Hinduism

Schools Struggle to Accommodate Religious Holidays

July 21, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-07-21-schools-holidays_x.htm

On July 21, 2006 USA Today reported, "Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian � each faith has its holy days. Schools across the country are asking how to respect them all.

Consider the University at Albany, which canceled classes on major Muslim holidays. Faculty wanted the move out of concern for Muslim students after the Sept. 11...

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Florida Hindus Plan State-wide Get-Together

July 19, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

On July 19, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Hindu Society of America will be presenting a unique opportunity for all Hindus in Florida to come together at the first-ever Hindu Sangam. The event will feature a diverse venue, with something for every member of the Hindu family, and without an entry fee. Hundreds of students will kick-off the event with a massive Ganesh puja. Every participant will receive a Ganesh Deity with which they can participate in the ceremony. For adults, there will be discussions on...

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Policy Offered Up to Protect Hindu Temples

July 19, 2006

Source: Telugu Portal

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8233

On July 19, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, " The Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) has come up wit a set of guidelines to save Hindu temples from demolition in the country The move comes after civic authorities demolished 12 temples in Klang Valley in western Malaysia during the past few months to make way for...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Glasgow

July 19, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/5194412.stm

On July 19, 2006 BBC News reported, "The opening of a new Hindu temple in Glasgow will be marked with five days of 'great pomp and show'. The temple, in the city's west end officially opens on Wednesday evening and celebrations will run until Sunday. Organisers said people from all over the globe including devotees, high priests, scholars and religious leaders...

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Reestablishment of Vice and Virtue Department in Afghanistan Poses Risks for Hindus, HAF Says

July 18, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On July 18, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed deep concern over a proposal by the Afghan government to reestablish the Department for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. The proposal was passed by the cabinet of...

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German Deportation of Afghan Refugees Angers HAF

July 18, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On July 18, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "In a June 28, 2006 memo sent by Senator for Internal Affairs, Mr. Udo Nagel, in Hamburg, Germany, it is noted that Hamburg will immediately begin to offer voluntary return to Afghan refugee families obligated to leave Germany, and if the refugees...

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Hindu-Muslim Animosity in Mumbai Has Economic Roots

July 17, 2006

Source: TIME Asia Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/printout/0,13675,501060724-1215016,00.html

On July 17, 2006 TIME Asia Magazine reported, "After the train attacks, police rounded up hundreds of the city's young Muslim men for questioning, though most were soon released. That did nothing to soothe some Muslims. 'We are always the first to be blamed,' fumes Majid Khan, a student from a Muslim slum in Bandra, not far from the...

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Seattle-Area Hindus Hold Service for Mumbai Bombing Victims

July 17, 2006

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/eastsidenews/2003131781_bombing17m.html

On July 17, 2006 The Seattle Times reported, "Hour after hour Tuesday, Mahesh Shastri tried desperately to telephone his family in Bombay. Like many Seattle-area residents with roots in India's largest city, Shastri wanted to reach family and friends after a series of bombs tore apart commuter trains in Bombay, killing 182 people and...

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More Immigrants Bypassing Cities, Moving Directly to Suburbs

July 16, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--stateofdiversityi0716jul16,0,2313551.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On July 16, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Thiyagarajan Subramanian didn't come to America and settle in a big-city ethnic neighborhood. He moved to suburbia, into a contemporary colonial with a two-car garage. Subramanian is typical of...

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