Hinduism

Hindu Women Infuse Traditional Festival with a Political Subtext

September 5, 2005

Source: Nepal Times

http://www.nepalitimes.com/issue263/tij.htm

On September 5, 2005 the Nepal Times reported, "On Tuesday, 6 September, the whirling dancers at Pashupati will be dressed in different hues of red: the married will be draped in maroon, burgundy and orange saris and the unwed clad in lavender, pink and peach kurthas. As bangles clink and anklets ring, they will sing as their sisters have for centuries about their personal lives: their devotion to their husbands,...

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Robert Wuthnow Explores Religious Diversity in America

September 5, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12564433.htm

On September 5, 2005 The Charlotte Observer ran a book review of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert Wuthnow. "Wuthnow draws on the results of the national Religion and Diversity Survey as well as 300 in-depth interviews conducted in 14 metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims represent what Wuthnow...

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Sikhs and Hindus Experience Backlash After 7/7 London Bombings

September 5, 2005

Source: The Guardian

On September 5, 2005 The Guardian reported, "If you travel on London's public-transport system you may have spotted them: stickers and T-shirts with 'Don't freak, I'm a Sikh' written across them. On the tube, they tend to be greeted with wry smiles, but they have sparked heated debate on Sikh online message boards. 'Don't wear these T-shirts[;] they're anti-Muslim,' writes one contributor. 'We should wear the T-shirts,' says another. 'We need to think of ourselves first - let the Muslims take care of themselves.'

In the weeks...

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Denver Faithful Respond to Needs of Katrina Victims

September 5, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_3002070?rss

On September 5, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Across the Denver metropolitan area, religious communities have stepped up efforts to raise money, gather supplies and even offer housing for hurricane evacuees. And many weekend worship services included prayers, sermons and messages of hope for the survivors. 'The government gives material relief, but there's this hope element that the church has to bring,' the Rev...

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Pomona Hindus Gather to Celebrate Hindu Leaders on Acharya Day

September 5, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International

On September 5, 2005 Hindu Press International reported, "The Hindu community of Pomona gathered together recently to celebrate Acharya Day (a day to honor all Hindu spiritual leaders) at the Sri Ranganatha Temple [in Pomona, New York] and involve the community in Hindu culture... Around 200 people attended the festivities including many young children and teenagers. The temple focuses on reaching out to the community so that they do not lose touch with their religion and culture."

Cherry Hill Hindu Temple Hosts Benefit for Victims of Katrina

September 4, 2005

Source: Courier-Post

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050904/NEWS01/509040337/1006

On September 4, 2005 the Courier-Post reported, "Two months ago, Daksha Sorathia began planning a fundraising event for victims of Southeast Asia's tsunami and other natural disasters around the world. 'Then Katrina hit and we thought, "You know what? This is the most immediate need,"' said Sorathia, a Swedesboro...

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At the Indianapolis Museum of Arts, Consecration of the Asian Galleries Will Include Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim Ceremonies

September 3, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050903/LIVING/509030381/1007/LIVING

On September 3, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "In the Hindu faith, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god of success, education, wisdom and wealth. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will tap into that spirit Thursday when a Hindu priest calls upon Ganesha and performs a consecration ceremony of the museum's Asian...

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Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA Serving Katrina Victims

September 3, 2005

Source: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh

http://www.hssus.org/content/view/97/2/

On September 3, 2005 a Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Press Release reported, "Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) expresses heartfelt sympathy for the victims of hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in the USA. HSS urges all Hindus in America to rise to the occasion by addressing needs of the people suffered by hurricane Katrina. HSS has appealed [to] hundreds of volunteers in all 90 chapters of HSS to...

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Hindu Priests Perform Kumbhabhishekam at Sri Lakshmi Temple in Ashland

September 3, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/09/03/hindu_priests_reconsecrate_temple/?rss_id=Boston+Globe+--+City%2FRegion+News

On September 3, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "This week, as vacationers lolled on beaches and observed other rituals before summer's unofficial end, a startlingly different ritual from another part of the world...

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Salt Lake City's Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple Adorned with 21-foot Tower

September 2, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2997222

On September 2, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "The tower on [The Sri Ganesha] Hindu temple [in South Jordan] is designed to look like a mountain, reaching higher and higher toward the gods... This weekend, resident priests Satish Kumar and A.R. Krishnan will perform all prescribed Vedic religious ceremonies related to the consecration of a Hindu tower - purification ceremonies, blessings and prayers to...

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New Guide Released for Hindu Organizations Participating in the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Program

September 2, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On September 2, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released today a guide intended to assist Hindu religious organizations in participating in the federal Faith-based and Community Initiatives (FBCI) program. Entitled 'Faith-based and...

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Pramukh Swami Maharaj Issues Appeal to Help Katrina Victims

September 2, 2005

Source: BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

http://www.swaminarayan.org/news/2005/09/katrina/appeal.htm

On September 2, 2005 BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha released a letter of appeal from Pramukh Swami Maharaj for Katrina relief work. "Due to the recent natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans as well as Alabama and other states in America have greatly suffered the heart-breaking loss of human life and devastating property damage. We would like to express our...

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Hindu Temple of Rochester Hosts Prayer Service for Victims of Katrina

September 1, 2005

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050901/NEWS01/509010372

On September 1, 2005 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported on various relief efforts by local businesses, religious organizations, and individual volunteers to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Among these was the prayer service to be held at the Hindu Temple of Rochester [New York] on the same...

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Hindu Values Promoted in 3-Day London Convention

August 31, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/ANI

http://in.news.yahoo.com/050831/139/5zxre.html

On August 31, 2005 Asian News International reported, "Members of Britain's Hindu community are holding a three-day convention in London to promote the values and faith of Hinduism. The event includes educational, recreational, and social activities for all ages, and teaches the essentials of living a moral, spiritual and cultural life through Hindu principles. Around 400 members of Britain's Hindu...

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