Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Responds to Rep. Harris' Comments on Separation of Church and State

September 1, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On September 1, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) recent remarks stating that the separation of church and state is a 'lie' and that the election of non-Christians would 'legislate sin' drew sharp criticism from the Hindu American Foundation (HAF). In an interview for the weekly...

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"Vande Mataram" Becomes a Source of Division in Diverse, Secular India

September 1, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5306618.stm

On September 1, 2006 BBC News reported, "When Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote Vande Mataram, India's national song in 1876, he had no idea that it would one day generate such strong emotions. To sing or not to sing Vande Mataram - that is the dilemma confronting India now as the country prepares to celebrate the song's centenary. At the opposite ends of the spectrum are the Hindu and Muslim hardline...

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California Court Upholds Claim of Hindu American Foundation Regarding Illegal Process, but Retains Textbooks

September 1, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

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

On September 1, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) prevailed today in its legal action on behalf of Hindu parents from California against the California School Board of Education (SBE). But in a mixed ruling, the demand by HAF that the...

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India's Diverse Faiths Participate in Ganesh Festival

August 31, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1782128,000600010004.htm

On August 31, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "At Marine Lines, fruit seller Chand Sheikh, a 26-year-old Muslim, had been such a devout follower of Lord Ganesha since childhood that he was elected president of the local mandal [temple] and has already occupied that post for five years. In Bhandup, practising Sikh Balbir Singh, an actor, has brought an idol home this...

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Fijian Police Force Reflects Religious Diversity of Nation

August 28, 2006

Source: Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=47342

On August 28, 2006 the Fiji Times reported, "Police Commissioner Andrew Hughes believes the strength of the [Fijian police] force lays in its cultural and religious diversity. He made the comment when he launched the 16th Police Rama-yan Sammelan in Ba yesterday. Mr Hughes said when he joined the force three years ago, he... immediately realised that the force had officers from a diverse range of cultural and...

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Teens Visit Hindu Temple They Vandalized, and Find Forgiveness

August 27, 2006

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/15371028.htm

On August 27, 2006 the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported, "After confessing to destroying religious artifacts at a Hindu temple in Maple Grove in April, Tyler W. Tuomie and Paul G. Spakousky were back at the temple Saturday to ask for forgiveness.

They were greeted with hugs, an offer of a home-cooked Indian dinner and a lesson in Hindu values and principles like karma,...

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Delaware's Second Hindu Temple Opens

August 27, 2006

Source: Delaware Online

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060827/NEWS/60827014

On August 27, 2006 Delaware Online reported, "Amrut Patel stood in sock feet before the statues of Hindu gods today and quietly took a picture with his cell phone. 'Whenever I’m feeling sad, I can pull out my phone and look at it and feel calm and peace,' said Patel, 16, of Wilmington. 'I will know it is a place where I can go.'...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend their faith as...

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"Welcome to America?" Meet the College Student at the Center of the "Macaca" Controversy

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401639_2.html?sub=AR

On August 25, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "S.R. Sidarth had built an impressive record of achievements for such a young man: straight-A student at one of Fairfax County's finest high schools, a tournament chess player, a quiz team captain, a sportswriter at his college newspaper, a Capitol Hill intern...

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In Hamtramck, Bangladesh Hindu Temple Burns; FBI Investigates

August 24, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060824/LIFESTYLE04/608240342/1041

On August 24, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Members are still in shock and left scrambling for a place to worship after a fire burned the Bangladesh Hindu Temple to the ground. A steady stream of worshipers flocked to the charred remains of the 3-year-old temple Wednesday afternoon. Only two walls remain after an all-night...

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After 30 Years of Planning, Shri Venkateswara Temple Rises in the West Midlands

August 23, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/5276562.stm

On August 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 30 years ago a group of Hindu worshippers had an ambitious plan to build a giant temple in their part of the West Midlands. Now, after decades of searching for a site, a flirtation with bankruptcy and furious opposition from some locals, the founders say their dreams have come true. They have built the Shri...

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"Serving God by Serving Humanity": Livermore Hindu Temple Reaches Out with Health Care, Interfaith Work

August 21, 2006

Source: Media News

http://www.insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_4213273

On August 21, 2006 Media News reported, "Dr. Kishore Narra began volunteering at the Livermore Shiva-Vishnu Temple's biweekly health clinic almost four years ago as a way to give back to his community. The doctor of internal medicine, also a longtime devotee at the temple, said the temple is more than a religious landmark. It also is a place for those looking for public services. 'People go to...

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Krishna Temple Marks Thirty Years in Detroit

August 20, 2006

Source: Gannett News Service

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060820/LIFE/608200313/1006/L

On August 20, 2006 Gannett News Service reported, "Thirty years ago, two scions of a labor leader and an automotive pioneer gave the seed money to turn a dilapidated Detroit mansion into one of the nation's top Hindu temples. At one point, Elisabeth Reuther, daughter of labor leader Walter Reuther; Alfred Ford, Henry Ford's great-grandson;...

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Festive Gathering for Krishna's Birthday at the Greater Baltimore Hindu-Jain Temple

August 20, 2006

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/carroll/bal-ca.hindu20aug20,0,5689203.story?track=rss

On August 20, 2006 The Baltimore Sun reported, "The women are dressed in kaleidoscopic colors, dancing in a whirling pinwheel and tapping wooden sticks with their neighbors' to keep the beat. Their white-robed priest leads the congregation in chants, offering fruit and fragrant flower garlands to the gods who...

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