Hinduism

Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their belief systems...

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Profile of Houston's Vedanta Society

August 18, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2006_4173823

On August 18, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "There are many paths to God, says the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston, and it encourages believers to explore all of them. 'No religion is bigger or smaller,' member Kewal Chawla said. 'All religions lead you to the ultimate truth, to eternal peace and happiness.' The concept of the oneness of religions is a...

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Religious Violence Will Now Be Covered in Indian Textbooks

August 17, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5260286.stm

On August 17, 2006 BBC News reported, "Pupils in India will soon be taught controversial topics like the 2002 Gujarat riots and those which followed the destruction of the Babri mosque. The new syllabus, meant for final-year political science students, is due out in April 2007. Indian textbooks are largely silent on sensitive issues after 1947 - the year of India's independence from British rule and the...

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Bomb Blast at Manipur ISKCON Temple During Festival

August 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4799957.stm

On August 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "A bomb attack on a temple in north-east India has killed at least five people and injured many others, police say. The blast, at a temple in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, took place as hundreds of worshippers gathered to observe a major Hindu festival. The temple belongs to the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, popularly known as Hare...

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Hindu Temple Desecrated Again, Priest Pleads for End to Violence

August 14, 2006

Source: Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=46597

On August 14, 2006 the Fiji Times reported, "The priest of a Hindu temple that was desecrated on Friday night has pleaded with the perpetrators to stop violating places of worship.

Govindar Murti said this was the third time in two years that thieves ransacked the Bhagwati Temple in Vuci Road, Nausori. He said he did not understand why they were victims of such insulting behaviour.

The...

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Hindu Swami Visits Utah Temple

August 11, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_4169923

On August 11, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Utah doesn't make Swami Adhyatmanandaji happy. Happiness comes from within, says the Hindu religious teacher, not from a place or another person. 'To me, wherever I stay is happiness because I carry my happiness within me,' says Swamiji, as he is also called. Dressed in salmon-colored robes, the world-renowned swami from Ahmedabad, in western India,...

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Human Chain of Peace Planned at Krishna Hindu Temple Near Watford

August 11, 2006

Source: Harrow Times

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.874874.0.human_chain_of_peace_planned_at_hindu_temple.php

On August 11, 2006 the Harrow Times reported, "Thousands of people will join hands in a chain of peace at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday (August 16) They will pray for victims of war and chant a peace mantra at the organisers say will be the largest Hindu gathering in...

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Asian Youth Day Explores Interfaith Dialogue

August 5, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2759

On August 5, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Participants of the Fourth Asian Youth Day (AYD) have learned about the family values of different religious traditions and how interreligious dialogue can start within the family. Leaders and young people from Anglican, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Muslim, and Taoist faiths spoke to about 800 Catholic participants of the AYD on...

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Midwest Summer Camp Brings Hindu Heritage to Kids

August 4, 2006

Source: Pantagraph

http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2006/08/04/news/doc44d3d3503142e535783506.txt

On August 4, 2006 the Pantagraph reported, "Canoeing, arts-and-crafts projects and group sing-a-longs aren't all that's in store for these campers. At Hindu Heritage Camp at Lake Bloomington's East Bay Camp, there's also morning yoga, prayers, Sanskrit mantras, and discussions about India's history. Sankhya Amaravadi, 11, of Normal, said her...

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Christians Angered by Conversion Law in Chhattisgarh

August 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5246328.stm

On August 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian groups have reacted strongly to a new law passed by the Indian state of Chhattisgarh which requires official approval of any religious conversion. They said they were prepared to take the case to India's Supreme Court. The General Secretary of the Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, Arun Pannalal, said they hoped to persuade the governor to withhold assent. Mr...

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