Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Participates in Religious Newswriter Meeting

October 3, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_newswriter_meeting.html

On October 3, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "Members of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) interacted with several prominent journalists at the annual Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) meeting held in Miami Beach, Florida on September 29, 2005... '...

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Hurricane Evacuees and Religious Leaders Discuss Faith After the Storms

October 2, 2005

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2005/10/02/news/rogers/02religion.txt

On October 2, 2005 The Morning News reported, "Joseph Bell [a New Orleans Parish resident and recent evacuee] believes God protected him through [Hurricane Katrina]... Bell,33, said he believes the destruction in New Orleans was mostly caused by man. He said man built the levees that failed to hold back the water from a city that had become inhabited by...

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Up and Coming Politician Connects South Asian Immigrants with New York Politics

October 2, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/magazine/02martins.html?pagewanted=3

On October 2, 2005 The New York Times ran a feature article by the author Suketu Mehta on Alex Martins an Indian-American lawyer, political figure and supporter of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Martins is not a high-profile mover and shaker in New York City politics. But he does play a role in helping to meet the needs of many of the city's residents -...

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Hindu Holiday Added to NY Street-Cleaning Exception List

October 1, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/3377568

On October 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "It's a fact of life in New York City - street-cleaning rules that force you to move your car to the other side of the road on certain days of the week to make way for sweepers. Except, of course, for those special days when the street-cleaning rules are suspended to mark state,...

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Hindu Meeting Interrupted with Swastika Hate Crime

September 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/4296394.stm

On September 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "Paving slabs with swastikas scratched on them were thrown through the windows of a hall while a Hindu religious meeting was in progress. No-one was injured in the racist attack, which happened late on Wednesday evening at Carnival Hall in Council Road in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Meets with Hurricane Katrina Victims in Austin

September 29, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/sep/29look.htm

On September 29, 2005 Rediff reported, "Spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited Hurricane Katrina survivors, volunteers and public officials carrying out relief operation in Texas on September 27. Sri Sri was invited by Austin Mayor Will Wynn to meet with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, where the Art of Living and its sister organisation International Association of...

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Reunion Island Hindus Request Religious Holidays

September 29, 2005

Source: Temoignages (French journal)

http://www.temoignages.re

On September 29, 2005 Temoignages reported, "The Tamil Sangam on Reunion Island (an Overseas Departement of France, located off the coast of Africa) requests that Tamil New Year and Deepavali be made public holidays. The regional association, Tamil Sangam, wants Tamil New Year's day and Deepavali to be included in the calendar of the public holidays, according to its president, Selvam Chanemougame. This request, also made in the past...

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Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

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State's First Hindu Temple Under Construction in Indianapolis

September 28, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050928/NEWS01/509280468

On September 28, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "[Four decades ago,] the entire Hindu population of Indianapolis consisted of fewer than a dozen families... [Today] the Hindu community of Indianapolis has grown to nearly 3,000 families, still small but large enough for it to build the state's first Hindu temple, on the Far Eastside...

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Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

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Bay Area Religious Groups Gearing Up for More Relief Efforts After Rita

September 26, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3062969

On September 26, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "During the past month, religious groups of all faiths have played a key role in coordinating relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, commonly viewed as America's Bible Belt. As Hurricane Rita threatens to make matters worse in the Gulf States, many religious organizations are gearing up for a second round of...

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Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

September 24, 2005

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/09/25/news/religion/satrel03.txt

On September 24, 2005 the Gazette Times reported, "In light of the destruction and loss monopolizing the news recently, the theme of Corvallis' fourth annual Interfaith Conference on Oct. 1 couldn't be more appropriate. 'Healing Ourselves and Our World — An Interfaith Sharing,' was the topic chosen months ago by the Interfaith Community of Corvallis...

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