Hinduism

Hindu Council Begins Food Distribution Program in Public Schools

February 27, 2006

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=35288

On February 27, 2006 the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reported, "The Hindu Council of Kenya has embarked on a school-feeding programme targeting public schools in drought-hit areas in the country. The programme that started two weeks ago in Kijiado, aims at retaining pupils in schools despite the ravaging famine in several parts of the country. Addressing recipients of part of the 300 tones of high...

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Plans for Hindu Shrine Abandoned After Opposition Launched Website and Letter-Writing Campaign

February 27, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060225/NEWS/602250302

On February 27, 2006 the Courier News reported, "An application to build a Hindu shrine in the borough has been withdrawn, days after it spawned an anonymous website and newsletter campaign opposing its construction... Lloyd Tubman, attorney for the Nori Foundation, which had proposed the shrine, confirmed Friday that the application was withdrawn because of...

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Maha Shivaratri Celebrated as Public Holiday

February 26, 2006

Source: Deccan Herald

http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/feb262006/finearts1311172006224.asp

On February 26, 2006 the Deccan Herald reported, "Abha Sharma travels to Mauritius and is lured by chants of ‘Bam bam bhole,’ as she discovers that Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with equal fervour in this foreign land. When the Shiva temples in India echo with the chaste chants of “Om Namo Shivaih” and ardent devotees make a...

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Hindu Group Offers Reward for Killing Artist Who Draws Obscene Hindu Deities

February 24, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060224-023529-6738r

On February 24, 2006 United Press International reported, "An Indian Hindu group is offering a reward to anyone who beheads artist M.F. Hussain, who likes to produce obscene paintings of Hindu deities. The Hindu Personal Law Board said Hussain is as guilty of demeaning Hindu deities as a Danish cartoonist was when he drew cartoons portraying the...

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Sai Mandir, a Shrine to Sai Baba, to be Established as Pilgrimage Site

February 23, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/NEWS/602230302

On February 23, 2006 Courier News reported, "To some, Millstone Borough may see like an unlikely destination for worshippers of a 19th century Indian saint... With less than 500 residents and smaller than a square mile, the government still largely operates with citizen volunteers, often working from their homes, and by sharing or contracting services with...

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Faith Schools to Educate About Other Religions

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053482,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "Faith schools are to be instructed to teach pupils about other religions besides their own. Leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths have signed a joint statement backing the teaching of an awareness of the 'tenets' of other faiths in schools. The declaration, made jointly with the Department for...

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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18787

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by...

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Hindu Forum Protests Film’s Portrayal of Lord Shiva and Whisky Ad Featuring Goddess Durga

February 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4735198.stm

On February 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "A French comedy film showing the Hindu god Lord Shiva being torn up has drawn criticism from a UK Hindu group. Ramesh Kallidai of the Hindu Forum of Britain said Les Bronzes 3: Amis Pour La Vie showed a 'blatant denigration of Lord Shiva'. The film's distributor, Warner Brothers, was not available to comment. A Greek advertisement depicting Goddess Durga...

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Editorial: Council for Interfaith Harmony Holds First National Conference

February 21, 2006

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_25797.shtml

On February 21, 2006 The New Nation ran an editorial that commented, "The Council for Interfaith Harmony, Bangladesh held its first ever 'National Conference 2006' in the capital city last week when noted religious leaders and scholars of the four religious communities of the country highlighted the teachings of all the religions for maintaining harmony in the society as well as...

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Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Quakers in San Antonio Call for Education, Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA022106.03B.Islam_education.ceac6ee.html

On February 21, 2006 the Express-News reported, "The continuing controversy over cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers is not a clash of civilizations but 'a clash of the uncivilized,' a group of religious leaders declared here Monday in announcing a new Islam education campaign.

They...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Government Markets Religious Diversity to Attract "Spiritual Tourism"

February 20, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1630588,0011.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Malaysia is all set to cash in on its multi-ethnic culture by featuring several Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist houses of worship as the country's premier 'spiritual tourism' destinations. Tourism Minister Adnan Tengku Mansor also plans to showcase religious and cultural...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Sengkang, Partially Funded by Buddhists

February 19, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/193996/1/.html

On February 19, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "A Hindu temple, partly-funded by the Buddhist community, was officially opened in Sengkang on Sunday. The Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple is known for organising inter-faith activities including the joint SARS prayers, Vesak celebrations and the Divine Lights Procession for World...

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