Hinduism

Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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First State-Funded Hindu School Set to Open in London

October 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4334330.stm

On October 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The UK's first state-funded Hindu school will be opened in London, the government has announced. The Department for Education and Skills said it would give £9.8m to Harrow Council in north-west London, for the single faith school. The borough, which has the highest percentage of Hindus in the UK, hopes the school will be open by 2010. The I-...

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Community Makes Preparations for Hindu Temple Opening in Maple Grove

October 12, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5658943.html

On October 12, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "A new Hindu temple set to open next spring on what was once farmland in Maple Grove is a symbol of both a growing Hindu community and a changing city. The 42,000-square-foot temple... will serve a Minnesota Hindu community that temple organizers say has grown from 16,000 people two years ago to nearly 20,000 today. There are only 35 such traditional...

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North African City to Create "Route of Temples"

October 12, 2005

Source: Vocento/VMT

On October 12, 2005 Vocento/VMT reported, "The Vice Advisor of Tourism, Javier Mateo, announced that a 'Route of Temples' will be created in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa of just 20 square kilometers and 69,000 people. It will connect the temples of the four traditional cultures of the city, the mosques, synagogues, churches and the Hindu temple, to promote a new element of cultural tourism. Projects already exist to rehabilitate the holy places of the four religions. Thus, when Ramadan is finalized, the rehabilitation of...

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Police Launch Training Book on Religious Diversity

October 11, 2005

Source: New Zealand Police

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2146.php

On October 11, 2005 the New Zealand Police press release reported, "The Police Religious Diversity Book will be launched in Christchurch on Wednesay 12 October 2005. 'A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity' covers seven major religious faiths including Maori spirituality, Buddhist Faith, Christian Faith, Hindu Faith, Islamic Faith, Jewish Faith, and the Sikh Faith. The book provides...

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"Tough Measures" Taken to Protect Hindus during Durga Puja Festival

October 10, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DHA276885.htm

On October 10, 2005 Reuters reported, "Bangladesh has deployed over 200,000 police and other security forces to guard thousands of Hindu temples as the religious minority celebrates its biggest festival, Durga Puja, this week. The Puja began on Sunday and will run through Thursday when colourful clay idols of Goddess Durga will be immersed in rivers across the country. State Minister for Home...

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A Celebration of the "Female Side of Divinity" at the Hindu Temple of Greater Orlando

October 9, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/seminole/orl-sfestival0905oct09,0,7604825.story

On October 9, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "Hundreds of local Hindus with roots from all corners of India and across the world have been coming together at the Hindu Temple of Greater Orlando to celebrate the female side of divinity in a 10-day community festival of color, folk music, song, dance and worship....

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Lake City Hindu Temple Celebrates Navratri

October 8, 2005

Source: Henry Herald

http://www.henryherald.com/articles/2005/10/08/news/news4.txt

On October 8, 2005 the Henry Herald reported, "For Indians around the world the nights this week are filled with dancing and prayer. Now is the time for 'Navratri,' the Festival of Nine Nights, during which Hindus give special worship and thanks to the goddesses who provide the world with blessings. The festival began on Tuesday and continues until Oct. 15, said Dee Patel of...

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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival "Particularly Relevant" in Diverse Country

October 7, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200510071818.htm

On October 7, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Ganesh Chaturthi festival will be celebrated on a grand-scale in London for the first time on Sunday by the Hindu Culture and Heritage Society, UK. The celebration would be organised at the Vishwa Hindu Mandir in Southall with the support of numerous temples, Gurdwaras and many other...

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State Rejects History Textbook Due to Hindu and Jewish Complaints

October 7, 2005

Source: Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

http://www.jewishaz.com/issues/story.mv?051007+textbook

On October 7, 2005 the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reported, "In a surprise move, an advisory body to California's board of education rejected a sixth-grade history program that Hindu and Jewish groups blasted as biased, erroneous and culturally derogatory. During a two-day hearing last week before the state's curriculum development and supplemental materials...

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"Shopping for God:" Salt Lake Journalist Visits Area Religious Groups, Writes Reports for "Seeking"

October 6, 2005

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2005/feat_2005-10-06.cfm

On October 6, 2005 the Salt Lake City Weekly ran a feature article by Stephen Dark, a freelance writer. He provided readers with an overview of religious communities in and around Salt Lake City including Jewish, Quaker, Baptist, Mormon, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist centers. The following is part of the introduction to Dark's work: "Amidst the panoply of old and new religions,...

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Hindus, Sikhs Share Festival Celebrations

October 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1509725,00470002.htm

On October 5, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "With the onset of the nine-day Hindu festival period of Navratra, Kabul's ancient Hindu temples, steeped in fascinating folklore, are buzzing with a record number of devotees of all faiths. The focal attraction is Asamai temple at the foothills of Koh-i-Asamai, the...

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