Hinduism

Hindu Named Pakistan's Acting Chief Justice

March 18, 2007

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.in/news/7598_1953614,000500020000.htm

Justice Rana Bhagwan Das, next in seniority to suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, will be sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan as soon as he returns from India on March 22, law minister Wasi Zafar said on Saturday.

Justice Bhagwan Das — the only Hindu to have risen to the highest level of Pakistan's judiciary — is presently in...

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"Religious Policy Should Be Changed," a Commentary by The State News

March 15, 2007

Source: The State News

http://www.statenews.com/op_article.phtml?pk=40192

When a student is sick and obtains a doctor's note, professors typically allow the pupil to make up any missed class--sans penalty.

However, religion, which is often ingrained soon after birth, sometimes ranks lower than a temporary illness and has caused conflict between instructors and their students.

ASMSU has created a bill that would revise MSU's current Religious Observance...

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Hindu Society Temple 'A Dream Come True'

March 14, 2007

Author: DAN SCANLAN

Source: Florida Times-Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031407/ner_hindu.shtml

Right now it's workers who occupy the new building on Greenland Road, welding door frames, plugging in air-conditioners and preparing to lay carpet on the shiny concrete floor in the spacious sanctuary.

But beginning Wednesday, March 21, hundreds of members of the Hindu Society of Northeast Florida will...

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Blaze, Traditions Color Festival

March 10, 2007

Author: MINDY CAMPBELL

Source: The Leaf Chronicle

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070310/LIFESTYLE/703100316

As Hiral Patel walked around a giant bonfire, her face was illuminated by the glowing blaze despite the frigid temperatures and inky dark sky.

The 11-year-old Indian Hindu had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of her culture when she participated in the "...

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Hindus Protest the Possible Destruction of the Ancient Bridge Ram Setu

March 9, 2007

Source: Yahoo News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070309/43/6d1wg.html

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Hindu groups are stepping up protests against the likely razing of an ancient bridge in the narrow sea between India and Sri Lanka due to a shipping project, saying it will be unfair to do away with something of such heritage and religious value.

The Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge, a chain of limestone shoals 48 km long that once linked Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with Mannar in Sri Lanka's...

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CAIR Announces $10K Video Contest to Promote Mutual Understanding

March 9, 2007

Source: Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=7841

WASHINGTON - The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it will offer two $5,000 prizes for videos up to one minute long that are the most effective in promoting interfaith understanding and communicating the contest theme of "Let the Conversation Begin."

"Our video contest theme is a reflection both of CAIR's mission and of our belief...

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Hindu Student Faces Religious Trials Solo

March 6, 2007

Author: Millie Tolleson

Source: The Appalachian

http://theapp.appstate.edu/content/view/2163/43/

Upholding religious traditions in college can be hard, but being one of only a few practicing the same religion makes it even tougher.

Smeeta A. Lavani practices Hinduism and has found fewer than a handful of other Hindus at Appalachian State University.

“I am from Raleigh where there is a huge Indian population. I had a culture...

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Hindu Americans Expose Online Hate in Latest Report

March 6, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2007) – Internet websites promoting religious hatred and intolerance towards Hindus and Hinduism are proliferating, and this trend has adverse long-term consequences for the Hindu American community, according to the latest report released by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) today. Entitled Hyperlink to...

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Colorful Religious Indian Celebration in Pines Features Prayers and Powders

March 5, 2007

Author: Juan Ortega

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-choli05mar05,0,7305940.story?coll=sfla-news-front

PEMBROKE PINES · Shaving cream dripped off his hair and nose. Purple and red powder smeared his face.

But Kush Shah, 20, of Pompano Beach, was actually having a joyful religious experience. He was one of about 200 adults and...

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