Hinduism

Amartya Sen Critical of Britain’s Religious Identity Politics and "Plural Monoculturalism"

February 18, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1712446,00.html

On February 18, 2006 The Guardian reported, "Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen's... concerns have outgrown those of economics to dwell on questions of democracy and culture. In the light of the recent furores over Islam and multiculturalism, Sen has written a new book, Identity and Violence, to be published in this country in July, which will take a trenchantly critical look at...

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Faith Important in the Lives of Many Arizona Inmates

February 15, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0215prisonfaith0215.html

On February 15, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "Although religious services have long been a staple of prison life, officials across the nation are beginning to realize just how important faith can be in rehabilitating inmates... In Arizona, prison religious programs have grown to unprecedented levels in the past two years as...

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Hindu American Foundation Demands Fairness and Transparency in California Textbook Adoption Process

February 14, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On February 14, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), through its law firm, issued a letter to the California State Board of Education (SBE) last Thursday, February 9, 2006, demanding a fair and open process in the ongoing textbook adoption process. HAF became involved...

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Extremist Hindus and Muslims Protest Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/14/AR2006021400526.html

On February 14, 2006 Reuters reported, "Hardline Hindu groups and radical Muslims burned Valentine's Day greeting cards and held sporadic protests on Tuesday across India against celebrating the festival of love saying it was a Western import that spread immorality. Saint...

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Women's Multifaith Center in Orlando Provides Opportunity for Active Engagement

February 12, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-orreligion1206feb12,0,995971.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

On February 12, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "When it comes to promoting religious understanding, the Rev. Diana Reed Jackson believes that verbal dialogue alone falls short. Participation in a religious ritual or spiritual discipline is a more holistic...

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Hindu American Foundation Expresses Shock Over Church Burnings in Alabama

February 11, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On February 11, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "A series of suspected arson attacks on nine Baptist churches in Alabama has shocked the Hindu American community, reminding them of similar attacks on temples across the country. Over the past week, nine churches in central Alabama were set ablaze in two strings of attacks....

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Harvard Hosts Panel on Textbook Controversy

February 10, 2006

Source: Lokvani

http://www.lokvani.com/lokvani/article.php?article_id=3050

On February 10, 2006 Lokvani reported, "On Friday, Feb. 3rd, the Dharma Club, Harvard's Hindu students' organization, held a public forum to discuss the controversy over recent attempts to correct the presentation of Hinduism in textbooks in California. The forum featured presentations by two speakers. The first was Prof. Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard, who opposes...

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Man Who Survived 9/11 Attack Now President of New Jersey Hindu Temple, Plans Expansion

February 9, 2006

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060209/LIFE/602090434/1006

On February 9, 2006 the Asbury Park Press reported, "When United Airlines Flight 175 struck the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 Nandakumar Balija was in his Morgan Stanley office, just like he had been when terrorists attacked eight years earlier. 'I am alive because of the God I worship,' says Balija, 57, who was on the...

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Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Groups Deplore Cartoons and Violence

February 9, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/192425/1/.html

On February 9, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "Three religious bodies in Singapore have released a joint statement condemning the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed that appeared in the Danish and other media.

Jamiyah Singapore, Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the Hindu Endowments Board say they are 'shocked by the insensitive...

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Christians Concerned Hindu Festival in Gujarat May Turn Violent

February 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4690586.stm

On February 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of thousands of Hindu faithful are making their way towards the tribal-dominated Dangs district in the western Indian state of Gujarat for a newly-discovered pilgrimage. Many in the minority Christian community in the region are on tenterhooks. Some hardline Hindu groups, including the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad or...

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