Hinduism

Council's First Indo-American has Passion for Community

November 21, 2006

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: Mercury News, the

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/16065235.htm

She's the first Indo-American elected to a city council in the Bay Area, and among only a handful of others in the country. That alone assures her place in history.

But Fremont City Councilwoman Anu Natarajan, 44, doesn't want her ethnicity to define her, though she's proud of her Bangalore roots.

"I...

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Center Brings Hindu Traditions to UF Classrooms

November 21, 2006

Author: Panagiota Papakos

Source: University of Florida News

http://news.ufl.edu/2006/11/21/center-brings-hindu-traditions-to-uf-classrooms/

At the University of Florida, the Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions is working to change the way people view the third-largest religion in the world.

“People aren’t really clear about what the word Hindu means,” said Vasudha Narayanan, director of...

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Concession E-Mail To Hindu Sen.: 'Know Jesus'

November 16, 2006

Author: Mary Tan

Source: wcco.com

http://wcco.com/local/local_story_320195110.html

Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, a practicing Hindu, was re-elected in District 50 last week on the Democratic ticket, netting 63 percent of the vote. But rather than placing a call to concede the race, his Republican opponent Rae Hart Anderson instead offered him an e-mail concession that he said read like an attempt to convert his religious beliefs.

"To get a sermon is...

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VHP Plans World Hindu Meet in Allahabad

November 16, 2006

Author: Hemendra Singh Bartwal

Source: Hindustan Times

http://147.208.132.198/onlineCDA/PFVersion.jsp?article=http://10.81.141.122/news/181_1845857,000900010004.htm

With the Sangh Parivar gearing up for a repeat performance in BJP's favour in UP Assembly elections after its success in recent civic polls, the VHP has lined up a series of programmes for mass mobilisation of Hindu voters in the...

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Response to European Parliament's Discussion to Ban Swastika

November 14, 2006

Author: Clive Roberts

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/11/15.shtml#3

The European Parliament is engaged in discussions to ban the Swastika. Their awareness of its symbolism is obviously limited to Europe post 1930! May I offer some information?

If you drive to Scotland, and visit the Queen's Scottish residence at Balmoral, then as you leave the car park and cross the bridge over the River Dee, you will...

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Diwali Hindu Festival of Lights Draws Crowd

November 14, 2006

Author: Jillian Ladegard

Source: Sun Star

http://www.uaf.edu/sunstar/archives/20061114/india.html

Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights," is the largest and most widely celebrated festival throughout India, and this past weekend it was the highlight cultural event on the UAF campus.

Sponsored by the student group Namaste India, the festival treated more than 250 UAF community members to traditional stories, dances, songs, and cuisine....

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Houses of Worship Scramble to Make Room for the Masses

November 13, 2006

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/16000247.htm

They prayed for the flocks, they got them, and now they're grappling with the reality: Houses of worship in Central and East Contra Costa are flexing with a demographic explosion that's forcing some to construct buildings, expand existing ones or add services.

Rapidly...

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Bioethics Workshop at Hindu University of America

November 10, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International/Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/11/10.shtml#2

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, November 10, 2006: The Hindu University of America, in partnership with the University of Central Florida Philosophy department, the Ethics Center, The Women's Research Center and the Orlando Regional Health Care spiritual Care council held a successful Bioethics Workshop - Hindu and Buddhist Perspectives on November 3. Philosophers, scientists, ethicists,...

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Hundreds Throng New Jagannath Temple in Orissa

November 9, 2006

Source: India e-News

http://www.indiaenews.com/religion/20061109/28116.htm

Hundreds of people, including foreigners and non-Hindus, are thronging a new Jagannath temple built by an American devotee in this coastal Orissa district.

The 35-feet-high temple, identical to the one at Puri, has been built at the district's Kuansh village by Julian Parker, who hails from Los Angeles. He has been living in the village since 1994.

'Many non-Hindus have been...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Texas Governor’s Religious Bigotry

November 9, 2006

Source: Hindu America Foundation

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2006) -- The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) strongly condemned the egregious and bigoted remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry wherein he said that non-Christians are doomed and condemned to go to hell.

According to The Dallas Morning News (November 6, 2006), Gov. Rick Perry, after attending a sermon...

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Malaysian Hindu Sangam Concerned With Temple Evictions

November 7, 2006

Author: Datuk A. Vaithilingam

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/11/7.shtml#1

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, November 7, 2006: Datuk A. Vaithilingam, President of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam writes:

"The Malaysia Hindu Sangam is very much saddened with the approach on Hindu temples issue by certain government and private sector authorities. Recently the Semenyih Local Council authorities demolished a Muneeswarar Temple...

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