Hinduism

Bellvue Hindus Celebrate Ganesha's Birthday

September 12, 2005

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050912/NEWS06/509120367/1023/NEWS

On September 12, 2005 The Tennessean reported, "Local Hindus, joined by hundreds traveling from around the Southeast, yesterday concluded a festive celebration of Sri Ganesh Chaturthi, the birthday of one of the most revered Hindu deities. Celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesh or Ganesha is the reason for one of India's...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/10/Northpinellas/Faiths_join_for_praye.shtml

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in...

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Work to Begin on Long-Disputed Hindu Temple

September 9, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On September 9, 2005 the Hindu Press International reported, "A nine-year struggle to demolish and rebuild a US$9 million Swaminarayan Temple at Golders Green here has finally ended with planners agreeing that work could begin. Plans for the flamboyant new Shree Swaminarayan temple in Finchley Road were passed despite a long running dispute between the congregation and neighbors. Residents objected to the design of the temple, which they claimed was out of character with the area and that a new temple will cause parking...

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Plans Approved for Hindu Temple in Golders Green

September 9, 2005

Source: Edgware Times

http://www.edgwaretimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.629414.0.temple_gets_approval_but_parking_concerns_remain.php

On September 9, 2005 the Edgware Times reported, "A new Hindu temple made of pale pink stone is to be built in Golders Green after plans were approved at a council meeting on Monday evening. The Shree Swaminarayan Temple... has received permission to demolish the...

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Tallest Rajagopuram in the US Under Construction at Hindu Temple of Florida

September 9, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/09/Northoftampa/Gateway_to_the_gods.shtml

On September 9, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "It is a tower that begins deep below the earth and stretches 70 feet into the sky, yet this time the neighbors don't seem to mind. Unlike cell phone structures that mar the suburban skyline with metal beams, this tower is a true piece of art. Called a Rajagopuram (Raja meaning king, Gopuram...

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Religious Minorities Suffer Violence, Vandalism

September 9, 2005

Source: Forum 18

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=647

On September 9, 2005 Forum 18 reported, "Recent incidents of violence against Serbia's religious minorities have included the wounding by stabbing of Hare Krishna devotee Zivota Milanovic in the town of Jagodina and the beating of two Muslim conscripts during their military service, Forum 18 News Service notes in its latest listing of verbal and physical attacks on religious minority communities. Places of...

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Update: Hindu Charity Stops Sale of Rama Shoes, Now Debates Disposal

September 9, 2005

Source: Eastern Eye

http://www.easterneyeonline.co.uk/iframe_story.asp?NID=2365

On September 9, 2005 the Eastern Eye reported, "A British Hindu charity won its campaign to stop the sale by a French company of shoes with a ‘sacrilegious’ image of Lord Ram printed on them (pictured), only to trigger an almighty debate about how to destroy them. Minelli sent the remaining 500 women’s shoes to Hindu Human Rights recently to be destroyed, with a...

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Western Kentucky University Students Have Range of Local Worship Options

September 8, 2005

Source: Western Kentucky University Herald

http://www.wkuherald.com/media/paper603/news/2005/09/08/Diversions/Many-Worship.Options.Available.Near.Campus-979061.shtml

On September 8, 2005 the Western Kentucky University Herald reported, "Many students have difficulty finding a place to worship after enrolling at Western. Other students may have trouble adjusting to new venues of worship... Several...

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Interfaith Lay Academy Celebrates 25 Years

September 7, 2005

Source: delawareonline.com

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050907/LIFE/509070316/1005

On September 7, 2005 delawareonline.com reported, "In 1980 it was rare to find education classes at one's house of worship teaching about another faith. That's why the Interfaith Lay Academy was born. Over the years it's been possible to learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism as well as topics such as dreams...

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BAPS Care International Assists Hurricane Katrina Victims

September 6, 2005

Source: BAPS Care International

http://www.bapscare.org/mediacenter/announcements/2005/hurricanekatrinareliefwork.htm

On September 6, 2005 a BAPS Care International Press Release reported, "In the wake of the hurricane devastation to hit the Gulf Coast region of the United States, BAPS Care International has launched immediate relief efforts in parts of the stricken zone. BAPS Care centers in the south have been mobilized in various...

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Diverse Religious Responses to the Tragedy of Katrina

September 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/04/AR2005090401466.html

On September 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "At houses of worship across the Washington area, people struggled this weekend to understand the catastrophe of Katrina through the prism of their faiths, and to use their religious beliefs as a cornerstone of their response... For members of Washington's large immigrant...

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