Hinduism

Malaysia Urged to Protect Temples

December 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Al Jazeera English

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/530BB561-F000-4390-AC07-EBA94768A31A.htm

A US congress-appointed panel has called for Malaysia to do more to protect sacred places and bring an end to alleged discrimination faced by the country's religious minorities. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom cited the destruction of Hindu temples as a particular cause for...

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Hindu Temple Offers Sanctuary, Peace

December 5, 2007

Author: Tony Krickl

Source: Claremont Courier

http://www.claremont-courier.com/pages/Topstory120507.1.html

From the pioneers at Pilgrim Place to the Imams at the Islamic Center of Claremont, the city has a rich history of religious diversity. And with the addition of a new Hindu temple on its borders, the variety of cultural and religious influences that make up the unique population of Claremont will continue to grow.

Just down...

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Hindus in Europe Come Together for Common Causes

December 3, 2007

Author: Indrani Bagchi

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Hindus_in_Europe_come_together_for_common_causes/articleshow/2590428.cms

Hindus in Europe are in search of a recognized social and political identity and soon they will come knocking at the door of the Indian government for diplomatic assistance as they look for official recognition from different...

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New Center Offers Sense of Belonging

December 2, 2007

Author: Corrinne Hess

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=88535

Since 1999, members of Chinmaya Mission Chicago have worshipped in civic centers and schools, which made this weekend's opening of the group's new center feel more like a homecoming than an open house.

"This is how it feels when you buy a new home," said Indu Sriram, of Buffalo Grove. "Having this gives us a sense of belonging. It is a place where you can nourish...

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Malaysia Warns India about Meddling

December 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1469755

Malaysia has told India not to meddle in its internal affairs after New Delhi expressed concerns over the treatment of ethnic Indians in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar said the government would deal with citizens according to its own laws and no other country should interfere, the Star...

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Diwali in Northern Ireland

November 30, 2007

Author: Mukesh Sharma

Source: Hindu Council UK

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/newsite/circulardet.asp?rec=65

ArtsEkta Ltd, Northern Ireland's only Ethnic Arts organisation recently celebrated Diwali in the City of Lisburn.

The event was hugely successful and was attended by members of the local community as well as Indian, Chinese and the Zimbabwean community. A showcase of traditional, classical dance and music was on display as...

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Hindu American Foundation Celebrates Landmark Achievements of Leaders

November 30, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

Washington D.C (Nov 30th 2007) - The last two weeks were unique for the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), when two of its own received significant national recognition. Ishanaa Rambachan, a member of the HAF Executive Council and student at St. Olaf's College in Minnesota, was a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship...

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Malaysia Hindu Activists Released

November 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7112930.stm

Three Hindu activists, arrested before a rally in Malaysia's capital city and charged with sedition, have been freed.

The charges were dropped as prosecutors could not provide a translation of their allegedly seditious comments.

The men said their release was a "small step" towards justice for the Indian community in Malaysia.

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Britain Wants More Muslim, Hindu Spies

November 26, 2007

Author: RASHMEE ROSHAN LALL

Source: The Times of india

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Britain_wants_more_Muslim_Hindu_spies/articleshow/2573382.cms

They are not quite the prototype of Ian Fleming's Martini-drinking, Aston Martin-tooling, macho English playboy secret agent James Bond, but Britain's desperately-seeking, mainly-white foreign and domestic intelligence services have launched an unusual...

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Hindus Get the OK to Build Temple in The Woodlands

November 26, 2007

Author: BARBARA KARKABI

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/5324487.html

Hindus will break ground in February for the first temple of their faith in Montgomery County.

The Woodlands Design Review Board recently approved designs for the temple, which will be built on 8.3 acres of land at the intersection of Woodlands Parkway and South Forest Gate, about seven miles west of Interstate 45....

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Hindu Temple Planned for Northeast Ohio

November 22, 2007

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.examiner.com/a-1063237~Hindu_temple_planned_for_northeast_Ohio.html

RICHFIELD, Ohio (Map, News) - Plans are under way for the construction of a Hindu temple in the Akron and Cleveland area.

The zoning commission in the northeast Ohio city of Richfield is reviewing preliminary plans for the Sree Venkateswara (ven-KHAT-is-swar-ah) Temple of Cleveland.

Dr. Ram Bandi, president of the local...

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