Hinduism

Hindu Temple in Irving Houses Rita Evacuees

September 22, 2005

Source: Hindu Temple of Irving press release

http://www.dfwhindutemple.org/TempleHostEvacuees.htm

On September 22, 2005 a Hindu Temple of Irving press release reported, "DFW Hindu Temple has offered to establish a shelter on the Hindu Temple premises that could temporarily house as many as 500 people who have fled the devastation of Hurricane Rita. The shelter at the DFW Hindu Temple is ready to accept the evacuees from the Hurricane Rita at this point of time. A 24-...

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High School Senior Wins "Discovering Diversity" Award for His Interfaith Work

September 21, 2005

Source: Metro

http://www.metronews.ca/news_feature_detail.asp?id=10988

On September 21, 2005 Metro reported, "Ryan Nutter, 17, was awarded the Discovering Diversity Award at Mississauga Council's chamber yesterday. Nutter taught himself to write, read and speak Arabic, Hindi, Latin and Punjabi... Nutter says he believes tolerance begins with studying and appreciating our differences — and then learning, as he has in spades, to embrace others. It was that devotion...

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Hindu Temple Wins Zoning Approval for Expansion

September 20, 2005

Source: News Transcript

http://newstranscript.gmnews.com/news/2005/0920/Front_Page/039.html

On September 20, 2005 the News Transcript reported, "The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved the construction of an addition to the Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center of Marlboro at Wooleytown and Texas roads. The temple is on a 30-acre parcel in the Land Conservation district, which is a 5-acre residential zone. The applicant sought permission to...

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Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix

http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=d12d4178-2dc5-4902-9cf7-b5b559afebe7

On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the...

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Opinion: State Should Be Neutral Toward Religion

September 19, 2005

Source: New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/200509190017

On September 19, 2005 the New Statesman ran an opinion piece by Nick Cohen, a columnist for The Guardian, about the controversy over faith-based schools and welfare services in the UK. Cohen argues, "The London bombings have brought Britain to a decisive point where it can choose between two incompatible versions of liberalism. The first path is the one new Labour has been stumbling along for so long. In the...

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Atlanta Hindus Assist Gulf State Evacuees

September 15, 2005

Source: INDOlink News Bureau

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=091505104856

On September 15, 2005 the INDOlink News Bureau reported, "Volunteers from SEWA International-USA (www.sewausa.org), and alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have come together to assist families who have been relocated to Atlanta following Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of families who have been evacuated from Louisiana and Mississippi are currently living in hotels...

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Regional Indo-American Community Center (RIACC)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 February 2014.

Phone: 423-349-6515
Email: how@riacc.us
Website: http://www.riacc.us
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History

The Regional Indo-American Community Center (RIACC), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization was established in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1992. According to the RIACC website, the mission of the Center is:
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Many Sikhs Insulted by Government's Offer of Compensation to 1984 Riot Victims

September 14, 2005

Source: The Peninsula

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_News&subsection=India&month=September2005&file=World_News200509149832.xml

On September 14, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A day after the Delhi government’s announcement of Rs125,000 as compensation, victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh...

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Hindu Motel Owner Helps Katrina Victims

September 14, 2005

Source: The Star-Herald

http://starherald.net/articles/2005/09/16/news/news5.txt

On September 14, 2005 The Star-Herald reported, "[Mukand Patel, owner of the Campbell Motel in Kosciusko], has been a beacon in a storm that continued well after [Hurricane Katrina] had passed... All 39 of the available rooms at the motel were filled with people fleeing the storm when it struck and at least 17 were still there this week... When the electricity was knocked out on the...

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New Swaminarayan Hindu Temple One of Eight in Country

September 14, 2005

Source: Woodbridge Sentinel

http://ws.gmnews.com/news/2005/0914/Front_Page/018.html

On September 14, 2005 the Woodbridge Sentinel reported, "Temple Ohev Shalom in Colonia, once a Jewish place of worship, has been transformed into a Hindu temple that just recently opened. Hundreds of people from around the world gathered at the Shri Swaminarayan temple to mark its official opening on Sept. 4... The temple is part of the Shri Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism. Its...

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Hindu Victims of Hate Crimes Upset Over Exclusive Focus On Backlash Against Muslims After Bombings

September 14, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On September 14, 2005 the Hindu Press International reported, "Hindu organizations in the UK have expressed 'outrage' over the Home Affairs Select Committee's decision to accept oral evidence from only the Muslim community in its investigation into the backlash following the July terrorist attacks in London. This is despite recent figures released by the Metropolitan Police showing that more Hindus and Sikhs were victims of hate crimes than Muslims during the backlash that affected the capital, the organizations said."

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