Hinduism

City Hall Comes Out Against Anti-Bias Bill in New York

November 18, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/366805p-312237c.html

On November 18, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "City Hall came out yesterday against a bill to protect city uniformed workers from being fired for wearing turbans or other religious garb. While it covers all religious groups, the City Council bill has special significance to Sikh men who grow distinctive beards and wear turbans as part of their religious...

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Religious Organizations Pledge Cooperation on UN Millennium Development Goals

November 17, 2005

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122362/1/

On November 17, 2005 OneWorld South Asia reported, "Over twenty organizations representing different faiths - including Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Diocese of Agra and Church of North India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, World Vision India, Bharat Sokagakkai, Bahai National Spiritual...

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Stanford Panel Addresses Bias Against Hindus and Jews on College Campuses

November 17, 2005

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=18672&repository=0001_article

On November 17, 2005 The Stanford Daily reported, "Religious Studies Prof. Arnold Eisen and University of Hawaii Prof. Ramdas Lamb were keynote speakers at yesterday’s University panel aimed at promoting dialogue between Jewish and Hindu communities on college campuses. 'This is the first time in my 20 years at Stanford that I’ve...

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Minority Religions Weigh in on Textbook Edits

November 17, 2005

Source: Jewish Times

http://www.jewishtimes.com/News/5186.stm

On November 17, 2005 the Jewish Times reported, "Sixth-graders in America's most populous state will soon learn that Romans, not Jews, crucified Jesus. The lesson could have been different had some of the textbooks approved by California this week gone through in their proposed form. But when the California State Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt new social studies textbooks for elementary and middle school...

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Religious Hate Crimes Have Increased in Glasgow Since 9/11

November 16, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2251252005

On November 16, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious hate crimes have increased in Scotland's biggest city since the Twin Towers terrorist attacks, a report has said.

The 9/11 outrage marked a turning point in Glasgow when racial intolerance and abuse turned into more religiously-motivated attacks.

People wearing distinctive religious clothing or symbols were a particular target...

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Students Speak of Spiritual Journeys at Dartmouth Multifaith Council Event

November 16, 2005

Source: The Dartmouth

http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2005111601050

On November 16, 2005 The Dartmouth reported, "A multifaith panel of Dartmouth students discussed their religious experiences at the College in front of a packed audience Tuesday night in Collis Commonground. The event, entitled 'Voices of Faith,' was organized by the Student Multifaith Council and sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Tucker Foundation and the...

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US Government Expresses Concern Over Hindu Temple Attacks in Fiji

November 15, 2005

Source: ABC Radio Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/ra/pacbeat/stories/s1507045.htm

On November 15, 2005 ABC Radio Australia reported, "Continuing desecration of Hindu temples in Fiji have been highlighted in an American government report. The US State Department's annual report on worldwide religious freedom says generally the situation in the Pacific is good, with almost all countries allowing freedom of worship. But the new US Ambassador to Fiji, Larry Dinger, says...

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Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Chaplains Welcomed to Armed Services

November 15, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2246822005

On November 15, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The first Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains to be appointed by the British Armed Forces have been officially welcomed to their roles by Defence Secretary John Reid. The four will give spiritual, moral and pastoral support to service men and women and their dependants. They are classed as civil servants and employed on fixed-term contracts, for an...

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Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Leaders Join Christians in Condemning Attacks on Churches

November 15, 2005

Source: WorldNetDaily/Assist News Service

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47404

On November 15, 2005 Assist News Service reported, "Christian schools throughout Pakistan will go on strike Nov. 17 to protest the attacks on Christians in Sangla Hill, Punjab, this past weekend. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, or CSW, says Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders have joined church leaders in condemning the outbreak of violence, and the All Pakistan...

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Hindu Extremists Attack Church, Minister in Himachal Pradesh

November 15, 2005

Source: Crosswalk.com/Compass

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1363480.html

On November 15, 2005 Compass reported, "Hindu extremists attacked 62-year-old Pastor Feroz Masih in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on November 4, accusing him of 'forcibly converting' Hindus and severely beating him.

The attackers then forced Masih to sign a document saying he was willing to participate in a ceremony planned for Sunday (November 20), in which all 60 members of his...

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Harvard Interfaith Group Urges Dialogue, Action

November 14, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=509865

On November 14, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "A revitalized Harvard Interfaith Council (HIC) met for the first time this year on Thursday, drawing about 100 people to discuss religion over chocolate fondue. Among the crowd were guest speakers Dean of the College Benedict H. Gross ’71 and Dean of Harvard Divinity School William A. Graham, as well as leaders of the Harvard Baha...

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Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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Update: First Hindu School to Provide Equal Opportunity to Hindu Families

November 10, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/schools/article325896.ece

On November 10, 2005 The Independent reported, "[T]he first ever Hindu state school in the country... will be built in Harrow, on the north-western fringe of London, which has by far the biggest concentration of Hindus in the United Kingdom. More than 20 per cent of Harrow's population are followers of the religion that has its roots in India. That means that there are 40,000...

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Representative of Nine Religions Attend Baha’i Peace Event in Dar Es Salaam

November 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=398

On November 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Representatives of nine religious communities offered prayers on the International Day of Peace at a gathering organized by the Baha'i community of Tanzania. 'This is an historic day,' said keynote speaker, United Nations representative Eshila Maravanyika. Ms. Maravanyika expressed her delight at witnessing representatives of the various...

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