Hinduism

Pluralism Project Film Acting on Faith Screened at Glastonbury Abbey

January 12, 2006

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=407805

On January 12, 2006 The Hingham Journal reported, "Glastonbury Abbey's Inter-Religious Lecture Series, 'Listening to Other Voices: Religion and the World We Live In,' continues Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Glastonbury Conference Center... The program features 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary...

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Hindus, Sikhs Demand Funeral Pyres in Britain

January 11, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: IANS

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060111/43/61y6q.html

On January 11, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "An organisation here plans to petition the European Court of Human Rights to ensure that dead bodies of Hindus and Sikhs are cremated on traditional funeral pyres instead of in electric crematoriums. Britain has a large minority of Hindus and Sikhs, but arrangements for the deceased within the...

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Coalition of Indian-Americans Object to "Hindu Supremacist" Changes to California Curriculum

January 10, 2006

Source: San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center/Friends of South Asia

http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1795025.php

On January 10, 2006 a Friends of South Asia Press Release stated, "A coalition of American groups representing the immigrant communities from the Indian subcontinent, led by Friends of South Asia (FOSA), have taken strong [issue with] numerous misrepresentations of India’s ancient history and of Hinduism recently put forward by the Vedic...

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Opinion: "Textbooks and Hinduism -- Why Accuracy Matters"

January 10, 2006

Source: New America Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=40201e50a88ae6ca289796f9e5d1396f

On January 10, 2006 New America Media ran an opinion piece by Viji Sundaram, a reporter for the weekly U.S. based Indian newspaper, India-West. "Earlier this month, the arm of California's Board of Education that decides what will and won't go into the history textbooks of millions of students [California...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Update: California Board of Education Meets to Discuss Proposed Textbook Changes

January 8, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

On January 8, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "California State Board of Education members and staff conducted a special, closed-door meeting on January 6 to revisit the Hindu requests [proposed by two Hindu groups, the Hindu Education Foundation and the Vedic Foundation] for changes in the 6th grade social studies books currently proposed for adoption by the State... In the all-day meeting, the group went over every one of the disputed edits. At the beginning, the ground rules were set in such a way by the Board...

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Hotline Set Up to Aid British Hindu Victims of Hate Crimes

January 4, 2006

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article336392.ece

On January 4, 2006 The Independent reported, "A rising number of Hindus are the victims of hate crimes, partly as a backlash from the London suicide bombings, Britain's largest Hindu organisation has said.

A telephone hotline to report attacks is being set up to help the 700,000 Hindus in this country.

Ramesh Kallidai, secretary general of the Hindu Forum of...

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Op/Ed: "Saffron School Texts for California: A Matter of Concern For Us"

January 1, 2006

Source: People's Democracy

http://pd.cpim.org/2006/0101/01012006_nalini.htm

On January 1, 2006 People's Democracy ran an opinion piece by Nalini Taneja on recent changes to the portrayal of Hinduism in California textbooks. Taneja writes, "The kinds of debates over history textbooks we are familiar with in India are now raging in the California state of the US. The RSS linked organisations in the US have been trying to get school textbooks for young children saffronised in...

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Bloomberg Hosts Annual Interfaith Breakfast

January 1, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2457/section/ny.mayor.hosts.annual.interfaith.breakfast.looks.for.spiritual.guidance.in.2006/1.htm

On January 1, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "Leaders from different faiths including Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism attended the Fifth Annual Interfaith Breakfast hosted by Mayor...

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Eastern Connecticut Experiencing Immigration Boom

January 1, 2006

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060101/NEWS01/601010303/1002

On January 1, 2006 the Norwich Bulletin reported, "[Connecticut's] casino-fueled immigration surge, widely acknowledged in the city as the largest increase since at least World War II, isn't expected to slow in the coming year. Business expansion, including a $700 million addition at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and the...

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Court Rejects Hindu Widow’s Claim to Husband’s Body, Saying He Converted to Islam

December 29, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/12/29/2003286489

On December 29, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An ethnic Indian Malaysian was buried with Islamic rites yesterday after his Hindu widow lost a court battle over his religious identity, in a sensational case that has the potential to blow into a racial firestorm. The High Court ruled in favor of the Islamic...

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Brits to Take Up Hindu Case in Russia

December 29, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5983_1585322,00430005.htm

On December 29, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "The campaign against the alleged harassment of Hindus in Russia by the Orthodox Church and the Mayor of Moscow is getting more intense in Britain.

Ashok Kumar, MP is launching the 'Defend Russian Hindus Campaign' at the House of Commons in January.

There was umbrage here when it was learnt that Archbishop...

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