Hinduism

Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

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Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On March 24, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation today joined numerous faith-based groups in urging President George W. Bush and elected leaders in congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with American...

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Over 1,000 People Attend Phagwah Festival in Miami

March 23, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/miami-dade/cities_neighborhoods/kendall/14155518.htm

On March 23, 2006 The Miami Herald reported, "Although it would be hard to tell in South Florida, the spring season just recently arrived. On Sunday, many people took this as a cause for celebration, congregating in Larry and Penny Thompson Park for...

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Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

March 23, 2006

Source: Athens News

http://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=23845

On March 23, 2006 the Athens News reported, "Tim Pappa, 23, an Ohio University graduate student in the Southeast Asia Studies Department, is in Indonesia researching communication of progressive Islamic ideas among Islamic boarding school communities. He is filing a series of dispatches about his experiences for The NEWS. He writes, '[Marzuki] Rais [the Islam...

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First Hindu Chaplain Appointed to Australian University

March 18, 2006

Source: Hindu Society of South Australia Newsletter

On March 18, 2006 the Hindu Society of South Australia Newsletter reported, "Carl Vadivella Belle, Vice President of the Hindu Society of South Australia, has been appointed Hindu Chaplain at Flinders University, where he will officiate along with chaplains from other communities within the Flinders University Religious Centre. This appointment is believed to be the first of a Hindu Chaplain to any university in Australia, and may be a forerunner of other such appointments. It represents growing official...

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After Letter, Prof Gets Hate E-mail

March 14, 2006

Author: LULU ZHOU

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=512081

Harvard’s only tenured Sanskrit professor, Michael E. J. Witzel, received e-mails labelling him a “bastard” and calling for his death after he entered a debate over the portrayal of Hinduism in California textbooks earlier this year.

In November, Witzel, the Wales professor of Sanskrit, was notified about edits submitted by the...

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California Parents’ Organization Files Lawsuit in Textbook Controversy Case

March 14, 2006

Source: CAPEEM Press Release

http://www.capeem.org/capeem1_files/page0003.htm

On March 14, 2006 a California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials Press Release reported, "[CAPEEM] has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California against the California State Board of Education and the California Department of Education. The complaint is about Hindus and children's civil rights, derogatory portrayal of Hinduism...

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Hindu Temple Burns Down in Orange County, Caused by Electrical Problem

March 13, 2006

Source: WFTV.com

http://www.wftv.com/news/7962923/detail.html

On March 13, 2006 WFTV.com reported, "State investigators said they believe an electrical problem sparked a fire at a Hindu temple in Orange County. It's still standing, but on the inside the damage is extensive. Worshippers hope to return Sunday to salvage what they can and clean up... For nearly two decades, the Shanti Mandir on 31st Street has sat in the center of a growing Hindu community. It's name, Shanti,...

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Hindu Temple Opens in Plano

March 12, 2006

Source: The Courier-Gazette

http://www.courier-gazette.com/articles/2006/03/12/news/news03.txt

On March 12, 2006 The Courier-Gazette reported, "Just months after a prayer meeting got the ball rolling early last summer, a new Hindu temple will be established in Plano this week. The final steps in the installation of the deity will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Sri Ganesha Temple at 910 W. Plano Parkway... After some research, it was...

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Hindus in Daytona Beach to Build New Temple

March 11, 2006

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Lifestyle/Headlines/lifeREL01031106.htm

On March 11, 2006 Daytona Beach News-Journal reported, "Suryakant 'Sam' Patel watched coverage of President Bush's visit to India on a satellite television behind the reception counter at his Ocean Holiday Motel. Besides keeping in touch with his homeland, Patel wants to bring a fixture of his native...

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Incumbent Trustees of the Hindu Temple Society Elected to Board

March 10, 2006

Source: The Becket Fund

http://www.becketfund.org/index.php/article/483.html?PHPSESSID=2ebf7d7598c73b228a5068d4f8e66d4d

On March 10, 2006 The Becket Fund reported, "In a resounding victory for the Hindu Temple Society of Queens, New York, all of the candidates representing the incumbent Temple Trustees won election to the Board. Justice Golia of the New York Supreme Court announced the results at a hearing today in Queens....

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Hindu Group Formed at DC Military Center

March 10, 2006

Source: DCmilitary.com

http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/beam/11_19/local_news/40114-1.html

On March 10, 2006 DCmilitary.com reported, "On Friday afternoons around lunchtime, a small group gathers in the Bolling Chapel Center to discuss one of the oldest religions in the world - Hinduism. While there isn't a Hindu chaplain in the Air Force, the group fills the void with guest speakers, discussions about the religion, vegetarian cooking lessons and,...

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