Hinduism

Hindu Council UK Protests Proposed Ban on Swastika

January 21, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/1/22.shtml#1

LONDON, ENGLAND, January 21, 2007: (HPI note: The following press release is from the Hindu Council UK.)

While Germany holds the European Union presidency, its Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries has, without realizing its wider implications, proposed to ban the swastika throughout Europe. This is evidently to demonstrate Germany's repentance of the treatment meted out to the Jews by the Nazis....

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Religious Leaders Promise to 'Preach Peace' in Oakland

January 19, 2007

Author: Heather MacDonald

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/ci_5043953

OAKLAND - Responding to a call from Mayor Ron Dellums, religious leaders from several Oakland churches, mosques and synagogues Thursday launched an effort to combat the rising tide of violence and hopelessness in Oakland.

Dubbed the Network for Interfaith Action, the effort is still in the planning stages but will focus on reducing violent...

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Hindus Opposing EU Swastika Ban

January 17, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6269627.stm

Hindus in Europe have joined forces against a German proposal to ban the display of the swastika across the European Union, a Hindu leader said.

Ramesh Kallidai of the Hindu Forum of Britain said the swastika had been a symbol of peace for thousands of years before the Nazis adopted it.

He said a ban on the symbol would discriminate against Hindus.

Germany, holder of the EU...

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Hindu Council UK to Hold Seminar To Assist Those Teaching Hinduism in School

January 12, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/1/12.shtml#2

LONDON, ENGLAND, January 12, 2007: The Hindu Council (UK) supported by the DfES (the government department of education), the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) and the Neasden temple have organized a one-day seminar on Hinduism for March 22, 2007.

According to this press release, the aims of the seminar are: To assist primary and secondary school teachers with tools and...

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Oconee County Council Looks at New Prayer Policy, Cost of Legal Defense

January 10, 2007

Source: Aiken Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/325814177536496.php

WALHALLA -- The Oconee County council opened its work session with a prayer in Jesus' name and began considering a proposal to ignore demands from the American Civil Liberties Union that it end its practice of holding prayers at public meetings.

The Rev. Wayne Morton, president of the Oconee County Ministerial Association, offered the prayer...

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Hindu-Christians Hold Religious Dialogue to Heal Mistrust, Wounds

January 10, 2007

Source: Punjab Newsline

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/2409/46/

RENO, Nevada (USA): Hindu, Christian (both Catholic and Protestant), and Muslim religious leaders of Northwestern Nevada gathered at Reno last Saturday for a dialogue and to arrive at a common agenda to heal the wounds of religious mistrust.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajan Zed, Director of Interfaith Relations of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada, stated that religious conflicts arise when one...

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Christians Protest Yoga Postures Being Taught in Canandian Schools

January 10, 2007

Source: Can West News Service

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/1/15.shtml#3

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 10, 2007: A program called 'Action Schools' was initiated in British Columbia by the Education Ministry. The purpose of the program, which includes yoga and other fitness-related activities, was to give teachers access to activities that keep children active and to be proactive in fighting the problem of obesity in Canadian children. The article says that more than...

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Elementary Grade Textbook on Hinduism Released in UK

January 9, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/1/9.shtml#4

LONDON, ENGLAND, January 9, 2007: Vivekananda Centre London has produced a new book, "Primary Hinduism," by Seeta Lakhani. It is their second textbook for use by schools teaching Hinduism. Their release says, "It has been specially designed for use by 6 to 13 year olds (key stages 1 to 3). It utilizes lots of narratives and colorful images to make Hinduism interesting and exciting for the very...

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Ganges Pollution Threatens Hindu Festival

January 9, 2007

Source: Beliefnet/United Press International

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/209/story_20917_1.html

BOMBAY, Jan 9, 2007 - Complaining of filthy water, Indian holy men are threatening to boycott a religious festival in which Hindus take a soul-cleansing plunge into the Ganges River.

Sadhus leading the submersions for Ardh Kumbh Mela called on the Indian government to take corrective action or they would not participate in the royal bath on the next bathing day, The...

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Anti-Hate Forum Planned in Fremont

January 8, 2007

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/16413135.htm

Moina Shaiq wants more people to smile at her.

And the 47-year-old Pakistani born mother of four plans to tell hundreds of people that Thursday evening at an anti-hate forum in Fremont.

"If I get poor service at a restaurant, or a certain kind of look, I am always second guessing,'' Shaiq said. "Is it because I...

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Hindu Devotee to Talk about Book on Forms of the Goddess

January 6, 2007

Author: Anna Kaplan

Source: Recordnet

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070106/A_LIFE/701060303

When Rick Nafzinger was 14, some Hare Krishnas in the Denver airport handed him a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, an essential book of the Hindu faith. During the next two weeks of family vacation, he read the book over and over.

That was the start of a lifelong spiritual quest for the 51-year-old Stockton...

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