Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Endorses US Religious Freedom Report

May 15, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_15May2005.html

On May 15, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed support over portions of the annual report released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) last week. The report placed Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on...

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Floor Painting Illustrates Hindu Heritage for Immigrant Woman

May 15, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/166/story_16634_1.html?rnd=71

On May 15, 2005 Beliefnet ran an article by Aparita Bhandari, a Toronto-based freelance writer, about floor paintings and her Hindu heritage: "Every swirl of the floor paintings I learned from my mother and grandmother connected me to my ancestors and my Indian origins... Aipan is a traditional art form found in Kumaon, a mountainous region in the Indian state of Uttaranchal, where...

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Documentary Film on Amma to be Shown at Cannes

May 14, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/may/14amma.htm

On May 14, 2005 Rediff reported, "Darshan - The Embrace, a film on the life of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as 'Amma,' has been officially selected for showcasing at the prestigious 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The film has been directed by Jan Kounen, an award-winning film-maker based in France, and produced by Manuel De La Roche of France... Jan Kounen and his crew began shooting for the...

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Fairfax County Revises Textbooks to More Accurately Depict Hinduism

May 12, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1107244.cms

On May 12, 2005 The Times of India reported, "a concerted yearlong campaign by Indian American parents in Virginia's Fairfax County has resulted in a revision of textbooks on Indian history, ensuring that children will not look at Indian culture as mere 'karma , cows and caste.' Businesswoman Sandhya Kumar, engineer Rakesh Bahadur and dozens of other Indian American...

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Congress Celebrates Life of Sikh Leader at Special Reception

May 11, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/CongressCelebratesSSS

On May 11, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "the late Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, also known as Yogi Bhajan, was honored today at a special reception at the US Capitol in Washington DC. It commemorated last month’s unanimous passage of a bipartisan Congressional Resolution honoring his life and influence. US Senators and Representatives, members of the US...

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Hindu Woman Claims Religious and Sexual Bias in Tenure Denial

May 7, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1351611,00050001.htm

On May 7, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a former Albright College religion Professor who is a practicing Hindu has filed a federal lawsuit accusing administrators of denying her tenure because of sexual and religious discrimination. Roxanne Gupta said Provost David Stinebeck departed from standard procedure when he recommended that she be denied tenure during the 2002-03...

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World Hindu Council Leader Shot Dead

May 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4520505.stm

On May 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "A prominent Hindu leader has been shot dead in south-western Nepal. Narayan Pokharel, president of the Nepal branch of the World Hindu Council, died when six gunmen opened fire in the district of Rupandehi. No one has admitted carrying out the attack. However, police say the manner in which it was carried out hints at the involvement of Maoist rebels. The right-...

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Women, Faith and Activism Usher New Movement

May 5, 2005

Source: Womens eNews

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2283

On May 5, 2005 Womens eNews reported, "organizers of the Harvard University-based Pluralism Project, which documents this country's changing religious landscape, believe Al-Marayati represents a growing, grass-roots activism led by women who seek to enact social change and who carry their deep faith into every aspect of their lives. Although there is no way to quantify the increased involvement,...

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Professor Diana L. Eck Narrates Journey of Religious Women Activists

May 5, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507637

On May 5, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "people of faith are often challenged to reconcile religious traditionalism with a desire for progressive action and modernism: Catholics who disagree with the encyclicals of the pope or Muslims who reject fundamentalist action are currently among the more prominent examples. To this end, at the opening of 'Acting on Faith: Women and the New...

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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Issue Surfaces in Elections

May 4, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2005/05/04/stories/2005050407401400.htm

On May 4, 2005 The Hindu reported, "The 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India have emerged as a significant issue in Britain's general election campaign. Sikh voters are seeking a commitment from candidates that, if elected, they will help the victims get justice from the Indian Government.

There is widespread anger among the country's 7,00,000-strong Sikhs that more than 20 years...

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Government Gives Grant to Hindu Council

May 1, 2005

Source: Daily Excelsior

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/05may02/inter.htm#2

On May 1, 2005 the Daily Excelsior reported, "Britain has sanctioned a grant of 35,400 pounds to the Hindu Council, UK, part of which would be used for its cultural projects for children.

Parliamentary under Secretary of State, Fiona Mactaggart, said the grant was for meeting the cost of the Hindu Council website and its pilot cultural projects for children, according to...

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Monks Oppose Giving Control of Tsunami Aid to Rebels

April 29, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=444592005

On April 29, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious leaders in Sri Lanka have fiercely opposed handing over tsunami aid to rebel fighters. A political party led by several of the country’s powerful Buddhist monks has opposed a government move to give partial control of foreign tsunami aid to the Tamil Tiger rebels. The rebels have continued to target those opposed to them and cannot...

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Hindu Theme Park to be Built in Pilgrimage Town of Haridwar

April 28, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4494747.stm

On April 28, 2005 BBC News reported, "Its backers describe it as the 'world's biggest ever mythological theme park.' Hindu gods such as Ram, Hanuman and Krishna will be the central attractions for a 'Disneyland on the Ganges' in India. The aim of the 25 acre park, called Gangadham, is to recreate great moments in Hindu mythology through hi-tech rides, an animated mythological museum, a 'temple city,'...

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