Hinduism

High Court Orders Advani to Stand Trial for Role in Demolition of Mosque

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4655901.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "An Indian high court has ordered opposition leader LK Advani to stand trial for his role in the demolition of a mosque that sparked religious riots. The court in Allahabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state overturned a lower court ruling in 2003 that the former deputy premier had no case to answer. Mr Advani is accused of inciting Hindu fanatics to attack the...

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Hindu Summer School Promotes 'Cultural Confidence'

July 6, 2005

Source: Trinidad Express

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article?id=87463981

On July 6, 2005 the Trinidad Express reported, "Art, literature and culture will be featured in a one-month vacation course for children. Organised by the Hindu Prachar Kendra, the course is open for children five years and older... Kendra spiritual leader, Raviji said: 'Ramdilla allows for a wide range of interesting subjects to be taught to children. These disciplines are...

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Hindu Shrine at Ayodhya Stormed, Six Killed

July 5, 2005

Source: Canada.com/CP

http://www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=c4f49f2f-368f-410e-b694-336efb4e5426

On July 5, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "In a likely suicide attack, unidentified militants blew up a security fence on Tuesday and stormed a northern Indian Hindu shrine at the heart of a bitter sectarian dispute, setting off a gun battle with security personnel that left five other attackers dead, officials said. Police found...

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McDonald's Settlement Over Vegetarian Fries Benefits Hindu Organizations

July 4, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/7/4.shtml#5

On July 4, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "This week the food giant McDonald's mailed a check for US $254,773.19 to Hinduism Today magazine's endowment fund (Hindu Heritage Endowment), one of a handful of elite vegetarian-friendly institutions in America chosen as recipients of the court-ordered $10 million settlement...It was all started by a Seattle lawyer, Harish Bharti, a vegetarian Hindu who...

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First Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Dedicated in Florida

July 2, 2005

Source: The Ledger

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050702/NEWS/507020319/

On July 2, 2005 The Ledger reported, "In just six months, the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple has been transformed from a bare, open warehouse to a hall of chandeliers, marble tile and colorful draperies, crowned with an ornate, hand-carved wooden altar. On Sunday, the Temple will be formally consecrated, concluding five days of ceremonies. As many as 1,500...

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Hindu University of America Announces Award of First Doctoral Degree

June 30, 2005

Source: Hindu University of America

http://www.hindu-university.edu/graduation-june2005.htm

On June 30, 2005 a Hindu University Press Release reported, "On Saturday, June 25, 2005 the Hindu University of America located in Orlando, Florida, hosted the third Graduation Commencement. This particular graduation made history with both Master and Doctoral degrees awarded. First ever of its kind, the degree of Doctor of Hindu Studies in 'Yoga Philosophy...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Defamation of Hinduism in San Francisco Chronicle

June 30, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Campaigns/campaigns_protests_defamation_letter.html

On June 30, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation wrote a letter to the Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle reacting to the following statement made in a June 30th column by Jon Carroll: "In the conservative Hindu belief system that has been sweeping India for a decade, rape is...

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Controversial Film about Hindu Widows to Open Toronto Film Festival

June 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4633397.stm

On June 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "The movie Water, which triggered violent protests while being filmed in India, will open the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Deepa Mehta, the movie follows the lives of Hindu widows. Filming in India was abandoned five years ago after hardline Hindu protesters burned its sets, claiming the movie distorted Indian culture. Filming was...

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Hindu American Foundation Reacts to Supreme Court Decisions on 10 Commandments

June 27, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

On June 27, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed a combination of relief and some disappointment over the Supreme Court decisions on the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on government property. The decision in McCreary County vs. ACLU,...

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Indo-Canadians Struggle to Understand, Respond to, Honor Killings

June 26, 2005

Source: Macleans/CP

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n062604A

On June 26, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "Indo-Canadian community activists say it's time that families like the Atwals [where the father murdered his daughter because she was secretly dating a Caucasian man] who are caught in a cultural crossfire with their Canadian-born children realize they should seek help.

And they believe social agencies need...

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Multireligious Delegation from Pakistan Visits India to Support Peace Process

June 26, 2005

Source: WebIndia123

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=91692

On June 26, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A group of Pakistani Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Muslim delegates is visiting places of worship in Delhi and neighbouring Indian states to give a boost to the bilateral peace process... 'The peace process will improve as more and more delegations from both sides make such visits....

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Some 1,500 Attend VPPS Hindu Temple Opening in Southwest Houston

June 25, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3241119

On June 25, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "More than 1,500 people attended opening ceremonies Saturday at the new 40,000-square-foot temple of the Vallabh Priti Seva Samaj, a 500-year-old Hindu sect. Participants happily chanted at the unveiling of the statue of the Shri Nathji, or Lord Krishna, one of the main deities of Hinduism, in a colorful ceremony...

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Growing Concern Over Persecution of Christians

June 25, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1152412.cms

On June 25, 2005 The Times of India reported, "District administrations in two corners of the country, Jodhpur and Hyderabad, have woken up to staggered reports regarding persecution of Christians by some right-wing groups. On Saturday, a group of Hindu activists attacked a Christian gathering at Parameshwari Palace, Sardarpura, in Jodhpur, and alleged that it was a...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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