Hinduism

Manchester Township Hindus Celebrate Navratri

September 26, 2006

Source: The York Daily Record

http://www.ydr.com/newsfull/ci_4397717

On September 26, 2006 The York Daily Record reported, "Hundreds of bare feet moved in step to a thunderous drum beat. Every color imaginable could be found on ornate gowns worn by women and girls dancing at Navratri, a 9-day celebration that devotes three days of worship each to the goddesses of valor, wealth and knowledge. The celebration is of happiness and worshiped by Hindus around the world. Manchester...

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Award Winning Film About Sikh Widows to Screen at Smithsonian Exhibit

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0677364BEA11EA57872571F4007E9897

On September 26, 2006 the SikhNet News reported, "The Widow Colony an award winning documentary that takes an in-depth look into the lives of the widows whose husbands were killed in the anti-Sikh massacre of November, 1984 will be the first Sikh issue based feature film to be screened at the Smithsonian Museum’s Freer...

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Nepalese Organization Hosts International Interfaith Youth Conference on Peace

September 25, 2006

Source: Peace Journalism

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=11067

On September 25, 2006 Peace Journalism reported, "Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal (HVP) organised an international youth conference for peace with the theme of 'Deepening our Spirituality' in the capital. The conference began on September 23 with peace prayers by the priests and leaders of different faiths including Hindus, Buddhists, [Muslims], Christians, [Baha'is] and Jews... 20...

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Three Faith Holidays Celebrated in Nashville

September 25, 2006

Source: The Jackson Sun

http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060925/NEWS01/609250307/1002

On September 25, 2006 The Jackson Sun reported, "In the span of several hours Saturday, three of the world's major religions began observances of some of their holiest holidays. In the predawn hours in Green Hills, the Fakhruddin family awoke to eat breakfast before sunrise on the first day of Ramadan, a monthlong holiday in which...

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Wisconsin Hindus Hold on to Tradition

September 24, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=502800

On September 24, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Pamela Arora was a young mother teaching her two children about Hinduism from their home in Franklin before she became a torchbearer to a small community of immigrants striving to do the same.

Teachings about the epic Ramayana, singing devotional songs, and praying were commonplace in the Arora household. Years...

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Jain Leaders Demand Separate Recognition in Anti-Conversion Law

September 24, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2022865.cms

On September 24, 2006 the Times of India reported, "Agitated over the Gujarat government's move to club them with Hindus, Jain leaders have cited a letter written by the government of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that contained an assurance that the community's distinct religious character would be protected. Circulating the letter to the media, the Digambar Jain...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Marks Opening of UN General Assembly

September 21, 2006

Source: Sikh Sanghat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1373.shtml

On September 21, 2006 the Sikh Sanghat reported, "Religious leaders representing up to 30 faith traditions from all over the world attended an interfaith prayer service on Sept 12th to mark the opening of the 61st United Nations General Assembly. The introductions were led by Hiro Sakurai, Committee of Religious NGOs and Rev. William Tully, St. Bartholomew’s Church. This was followed by...

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Security Hired to Guard Fiji's Hindu Temples

September 20, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/9/20.shtml#1

On September 20, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "In the face of increasing attacks, Hindus in Fiji have hired security to protect temples. Three attacks on temples in five days led to an emergency meeting of the Hindu religious organization, the Sanatan Dharam. The meeting discussed security for their temples after Senior Superintendent Jahir Khan said they should provide their own security because...

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Gujarat Religion Law Hotly Contested

September 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5362802.stm

On September 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christians and Muslims in the western Indian state of Gujarat have expressed resentment over an amendment in the law relating to religious conversions. They say that moves by the state government to classify Buddhism and Jainism as branches of the Hindu religion are unconstitutional. Christians and Muslims have accused the authorities of trying to polarise the...

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Tri-State Hindus Celebrate Grand Sangam

September 19, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/9/20.shtml#4

On September 19, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Hindu Sangam a grand cultural festival organized by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) in New Jersey was a runaway success with over 1,000 people participating in the event. The event was organized as a culmination of the birth centenary celebrations of Shri M.S. Golwalkar (Guruji), the second head of the RSS. During the...

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Profile of Yogeshwar Dayal, an Interfaith Pioneer

September 18, 2006

Source: DailyIndia.com

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/60946.php/Yogeshwar_Dayal:_A_leading_votary_of_inter-faith_concord_(SPECIAL)

On September 18, 2006 DailyIndia.com ran a feature article on Yogeshwar Dayal. "The capital has lost a worthy son in Padma Shri Yogeshwar Dayal, not only the lifeline of Delhi's cultural and literary fabric but also a leading votary of inter-faith concord. He died Sep 7 at age 93. He...

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Fiji Council of Churches Labels Break-in at Hindu Temple a "Disgrace"

September 18, 2006

Source: Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=48465

On September 18, 2006 the Fiji Times reported, "A temple break-in has been labelled a 'disgrace' by the Fiji Council of Churches.

Local residents said the act was cowardly and shameful.

Anil Dutt, 35, was ploughing his land next to the Shree Sanatan Dharam Vishnu Mandir yesterday when he noticed three louvre blades missing from one of the temple windows facing his home.

Mr Dutt...

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Secular Nepal is Hotly Contested

September 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5355816.stm

On September 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "Young and old, some dressed in saffron, some wielding tridents, Hindu nationalists march in the streets of Kathmandu, letting out a cry of indignation. 'Bring back the Hindu kingdom,' they shout. It is a pattern being regularly repeated, mainly in the capital and the plains bordering India, by Hindus incensed by parliament's recent declaration that Nepal should...

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Rare Confluence of Religious Holidays Marked by Interfaith Efforts in Orange County

September 18, 2006

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1279315.php

On September 18, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "At a time when religious conflict has turned lethal for so many people and shattered their peace and security, a rare confluence of the sacred seasons of the three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – begins this week. Scores of Orange County residents –...

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