Hinduism

Tri-City Sikhs Recall the Past

June 5, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3900683

On June 5, 2006 The Argus reported, "Jasdeep Singh couldn't help but laugh at the uproar over the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. 'We would have said that was nothing,' said Singh, who moved to Fremont in 1992, he said, after Indian authorities detained and tortured him three times because he is Sikh. Sikh nationalism, barely a blip on the international radar, was front and center Sunday...

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South Asian Community Expresses Solidarity After Hate Crime on Hindu Home

June 4, 2006

Source: The Tribune/UNI

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060605/world.htm#1

On June 4, 2006 the United News of India reported, "A large number of Indian-Americans have rallied around to support a Hindu family in Wayne in New Jersey which has allegedly become a victim of a new wave of hate crimes.

The house of the family, which reportedly started receiving a steady stream of hate mails since January, was vandalised last Saturday with spray paint and the...

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Coronation of Prince of Wales Should be Interfaith Event, Former Archbishop Says

June 4, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nchas04.xml

On June 4, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "The coronation of the Prince of Wales must be an 'interfaith' event, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has controversially claimed. Lord Carey believes that the next coronation needs 'very significant changes' so that it is 'inclusive' of other religions that have spread across Britain. His comments, which...

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Toledo Hindus Hold Special Ceremony to Purify Earth

June 3, 2006

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060603/NEWS10/60603020

On June 3, 2006 The Toledo Blade reported, "More than 100 families are planning to participate in a Hindu spiritual ceremony tomorrow designed to not only uplift the soul, but to purify the Earth as well. 'The Yagna, or worship ceremony, will not only disseminate the divine teachings of Indian Vedic culture but also help restore ecological balance...

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Update: Moscow City Government Pledges to Give Land for Krishna Temple

June 2, 2006

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2006/06/02/stories/2006060200551400.htm

On June 2, 2006 The Hindu reported, "The city government here will give land for a Krishna temple, ending a longstanding controversy over whether Hindus should have a place of worship in the Russian capital. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit said the [m]ayor of Moscow had assured her he would allot land. This promise was also registered in a [j]oint [s]tatement issued at the end of...

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Some Chicagoland Funeral Homes Work to Meet Needs of Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims

June 2, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0606020187jun02,1,6850176.story

On June 2, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "For decades, [Lakeview Funeral Home]... has catered to the Japanese-American community in Chicago. 'It's very comfortable,' [Calvin] Mashio said, adding that some funeral homes are uncomfortable offering a Buddhist service. He doesn't have to explain customs to the staff because they...

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Nepal's Move Toward Secularism Could Spawn Hindu Backlash

May 30, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0530/p04s01-wosc.html

On May 30, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The May 18 declaration by Nepal's parliament ending the country's distinction as the world's only Hindu state was one of the several hard decisions taken by the new government to coax Maoist rebels to join in a peaceful political process. But the move has bred new conflict with the country's Hindu majority.

Hindu...

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Indonesian President Visits Hindu Temple After Earthquake

May 30, 2006

Author: Staff Writer

Source: HindustanTimes.com

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1708936,00050004.htm

On May 30, 2006 the Agence France Presse reported, "Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday visited earthquake survivors camping out near the damaged Prambanan Hindu temple complex, local media reported.

At the temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage...

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Boston Hindu Heritage Day a Success

May 30, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/2.shtml#4

On May 30, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Saturday, May 13, was declared a day of Hindu Heritage by the Governor of Massachusetts. Over 1,350 people attended the tenth anniversary celebration mela made auspicious by life-giving rain, a record assembly for Hindu Heritage Day, and second largest gathering of people of Indian origin to take place in the Boston area to date. The auditorium of 1,100...

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Hindu Student Council Hosts 16th Annual Summer Camp

May 30, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/21.shtml#3

On May 30, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "Memorial Day weekend for Hindu Student Council attendees proved to be both inspiring and informative for the 16th year in a row. This year's theme of 'Unity' attracted university students and professionals from all over the U.S. The press release explains the focus of this year's camp, 'Yoga and meditation every morning set the initial tone of tranquility...

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Opinion: "Indonesia's City of Soul Mourns" by Irfan Yusuf

May 30, 2006

Source: alt.muslim

http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=P1718_0_24_0

On May 30, 2006 alt.muslim published a piece by Irfan Yusuf, a lawyer, writer and occasional lecturer based in Sydney, Australia: "If you wish to discover the real spirit of Indonesia, you need to look beyond the beaches and nightclubs of Bali. You also have to look beyond the traffic jams of Jakarta or the art deco conference halls of Bandung. Indonesia's real cultural and spiritual heart is Jogja....

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Buddhist Temple Survived Earthquake, Hindu Site Damaged

May 29, 2006

Source: ANTARA News

http://www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=13430

On May 29, 2006 ANTARA News reported, "Indonesia's Prambanan compound of Hindu temples was damaged in the earthquake that rocked Java, but the nearby Borobudur Buddhist temple complex was left unscathed, witnesses said Sunday.

Saturday's quake toppled intricately carved columns and dislodged numerous massive concrete blocks at Prambanan, a spectacular Hindu temple built in the ninth and 10th century, an...

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Hindu American Foundation Applauds Tamil Nadu Anti-Caste Order

May 29, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On May 29, 2006 Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the a order of the government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu allowing all Hindus with the required training and qualification to become archakas (priests) in temples regardless of caste. At present, only persons belonging...

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Nepal Hindus in Secular Protest

May 25, 2006

Author: Charles Haviland

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5015456.stm

Thousands of people in southern Nepal have been protesting against a parliamentary decision to declare Nepal a secular, rather than a Hindu kingdom.

The mainly Hindu protestors in the southern town of Birgunj have declared a general strike in their area.

Eyewitnesses in Birgunj say the town has been closed down by an alliance of local Hindu...

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