Hinduism

Opinion: "Hindu-Muslim Unity in India is Superficial"

September 16, 2006

Source: GulfNews.com

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/16/10067736.html

On September 16, 2006 GulfNews.com ran an opinion piece by Kuldip Nayar, a former Indian High Commissioner to the UK and a former Rajya Sabha MP. "I do not know why after every bomb blast in India, be it at Mumbai in a Hindu locality or at Malegaon outside a mosque, Indians, particularly the media, resoundingly say there was no communal riot. One leader after another repeats in more...

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An Update on Rev. David Benke, Suspended for Participating in Interfaith Service

September 16, 2006

Source: Kitsap Sun

http://www1.kitsapsun.com/bsun/fe_religion/article/0,2403,BSUN_19075_4997463,00.html

On September 16, 2006 Kitsap Sun reported, "'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.' On the screen was Rev. David Benke, a Lutheran minister of the Missouri Synod. He was one of many New York religious leaders that spoke at the interfaith Yankee Stadium, 'A Prayer for America' service that convened primarily as a way to provide solace to...

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In Sunnyvale's Light Industrial Zones, Diverse Faiths Flourish

September 16, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/15534729.htm

On September 16, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "To reach Bible Way Christian Center in San Jose, turn southeast at Fry's Electronics, then left at the mill fabric sign. The squat tan building with the ``Duel Systems integrated electronics packaging'' sign on one side -- but no cross in front -- is the church. Despite its untraditional setting, flourishing Bible Way has...

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Boston-Area Schools Adapt Chapels for Increasingly Diverse Student Population

September 16, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/16/schools_adapt_for_non_christian_prayer/

On September 16, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The spider-webbed highways of New Jersey lie far from the Hindu temples of India. Growing up in the Garden State, Anjuli Dhindhwal kept connected with the country of her parents mainly through its religion. Her mother and father often...

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Sikh and Hindu Leadership Unite Against Demolitions

September 15, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/15/stories/2006091516180400.htm

On September 15, 2006 The Hindu reported, "Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana said on Thursday that a new high has been reached in Hindu-Sikh unity with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee agreeing to bear the cost of reconstruction of temples damaged in the recent demolition drive carried out by the Delhi Development Authority and the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti...

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Leader of Hindu Temple Asks Court to Give Teen Vandals Lighter Sentences

September 14, 2006

Source: Star Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/politics/15522554.htm

On September 14, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Two men who vandalized a Hindu temple in Maple Grove got a break Thursday when the leader of the temple helped persuade a judge to give them lighter sentences.

'In this day and age of "Eye for an Eye,"' Dr. Shashikant Sane told Hennepin...

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After Malegaon Mosque Bombings, Calls for Calm by Indian Imams Heeded

September 14, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0914/p01s04-wosc.html

On September 14, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The smell of explosives was still lingering in the air when the discussion began. Malegaon's streets had just been seared by three bombs that killed at least 30 people, and as the crowds began to seethe with anger, the city's most revered Muslim leaders gathered to decide what to do. There was little question about the...

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Hamtramck Hindus Struggle After Loss of Temple to Fire

September 13, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060913/NEWS02/609130420

On September 13, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The damage from a fire last month that swept through a Hindu temple on Hamtramck's south side was more than heaps of charred wood and scorched bricks. Since the Aug. 22 fire consumed the Bangladesh Hindu Cultural Center and Temple on Grayling Avenue west of Jos. Campau, the congregation has...

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Hindus and Muslims Reach Across the Communal Divide in Wake of Malegaon Bombings

September 12, 2006

Source: Gulf News

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/12/10066703.html

On September 12, 2006 Gulf News reported, "On September 11, a hundred years ago as well as today, India has a message for the world and for itself. A hundred years ago, launching the principle of satyagraha or active non-violence in South Africa, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi spoke of its potential not only to shake the British Empire, but also to create a resurgence in South Africa and...

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On the Eve of 9/11, Kumbha Mela Festival at UC Irvine with Goal of Bringing Peace

September 11, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hindu11sep11,1,5607317.story

On September 11, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Thousands of Hindus gathered Sunday at UC Irvine during a rare Kumbha Mela religious festival to help bring spiritual peace to devotees and to the world on the eve of Sept. 11. 'We hope today's celebration, held on the day before 9/11, can bring positive energy and peace to the Earth,' said Rama Kumar of...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith 'Unity...

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"We Are Americans Too": Hate Crimes Report Issued on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1980135,curpg-2.cms

On September 11, 2006 Times of India reported, "Sikhs and Muslims in the United States were most affected by hate crimes and discrimination after 9/11 while Hindus remained largely untouched by the backlash, a report on the fall-out on South Asian communities from the terror attack on America has said.

The main findings of the study by a Harvard...

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