Hinduism

Press Release: “Hindu Americans Laud USCIRF for Support of Afghan Hindu Refugees"

December 22, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On December 22, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) lauded the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) last week for bringing attention to the plight of Afghan Hindu refugees to be immediately and involuntarily deported from Germany to Afghanistan. Similar...

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Law Requiring English Test for Hindu Priests Abandoned

December 19, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/legislation.asp

On December 19, 2005 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "'Minister, Thank you very much!' was the sentiment expressed by Anil Bhanot, the General Secretary of Hindu Council UK, to the Immigration Minister, Tony McNulty MP, after the Minister explained his review and proposals on the Ministers of Religion Legislation. Tony McNulty explained a number of issues in the overall package,...

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"Parzania" Film on Gujarat Riots Focuses on Connection Between Parsi Family and American Student

December 16, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://inhome.rediff.com/movies/2005/dec/16par.htm

On December 16, 2005 Rediff ran a review of a forthcoming film, "Parzania," on the 2002 Gujarat riots in India. The reviewer writes, "Based on a true story, Parzania revolves around a Parsi family in Ahmedabad... Allan Webbings (Corin Nemec) is a disillusioned American, comfortably late with his dissertation and not giving a damn about most things... Fascinated by an neighbour's Gandhian preachings (an old...

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Hindu Celebration at Temple Turns into Massacre

December 16, 2005

Source: The News International

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2005-daily/16-12-2005/world/w2.htm

On December 16, 2005 The News International reported, "The small shrine to the Hindu goddess Devi was splattered with human blood on Thursday after a soldier went on an apparently drunken shooting rampage, killing 11 people and then himself. Fires still smouldered around the temple against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains in the village of Nagarkot, where...

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Update: Ashland Hindu Temple Plans Updated to Meet Neighbors’ Concerns

December 15, 2005

Source: Ashland Tab

http://www2.townonline.com/ashland/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=388314

On December 15, 2005 the Ashland Tab reported, "Ashland officials at one of the largest Hindu temples in New England told the Planning Board they are updating construction plans to meet neighbors’ concerns about parking, fencing, lighting and stormwater drainage. Sri Lakshmi temple officials and their engineers met with neighbors Dec. 1 to talk...

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Opening of New Hindu Temple in South Florida Brings 1,000 Worshippers

December 12, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-chindu12dec12,0,7881837.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

On December 12, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "Worshippers walked barefoot toward the temple. Religious leaders chanted mantras in the sun. Sacred flowers floated in the air... For local Hindus, Sunday marked a historical event as people of all ages watched nine sculptured images of gods...

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Russian Orthodox Archbishop Calls Lord Krishna "Evil Demon"

December 9, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK press release

On December 9, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "Hindus all over the world have expressed outrage and anger after a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Nikon called the Hindu God, Lord Krishna an 'evil demon' around the time of Indian Prime Minister's state visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Putin. In a letter to the Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, wired by Interfax news agency on November 30, Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Nikon called Lord Krishna 'an evil demon, the...

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/pageloader.php?file=2005/12/09/topstories/main4

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan...

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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

http://www.bgnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/12/06/4396eb369d239

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According...

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Hindus Pleased with Portrayal on the BBC

December 5, 2005

Source: Vivekananda Centre UK

On December 5, 2005 the Vivekananda Centre UK issued at statement that reported, "We are happy with the way the BBC is beginning to portray Hinduism. For example, in its introduction to Hinduism on its Religion-Online website until last week it introduced Hinduism in this negative manner: 'It is not a single unified religion and has no founder, single teacher, nor prophets. Hindus believe in a universal soul or God called Brahman.' We requested the BBC to alter this introduction and they heeded our advice. The introduction now...

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California Curriculum Commission Accepts Most Hindu Changes to Textbook

December 4, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/12/4.shtml#1

On December 4, 2005 Hindu Press International reported, "California Hindus breathed a sigh of relief after the December 2 meeting of the State Board of Education Curriculum Commission. The Vedic Foundation and Hindu Education Foundation worked for months through the California Department of Education (CDE) procedures suggesting improvements for the sections of California textbooks that...

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Hindu American Foundation Writes Letter to California Board of Education Over Textbook Dispute

December 2, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/press_releases/

On December 2, 2005 Suhag Shukla, Legal Counsel for Hinduism Today, wrote a letter to Dr. Norma Baker of the California Board of Education. The following is an excerpt of that letter: "[The Hindu American] Foundation has substantial representation in the State of California and has thus been monitoring closely the 2005 History-Social Science Primary Textbook Adoption process. The Foundation is gravely...

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