Hinduism

Indian Supreme Court Says Sikhs, Jains Part of Broader Hindu Religion

August 10, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050811/nation.htm

On August 10, 2005 The Tribune reported, "In a significant ruling defining the status of communities like Sikhs and Jains within the Constitutional frame work, the Supreme Court has declined to treat them as separate minority communities from the broad Hindu religion, saying encouraging such tendencies would pose [a] serious jolt to secularism and democracy in the country... The court said in...

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Hindu Temple, Church Vandalized in Seminole County

August 9, 2005

Source: Local6.com

http://www.local6.com/news/4828208/detail.html

On August 9, 2005 Local6.com reported, "Detectives said vandals damaged a Hindu Society of Central Florida temple located on Lake Drive over the weekend. The vandals wrote on the walls, damaged some statues and poured paint into shoes left outside the temple. The paint was tracked around the area, according to the report. 'Welcome to Orlando -- we're glad and excited to have you here' was also written on...

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Hindu Student Council and Network of Hindu Minds Meet with Senators and Congressmen

August 8, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/8.shtml#1

On August 8, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "Members of HSC (Hindu Students Council) and NetOHM (Network of Hindu Minds) spent a day in Washington, D.C., on July 19, 2005, participating in a youth conference and engaging US lawmakers on issues of importance to the Hindu community in America. Participating in the youth seminar at the 9th Annual Legislative conference organized by the Indian-American...

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Canadian Jewish Congress Denounces Desecration of Hindu Temple

August 8, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Canadian Jewish Congress

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#2

On August 8, 2005 the Canadian Jewish Congress reported, "Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region, denounced the recent desecration of the Geeta Gyan Society temple in Surrey, and has offered its support and condolences to the congregation. The temple was defaced with graffiti that included racial aspersions, swastikas, and threats. 'No Canadian should face...

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Post 9-11 Workplace Discrimination Claims Continue

August 7, 2005

Source: Salt Lake Tribune / USA Today

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_2922645

On August 7, 2005 USA Today reported, "Nearly four years after the terrorist attacks, Muslim, South Asian and Arab-American employees continue to report discrimination on the job. Compared with the first two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of employees saying they have been discriminated against as a form of backlash because of the attacks has declined. But charges continue to come in...

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Faith Groups Oppose Compulsory ID Cards

August 7, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1544226,00.html

On August 7, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Mounting concerns over the government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards were given fresh impetus yesterday after it emerged that Britain's major religions oppose the scheme. A previously unpublicised report, produced by the Faith Community Consultation (FCC) consortium, which comprises representatives from the country's...

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Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu Temples Flourishing in the "Inland" Area

August 7, 2005

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/lifestyles/stories/PE_Fea_Daily_D_east07.6c3fbe6.html

On August 7, 2005 The Press-Enterprise reported, "Buddhist temples take root in communities from San Bernardino and Riverside to Moreno Valley, Wildomar and Idyllwild. A Hindu temple in Riverside is growing so rapidly that a major expansion is near. UC Riverside recently established an endowed chair in Sikh studies. The increasingly visible...

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National Commission on Minorities Urged by VHP to Declare Sikhism a Separate Faith

August 7, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050808/punjab1.htm#14

On August 7, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities and MP, Mr. Tarlochan Singh, in a letter to Mr. Ashok Singhal, working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has urged to give a categorical statement that Sikhism is a separate religion and has a distinct identity. Mr. Tarlochan Singh, in the letter released to ‘The Tribune...

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Survey Finds Doctors Likely to Come from Religious Minority Groups

August 5, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17227_1.html

On August 5, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Physicians are often every bit as religious as their patients, but what they believe is apt to be quite different, according to a new survey. That's because a disproportionate percentage of physicians come from religious minority groups, according to University of Chicago research published in the...

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Hindu Temple Hosts 16th Annual "Festival of India" in Toledo

August 4, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050804/ART05/508040325/-1/ART

On August 4, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "The 16th annual Festival of India is being called Utsav, the Sanskrit word for celebration, as members of the Hindu Temple of Toledo share their culture and achievements with the community this weekend. Among the highlights at this year's festival will be a jugalbandhi concert featuring a...

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Attack on Hindu Temple Blamed on Bombings Backlash

August 4, 2005

Source: Enfield Independent

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.619520.0.hindu_leader_blames_temple_vandalism_on_bomb_backlash.php

On August 4, 2005 Enfield Independent reported, "Vandals and fly-tippers have driven worshippers out of a Hindu temple in Edmonton.

Thugs have hurled stones at the Krsna Yoga Mandir temple, tried to wrench open the door, and...

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Hindu American Foundation

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 August 2015.

Phone: 301-770-7835
Email: hhe@hindu.org
Website: http://www.HAFsite.org
[flickr_set id="72157621812752659"] History The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was formed in 2003 with the intent of providing a credible, effective, and professional voice on a national front for the Hindu American community. According to Suhag A. Shukla, HAF’s Managing Director and Legal Counsel, all seed money for the endeavor came directly from the... Read more about Hindu American Foundation

Chinmaya Center

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

Phone: 714-832-7669
Email: chinmithila@gmail.com [office], losangeles@chinmayamission.org [home]
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Chinmaya Mission

Swami Chinmayananda, who emphasized meditation, study, and balance, spread the message of Advaitic Vedanta and founded the Chinmaya Mission. His teacher and... Read more about Chinmaya Center

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