, Christianity and Islam labeled dangerous for children. The book's publisher says kids have a right to enlightenment.

The German Family Ministry is pushing for the children's book "How Do I Get to God, Asked the Small Piglet," by written by Michael Schmidt-Salomon and illustrated by Helge...

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Malaysian Court to Try 66 Ethnic Indians for Holding Illegal Rally

February 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Malaysian_court_to_try_66_ethnic_Indians_for_holding_illegal_rally/articleshow/2750978.cms

A total of 66 ethnic Indians will be tried by a Malaysian court on charges of participating in an illegal rally organised by a Hindu rights group against the alleged marginalisation...

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Local Malaysian Indians Planning Rally

February 1, 2008

Author: Todd R. Brown

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8137819

While countries such as Israel and Pakistan are infamous for imposing strict emergency security rules on civilians, the plight of ethnic Indians in Malaysia is less well-known.

The tropical nation along the South China Sea officially is Islamic, and Hindu residents there complain of second-class treatment by the government.

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Sydney Rejects Religious Temples

February 1, 2008

Author: Justin Vallejo

Source: Sydney Daily Telegraph

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23139115-5007132,00.html

FIRST Camden didn't want an Islamic School, then Rosebery wouldn't stand for a Hillsong stadium and now a sleepy rural suburb north of Rouse Hill is campaigning against a Hindu temple.

All denominations have felt the wrath of local communities opposing religious development in Sydney,...

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US Ashram Hesitant to Part with Gandhi Ashes

January 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14597806

An ashram in Los Angeles that has had an urn of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes for over 50 years and has set up a much-venerated memorial is hesitant to part with it — for now.

Tushar Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson, had asked the Self Realisation Fellowship (SRF) ashram founded by Paramahansa Yogananda to immerse the ashes in water.

"In...

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Hindu Chants Invocation in Colorado Senate: Now Lawmaker Suggests 'Om' Opens Door for Prayers 'in Jesus Name'

January 31, 2008

Author: Bob Unruh

Source: World Net Daily

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59960

A Nevada Hindu who has opened the U.S. Senate with a faith-specific chant now has provided the invocation to open the state senate in Colorado, and a senator is suggesting since "om" has been cited, perhaps prayers "in Jesus name" again should be allowed.

The comments came after Rajan Zed, a Hindu from Reno who is making a series of...

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HAF Worried About Huckabee's Call to Amend the Constitution

January 28, 2008

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2008) - The Hindu American Foundation, which has consistently fought to uphold the separation of church and state, expressed deep concern and worry about Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's call to amend the U.S. Constitution according to "God's standards". "The American Constitution, amended 27 times in the past 220 years...

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Kenyan Indians Fear More Violence

January 27, 2008

Author: SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER

Source: The Times

http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=692091

KENYAN Indians in the port city of Kisumu fear that the post-election unrest that forced them to flee their homes and take refuge in temples may erupt again.

The city, said to be a stronghold of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, has been hard hit by violence and looting since Odinga accused President Mwai...

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Rajan Zed to Open Utah, Washington Senates with Hindu Prayers

January 27, 2008

Author: SRIREKHA N. CHAKRAVARTY

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/1905/

NEW YORK: Ever since the Rajan Zed created history in July last year, by becoming the first Hindu to open the US Senate with a Hindu prayer, this Nevada-based priest has been on a roll.Setting one milestone after another, Zed has been conducting the opening prayers at various state senates, and participating in various local Nevada church and...

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