Hinduism

First State-Supported Hindu Primary School Planned for Northwest London

June 24, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://education.guardian.co.uk/faithschools/story/0,13882,1513965,00.html?gusrc=rss

On June 24, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The country's first state-funded Hindu primary school could open in north-west London as soon as 2008, it emerged today, after it received the support of its local authority. Earlier this month the London borough of Harrow backed a submission by the I-Foundation, a not-for-profit Hindu...

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Muslim-Hindu Wedding A Glimmer of Hope in Kashmir

June 21, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=305744

On June 21, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The lone pandit of Mattan town in Anantnag district of south Kashmir is a relieved man today, his daughter married off with a helping hand from Muslim neighbours. 'They not only decorated my house for the bridegroom's reception, but made each and every arrangement including "rangoli" (typical of...

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Chinmaya Mission Thrives at Converted Warehouse in Tustin

June 18, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs18jun18,1,4637245.story?coll=la-news-religion

On June 18, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "leaders of the Chinmaya Mission last week inaugurated a new center in Tustin to spread the light of one of the world's oldest spiritual philosophies, known as Vedanta. The center, at 655 South B St., reflects the robust Southern California growth of...

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Andhra Pradesh to Reserve Jobs for Muslims in Education and Government

June 17, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4104818.stm

On June 17, 2005 BBC News reported, "The government in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is to reserve 5% of jobs in education and government for the Muslim minority.

The state cabinet took the decision on Friday in light of the findings of a special commission.

Hardline Hindus had opposed the policy when it was floated last year and a court that was hearing their...

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Opinion: New Hindu Temple Stands for "Fraternity and Peace"

June 17, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpmyword17061705jun17,0,3591985.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

On June 17, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel ran an opinion piece by Dr. Aravind Pillai who was involved in planning the new Hindu Temple in Casselberry, Florida. "Twenty-four years ago, there was no place of worship for the Hindus of Orlando. There were only a handful of...

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Christian Journalist Advocates for Interfaith Education to "Promote Peace and Harmony"

June 16, 2005

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2005/06/msg00134.html

On June 16, 2005 the Worldwide Faith News reported, "How to teach religion in multifaith contexts is a growing concern for churches and religious communities everywhere. This interview presents a specific experience emerging from a multireligious context in Asia. 'Children from different religions can pray together in school,' says Usha Jesudasan, a journalist and writer from India, where Christians, Hindus,...

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Camarillo Jewish Temple Offers Prayer Room for Hindu Worship

June 16, 2005

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/ca/article/0,1375,VCS_165_3859613,00.html

On June 16, 2005 the Ventura County Star reported , "The Hindu community [of Ventura County] is using a prayer room in a Camarillo Jewish temple, Temple Ner Ami, every second Saturday for Hindu services. Before services started in Camarillo a couple of months ago, the closest temple... was about 40 miles away in Calabasas... More than...

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VHP Said to Advocate Hindu Population Growth

June 16, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-6-2005_pg7_9

On June 16, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday asked Hindus to be virile and increase their numbers to counter the 'unbridled' growth in the Muslim population... Reading out a resolution on ‘population imbalance’ adopted on the second day of the central advisory board meeting, Swami Avedeshanand Giri urged the...

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Update: Troy Interfaith Group Plants Tree on City Hall Grounds

June 16, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/oakland/0506/16/B04-217224.htm

On June 16, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Bruce Dickmeyer, a member of the Troy Interfaith Group, wanted to do something out of the ordinary Sunday to celebrate Troy's 50th birthday. So Dickmeyer, administrator of the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, a Hindu house of worship, decided to plant a tree. The tree, representing the family tree of man, would be adorned with ribbons...

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Armenians Plan Church in "Melting Pot" of Scottsdale

June 15, 2005

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0615sr-armenianchurch13Z1.html

On June 15, 2005 The Arizona Republic reported, "The only Armenian church in Arizona has been holding its services, known as divine liturgy, in the same cultural center where it holds its non-religious functions. That will soon change. The church, at 8849 E. Cholla St., plans to build a main sanctuary, with groundbreaking...

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Opinion: American Hindus Should Take Pride in their Heritage

June 15, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/2005/4-6/09_opinion.shtml

On June 15, 2005 Hinduism Today ran an opinion piece by Mona Vijaykar, author and illustrator of the Vee Family children's books. A Hindu herself, she encourages American Hindus to practice their faith openly and proudly. She laments that, "even today the true Vedic roots of Indian culture remain a mystery to most Americans and some Indians as well... We Indian Hindus...

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Four-Day Meeting on Religious Tolerance to be Held in Dallas

June 15, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/all/stories/061505dnmetwade.d900ce4.html

On June 15, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "A Nigerian Yoruba priestess and two shamans – one an African Zulu spiritualist, the other an African-American spiritual healer – will add African and American black perspectives when more than 25 multiethnic...

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America's Sacred Hindu Landscape

June 15, 2005

Source: INDOlink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=060305110343

On June 15, 2005 INDOlink reported, "like so many Americans who like to play 'Indian', Indian-Americans too have been traversing America’s sacred landscape without connecting with the deeply held beliefs of its ancient inhabitants, the American Indians. But not anymore. They are becoming grounded on American soil. And from Hindu temples in Juneau, Alaska, to Tallahassee,...

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