Hinduism

Sikhs Upset Over Misrepresentation in Open-Air Cremation Issue

July 16, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1183.shtml

On July 16, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "The Sikh Federation (UK), a leading Sikh organisation in the UK, has expressed shock at the handling and media coverage of the first open-air funeral in the UK for over 70 years. A Federation spokesman said: 'The authorities have made a major mistake in the way they have handled this matter. This type of cremation should not have been allowed. It...

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Britain's Hindu Community Gathers to Mourn Victims of Mumbai Train Bombings

July 16, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5184278.stm

On July 16, 2006 BBC News reported, "A vigil is being staged later by Britain's Hindu community to remember nearly 200 people who died in the bomb attacks in Mumbai. Mourners will gather to say prayers for the victims who died when explosives were placed on packed commuter trains during Tuesday's rush hour. At least 181 people died and nearly 900 were injured. Sunday's event, organised by the Hindu Council UK, takes...

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U.S. Organization Questions Treatment of Hindus in Fiji

July 16, 2006

Source: ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1687722.htm

On July 16, 2006 ABC News reported, "A US-based Hindu organisation says it wants to meet with the Fiji Government to raise concerns about the way Hindus are treated. But Fiji-based Indian religious groups say while they have experienced temple burnings and break-ins, the Government is not responsible. They have also questioned why an organisation in America has raised such concerns without...

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New Hindu Temple Set to Open in Lowell

July 15, 2006

Source: Lowell Sun

http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_4056722

On July 15, 2006 Lowell Sun reported, "Those who remember the Goodwill Industries building on Middlesex Street would hardly recognize the structure today. Gone are the well-stocked racks of second-hand jeans, jackets and assorted clothing. Ready to take their place: elaborate marble statues imported from India, flowing fountains, carved teakwood columns, 24-karat gold domes, and one of the largest function...

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University of Texas' Dialogue on Religious Diversity in the Workplace to Focus on Views of Suffering

July 15, 2006

Source: The Galveston County Daily News

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=f58bbe6a59e8072c

On July 15, 2006 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "The University of Texas Medical Branch’s continuing dialogue on religious diversity in the workplace will feature a discussion on suffering. The discussion will be one of the activities during the university’s Diversity Week Celebration. The Understanding Religious...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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Hindu Temple to Install Three New Deities

July 15, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060715/LIVING09/607150407/-1/ZONES01

On July 15, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Local Hindus will install three new metallic deities, just arrived from India, at their new Far-Eastside temple during Sunday morning ceremonies that will involve a procession led by a live lamb. The addition of the deities at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana,...

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American Hindu Builds Temple in Orissa Open to All

July 14, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On July 14, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) applauds the twelve year effort of American Julian Parker to have a temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath constructed at Kuansh village in Orissa, India. The thirty-year-old Julian Parker, who has been a devotee of Lord...

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Maple Grove Hindu Temple Located in Cornfields

July 14, 2006

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/07/14/hindutemple/

On July 14, 2006 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "The temple made news last spring when it was vandalized by two young men. Those men pleaded guilty this week, and could spend two months in jail and pay restitution of more than $90,000 each.

Dr. Shashikant Sane, who is on the temple's executive committee, recalls the incident.

'One...

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Opinion: "The Mumbai Bombings and the Students Islamic Movement of India" by Yoginder Sikand

July 14, 2006

Source: The American Muslim

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_mumbai_bombings_and_the_students_islamic_movement_of_india/009799

On July 14, 2006 The American Muslim ran an opinion piece by Yoginder Sikand, editor and primary writer of Qalandar, a monthly electronic publication about relations between Muslims and people of other faiths. He writes, "The identity of those...

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Opinion: "Inviting Hindus to Play the Victim Card" by Neil Davenport

July 14, 2006

Source: spiked

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/1020/

On July 14, 2006 spiked ran an opinion piece by Neil Davenport, a writer and lecturer based in London. He writes, "Hindus in the UK feel that not enough effort is being made to include them in anti-racist initiatives, says a report from the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB)... [But] It seems such reports are less about tackling genuine social grievances than encouraging petty ones. Apparently,...

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After Bombings, Hindu-Muslim Relations Remain Cordial on Street Dividing Hindu and Muslim Neighborhoods

July 13, 2006

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1041368

On July 13, 2006 DNA reported, "We are standing at a sweet shop on Bapu Khote street, the so-called ‘line of control’ that separates Hindu Booleshwar from the Muslim Ghogari mohalla... Pydhonie, off Mohammad Ali road, is a bustling business hub, home to wholesale markets of metals, imitation jewellery, gold and ayurvedic products. It is completely a Muslim neighbourhood. But the majority of traders...

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Mumbai's Muslims Give Blood, Offer Shelter to Train Bombing Victims

July 12, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060712/137/65tx9.html

On July 12, 2006 Reuters reported, "Muslims queued for hours on Wednesday to give blood to their Hindu neighbours wounded in the Mumbai train bombings, in a rare show of harmony in a city with a long history of rioting between the two communities. 'We don't care whether it's a Hindu or a Muslim who gets our blood as long as we can save them,' said Abdul...

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East Bay Hindus Hold Prayers, Raise Money for Mumbai Bombing Victims

July 12, 2006

Source: The Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15025764.htm

On July 12, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "As officials in Bombay sifted through rubble to find answers in the wake of Tuesday's deadly train bombings, friends, relatives and sympathetic Hindus on the other side of the globe took time out to pray for the victims and raise money to help the survivors. Incense and sonorous...

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