Hinduism

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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Minnesota Hindu Temple Vandalized, Now Under Investigation

April 8, 2006

Source: WCCO

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_098083452.html

On April 8, 2006 WCCO reported, "After years of planning, the new Hindu Temple in Maple Grove, Minn. was on track to open in June. But after Wednesday night, the building is a mess and leaders are asking why someone wanted to damage their future place of worship.

Someone broke into the building on Wednesday and started bashing in the walls, smashing windows, and destroying hand-crafted...

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Hindu American Foundation Appoints Executive Director

April 6, 2006

Source: HAF

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

On April 6, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Board of Directors retained Ms. Ishani Chowdhury of Washington D.C. as its first full-time Executive Director last week. Leaving her previous employment as a Lead Project Manager at a Washington, D.C. based software firm, Chowdhury takes over...

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“Hindu Epic Has Lessons for All” by V.V. Raman

April 6, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/14273549.htm

On April 6, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an opinion piece by V.V. Raman, an emeritus professor of physics and humanities at Rochester University and a senior fellow at the Metanexus Institute in Philadelphia. Raman writes, "This week, about 800 million Hindus have been celebrating a joyous event that in their tradition symbolizes the victory of good over...

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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19324

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India,...

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Bay Area Hindus Perform Sanctifying Ritual for Additions to Temple

April 2, 2006

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3665529

On April 2, 2006 The Daily Review reported, "On Saturday morning, behind the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, a group of Hindu Brahmins perform sacred purifying rituals by lighting a sacrificial fire and placing objects such as fruit, honey and wood into it to ward off evil spirits. It is all part of a weekend ceremony to sanctify the new additions to the Hindu Temple, also...

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Government Study Finds Hindus Best Money Managers

April 1, 2006

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1021495

On April 1, 2006 DNA India reported, "Hindus are the best managers of their personal finances and are closely followed by Sikhs says an official government study looking into the financial capabilities of households in Britain. The largest ever survey of consumer attitudes to money in Britain threw up the unexpected results and puzzled researchers. The study was carried out by Personal Finance Research...

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Second-Generation Hindus Are "Torn Between Worlds"

April 1, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=412753

On April 1, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Before Anand Adavi and Vijaya Adavi journeyed to the Hindu temple for prayers and fellowship, they took part in another ritual.

Their son, Pranav Anand, a precocious 7-year-old with deep brown eyes and a toothy grin, dallied on his PlayStation and lobbied to stay in the family's New Berlin home and away from the...

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New Shiva Temple to be Built in Georgia

April 1, 2006

Source: News Today

http://newstodaynet.com/01apr/rf2.htm

On April 1, 2006 News Today reported, "'The gopuram (tower) of the Shiva temple, currently under construction in 9.5 acres of land at Nor Cross Bruke Hallow Parkway, Georgia, will resemble an elephant lying down. 'This is something new,' said S. V. Muthu, director of the Hindu temple of Georgia. Briefing the press [in India] recently, he said... this temple would be the world's first Shiva temple with 108 urchava...

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Rural Madrassa Offers Only Option to Some Hindu Students

March 31, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4829140.stm

On March 31, 2006 BBC News reported, "Narapatipara High Madrassa in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is a double storied brick building with a large playground. It is surrounded by paddy fields and hectares of green farmland. Its 320 pupils, many of them tribal children and first generation learners, come from the surrounding, largely poor, district of Nadia. The girls outnumber boys...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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Bus Tour Highlights Chicago's Religious Diversity

March 30, 2006

Source: The Star

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/30-sp9.htm

On March 30, 2006 The Star reported, "Historical landmarks, life-size biblical murals and a temple styled from the first century B.C. Kalinga dynasty — and all right here in the South Suburbs. They were among the highlights of 'Steeples, Temples, Domes and Shrines,' a recent bus tour of religious sites that served as the 19th annual South Suburban Cultural History Conference sponsored by...

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Sikh Families Receive Checks as Compensation for 1984 Riots

March 30, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060331/asp/jamshedpur/story_6038144.asp

On March 30, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "Parminder Kaur of Mango was inconsolable while receiving a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakh from East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Nitin Madan Kulkarni, as part of the compensation to the victims of the 1984 Sikh riots. In 1984, when the Sikh riots hit the country, Parminder’s father, Raghubir Singh, was stabbed and...

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