Hinduism

Survivors of Gujarat Riots, Relatives Seek Damages

June 14, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050614/wl_sthasia_afp/indiagujaratunrest_050614045545

On June 14, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Survivors of one of the worst massacres during the 2002 sectarian riots in Gujarat filed a compensation claim against the western Indian state's ruling Hindu nationalist BJP party. Over 120 people from the minority Muslim community were...

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Hindu Temple of Greater Tulsa

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 December 2013.

Phone: 918-438-3850
Email: info@htgt.org
Website: http://www.htgt.org
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History

There has been a Hindu presence in the Tulsa area for over twenty years. For the majority of that time period, families were loosely organized and met to worship in various homes. The dream of building an actual temple to come together collectively had been in the thoughts of community members for all that time. It... Read more about Hindu Temple of Greater Tulsa

Update: Missionaries Who Were Attacked in Mumbai Later Deported for Visa Violations

June 13, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4088594.stm

On June 13, 2005 BBC News reported, "Four American missionaries have been asked to leave India for what police say is a violation of visa regulations.

The missionaries were attacked by a Hindu mob in India's western city Mumbai (Bombay) on Saturday evening during a Bible reading session.

Police said three of them were treated for bruises and cuts in a hospital.

One of the...

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Hindus Voice Concern Over "Acts of Sacrilege" at Temples

June 13, 2005

Source: Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=22990

On June 13, 2005 the Fiji Times reported, "The increasing incidents of disrespect shown to places of worship are of serious concern to the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, president Kamlesh Arya says. Mr Arya said police statistics confirmed that 149 such cases had been recorded between 2001 to April 2005, of which 100 acts of sacrilege had been carried out in Hindu temples. He said only three of the cases had been...

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New Sanctuary Dedicated for Hindu Temple in Somerset County

June 13, 2005

Source: Courier News Online

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050613/NEWS/506130302

On June 13, 2005 Courier News Online reported, "Sunday was a new beginning for Hindu devotees of the Arsha Bodha Center, who say they already feel blessed just from the peace of mind they get from the facility's many services and classes. But Sunday, as they witnessed the consecration of a new place for spiritual guidance, Hindu residents were showered...

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Hindu Marriage Honors Family Tradition in Kissimmee

June 12, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/osceola/orl-ocohindu12061205jun12,0,816427.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-osceola

On June 12, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "when newly married Shivani Lad, 25, sent out her wedding invitations two months ago, the first invitation went to the Hindu god Shrinathji. The ornately decorated gray-blue invitation was embossed in...

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British Boy Scouts Have Expanded Options in Pledge, Including "Allah" and "My Dharma"

June 12, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1650843,00.html

On June 12, 2005 The Times reported, "Now, after a century, the Scout Association has ditched its traditional pledge of loyalty 'to God and to the Queen' in favour of a series of multicultural options. Muslim Scouts can opt to swear to Allah, while atheists can drop God altogether and budding republicans can pledge themselves to the state rather than the monarch. The pledge is taken...

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In Toledo, Multifaith Habitat Build Includes Hindus, Muslims

June 11, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050611/NEWS10/506110387

On June 11, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "one home is finished and a second is well on its way as volunteers from two multifaith groups help build houses for the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. Dedication services are scheduled for 1 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, with a potluck block party at 3:30 p.m., at 1030 Gribbin Lane in West Toledo. It...

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Swami Offers Invocation at MIT Commencement

June 11, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050612/asp/nation/story_4857489.asp

On June 11, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "five years after a Hindu priest gave the opening prayer on Capitol Hill for the first time in the history of the US Congress, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has followed suit. The 139th commencement ceremony of MIT, which has produced 59 Nobel Prize winners in all, began this year with an invocation in...

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Controversy Rages Over Depiction of Hindu Deities at AIDS Fundraiser

June 10, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1394261,00050001.htm

On June 10, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A fund-raiser for AIDS organised in Canada's largest city has snowballed into a controversy after the South Asian community alleged 'misrepresentation' of Hindu deities in the event's marketing material. 'Two cultures collide for one great cause' was the tagline to promote...

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Buddhist Leaders Claim Census Count for Buddhists to be "Grossly Understated"

June 9, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=71969

On June 9, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Buddhist leaders, including Tenzin Ngodupa, a representative of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, today rejected government’s claim that India has only 80 lakh Buddhists and said these figures, projected in the recently-released Census of Religions were 'grossly understated.' The Buddhist leaders were interacting with the...

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Religious Hatred Bill Reintroduced

June 9, 2005

Source: 4NI

http://www.4ni.co.uk/nationalnews.asp?id=41389

On June 9, 2005 4NI reported, "The government has published a bill aimed at protecting individuals from religious hatred. The Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, which is being reintroduced to Parliament today, would protect members of all faiths from incited hatred. The Bill would create a new offence of Incitement to Religious Hatred, which would carry a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. The government says...

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British Hindus Urged to Protest, Boycott France Over Shoes with Image of Lord Rama

June 9, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200506091010.htm

On June 9, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Indignant at a French manufacturer's refusal to remove a deity from its designer shoes Hindu organisations in the UK, asked all devotees worldwide on Wednesday to boycott all French-made goods and participate en-masse in a protest rally outside the French embassy here on June 12. The move...

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Terrorism on the Rise in Punjab

June 3, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1386312,000900010001.htm

On June 3, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The first week of June every year is a troublesome month for some people in Punjab. This time it is no different and the ghost of Sikh militancy has come to haunt the state again this week. The decision by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee - the religious...

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