Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Expresses Outrage Over Mumbai Train Bombings

July 11, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On July 11, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed horror and outrage over coordinated terrorist attacks on commuter trains in Mumbai, India early today. Synchronized bombings on at least seven different suburban trains killed nearly 200 people and injured...

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Research Reveals that British Hindus Feel Excluded from Anti-Racism Efforts

July 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5166408.stm

On July 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "Hindus in the UK feel not enough effort is being made to include them in anti-racist initiatives, a report from the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) says. About 800 Hindus were surveyed for what the HFB says is the first targeted research project on the community. The government-sponsored report is due to be launched on Tuesday by Secretary of State for Communities Ruth Kelly....

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Update: More Hindu Temples Destroyed

July 11, 2006

Source: Asia Times

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HG11Ae01.html

On July 11, 2006 the Asia Times reported, "Police in riot gear and shouting through megaphones recently arrived to move out devotees and pave the way for demolition of a Hindu temple on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, which local ethnic Indians say has stood in the area for more than three generations. A group of angry worshippers who refused to obey orders were doused with water cannons...

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Government Spends $30 Million on Hindu Temple Restoration

July 11, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1725370.cms

On July 11, 2006 The Times of India reported, "This is perhaps for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the government is spending close to $30 million for the restoration of a Hindu temple. India is believed to have chipped in $3 million for the project. The three-phase restoration work of the Katas Raj temple complex is being carried out in collaboration with the...

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Tanenbaum Center Aids Police Understanding of Religious Customs

July 10, 2006

Source: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

http://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/diversity/police.aspx

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding reported, "In the course of our cutting-edge work in religious diversity and the workplace, the Tanenbaum Center has identified industries in which religious issues are often central to outcomes.

In law enforcement, for example, it is critical for police officers responsible for community...

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International Hindu Groups Protest Destruction of Temples in Malaysia

July 10, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/14.shtml#1

On July 10, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "At least three groups overseas have attempted to convey their concern to the Malaysian government about the spate of Hindu temple demolitions of late. The Agni Foundation, representing the Dutch Hindu Community, held a meeting on May 19 with Malaysia's Ambassador to Holland Noor Farida Ariffin to discuss the issue. In a report made available to...

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Update: Two Men Plead Guilty to Vandalism of Maple Grove Hindu Temple

July 10, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/15008651.htm

On July 10, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Two men pleaded guilty Monday to vandalizing a Hindu temple under construction in Maple Grove.

Tyler William Tuomie, 19, of Andover, and Paul Gus Spakousky, 20, of Maple Grove, each pleaded guilty to first-degree damage to property, admitting they caused the damage to the temple in April, according to Hennepin County...

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Hindu Hardliners Riot in Mumbai After Vandalism

July 9, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5163288.stm

On July 9, 2006 BBC News reported, "Police in India's Maharashtra state are on high alert following sporadic incidents of violence in the capital, Mumbai (Bombay), the authorities say. Tensions are running high after a statue of the late wife of right-wing Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray was found to have been vandalised. Shiv Sena followers went on the rampage in some parts of the city. Some political...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Bakersfield

July 9, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.chinmayabakersfield.org

On July 9, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Chinmaya Mission Worldwide celebrated another milestone on July 9, 2006 with the opening of Chinmaya Mission Bakersfield. It now has 243 mission centers around the globe. The mission activities were originally started in India in 1951 by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. After attaining his Mahasamadhi in 1993, the mission has been carried forward by Gurudev...

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Largest Hindu Temple in Europe Set to Open in August

July 8, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/8.shtml#1

On July 8, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Europe's largest Hindu temple, near Birmingham, is set to open in August with great fanfare and elaborate rituals performed by priests especially brought from India. The US$12 million temple, funded in part by a grant from the Millennium Fund, stands on 12.5 acres of former waste land. In 1992, the then Black Country Development Corporation made the site...

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Scottsdale Hindus to Celebrate Ratha-Yatra Festival

July 8, 2006

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=69267

On July 8, 2006 the East Valley Tribune reported, "One of the oldest spiritual ceremonies will be celebrated this weekend by millions of people on the east coast of India, and also by a few hundred in Scottsdale. The annual Ratha-yatra Festival, also known as the festival of chariots, will be celebrated through worship and prayer at 7 p.m. today at the Hindu Temple of Arizona. It will...

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Church-Supported Youth Camp Celebrates Country's Religious Diversity

July 8, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2257

On July 8, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Young people from all over India prayed, worked and danced together for five days recently, celebrating India's cultural and religious diversity. The 350 participants, aged 13-35, came from 22 of the country's 28 states and belonged to the various major religions in India. Fifty-nine of them were females. S.N. Subbarao, a noted peace...

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Trinidad Set to Air First Hindu Radio Station

July 6, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/8.shtml#3

On July 6, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "It will not air chutney, soca or calypso, just Hinduism and Indian culture. Several years of continuous legal battles in the several levels of in the Trinidad and Tobago justice system are over. It will be the first radio facility promoting Hinduism in the Caribbean. There are over 300,000 Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago. The British Privy Council has ordered...

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Polarization on the Rise Between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat

July 5, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0705/p07s02-wosc.html

On July 5, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "With shackled feet and closed eyes, pilgrims walk toward the tomb of Pir Imam Shah Bawa, a Sufi saint. If the shackles disentangle on their own as the devotees take their first few steps, the faithful here - Hindus and Muslims alike - believe their prayers will come true... Eager to slough off the shrine's Muslim identity...

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