Hinduism

Judge Troubled by California Board of Education Handling of Hindu Textbook Case

April 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On April 24, 2006 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "A motion for preliminary injunction filed by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) against the California State Board of Education (SBE) to stop the printing and distribution of several textbooks containing distortions and an unbalanced presentation of Hinduism was...

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Rochester Second-Generation Hindus are at Home in Two Cultures

April 23, 2006

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060423/NEWS01/604230359/1002/NEWS

On April 23, 2006 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Kashika Sahay is 17, a senior at Fairport High School who was born in this country to Indian parents. She is Indian, but she is American as well. She can be at home in a sari — the traditional Indian dress — and at home...

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Hindu Temple in Troy Set to Expand

April 20, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060420/NEWS03/604200529/1005

On April 20, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "If the plans of the Bharatiya Temple come to fruition, the skyline in a little corner of Troy will be punctuated by the unmistakable steeples of a Hindu house of worship. Members plan to more than double the size of the current temple with a $9-million addition designed in the style of...

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Student Leaving Hindu-Sponsored Dance at Harvard Reports Racial Slurs

April 18, 2006

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=512817

On April 18, 2006 The Harvard Crimson reported, "In an incident that has sparked concern among Hindu students on campus, a Harvard undergraduate said she was grabbed by the shoulders and called racial slurs late Saturday night after leaving a dance sponsored by Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu Students Association.

In an interview last night, the student said she left the dance�held in...

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Four Cities to Launch Muslim Newspaper

April 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/04/17/muslim-paper060517.html

On April 17, 2006 CBC News reported, "The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada plans to publish a new national newspaper in four cities on Tuesday, spurred in part by the controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslim Free Press was officially launched in a ceremony in Toronto on Saturday. It will be distributed in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary...

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Kansas City Hindus Expand Temple and Cultural Center

April 16, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.htccofkc.org/

On April 16, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "It all started almost fourteen years ago in the summer of 1982 when 150 Hindu families gathered together to plan a temple and cultural center. The bulletin from the temple explains, 'The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center (HTCC) is involved in many religious activities that focus on preserving and spreading the Hindu Dharma. This is done through the regular worship services performed by...

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600 People Attend Forum at Hindu Temple After Vandalization

April 14, 2006

Source: kare11.com

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=123097

On April 14, 2006 the reported, "Leaders at a Hindu Temple in Maple Grove hope the future will be better than the last week.

The temple needs extensive repairs after vandals armed with bats damaged the building and the hand carved religious figures and other items inside.

An estimated 600 people attended a forum Thursday to discuss the issue, with many...

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Hindu American Foundation Applauds Dalits Building Temple in Orissa

April 14, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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

On April 14, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) today applauded the recent construction of a temple by members of the Scheduled Caste (Dalit) community in Chauriberhampur village in the state of Orissa, India. The Hadi community built the temple in response to the...

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Hinduism Award Ceremony Hosted at Brent Town Hall

April 13, 2006

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/Haward.asp

On April 13, 2006 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "On the evening of 29th of March we celebrated [a] Hinduism award ceremony at Brent Town Hall. The candidates who had sat for examinations in Hinduism at GCSE and Advanced levels were awarded their certificates. Some of these candidates achieved the maximum 100 percent marks in Hinduism modules at Advanced level, a clear sign of academic...

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Sham Marriage Law Breaches Religious, Human Rights

April 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4894544.stm

On April 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Tough government rules to prevent sham marriages discriminate against immigrants, the High Court has ruled. In a significant defeat for the government, Mr Justice Silber said the rules were unreasonable and breached human rights... The rules, introduced in February 2005, mean people born outside the EU and some bordering European nations who have only six months' permission to be in...

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