Hinduism

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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Hindu American Foundation Meets with American Jewish Committee

April 28, 2005

Source: Hindu American Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_ajc01.html

On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by...

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Hindu Leader Swami Ranganathananda Dies at 96

April 26, 2005

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2005/04/26/stories/2005042603881200.htm

On April 26, 2005 The Hindu reported, "Renowned scholar, philosopher and president of the Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Ranganathananda, passed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 96. He was ailing for some time. The end came at 3.50 p.m. His mortal remains will be consigned to the flames on Tuesday at the mission headquarters at Belurmath, on the outskirts of the city...

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Acting on Faith Premiere Introduces Pioneers of New Women's Movement

April 26, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/04.28/11-faith.html

On April 26, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "a standing-room-only crowd packed Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall on Tuesday (April 26) for the premiere of 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary film produced by Rachel Antell M.T.S. '92, a Pluralism Project research affiliate. Diana L. Eck, director of the Pluralism Project and...

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Tamil Tigers Spray Gunfire in Hindu Temple

April 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,15077761%255E1702,00.html

On April 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels have sprayed gunfire during a Hindu temple ceremony in eastern Sri Lanka, wounding four people, including two school girls, the defence ministry said in a statement. The attackers rode a motorcycle and opened fire while devotees were taking part in a religious...

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Cornell University Students Celebrate Holi

April 25, 2005

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/04/25/426c7136ae35a

On April 25, 2005 The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "Anabel Taylor courtyard was battleground for a war of bright green, pink, purple and yellow this weekend, where the Hindu Student Council (HSC) held their annual celebration of Holi, the Indian festival of color. Students, professors and members of the community were given the chance to smear the faces...

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Suburban Chicago Mosques and Islamic Schools Face Opposition

April 24, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0504240396apr24,1,5146237.story

On April 24, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "invitations were delivered to every neighbor along Old Orchard Road in Harvard. But when the day arrived to meet the likely new owners of the brick church at the end of their street, no one showed up.

Hamid and Mazher Ahmed sat for hours inside the vacant church on a...

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Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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Hindus Gather for Traditional 60th Birthday Celebration

April 22, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2680634

On April 22, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "in America, you can scarcely find a birthday card for anyone 40 or older without allusions to sagging flesh, weak bladders or diminished memory. Black balloons seem to be the order of the day. Hindus have a better idea. They see the number 60 as auspicious and that birthday not as the end of active living but a midpoint of a 120-year cycle. It's a reason for...

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First Ramnavami Celebrations Held at House of Commons

April 21, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/c37.asp

On April 21, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "British Parliament celebrated Ramnomi at the House Of Commons, with the Hindu Council UK (HCUK) and its member faith organisations. This historic event, was hosted graciously by the Minister of State, Tony McNulty (MP) and marked the significant working partnership relationship of the British government with the Hindu faith organisations within the UK, and was...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1083653.cms

On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had...

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Hindu Organization Welcomes Pope, Remains Cautious

April 19, 2005

Source: Navya Shastra

http://www.shastras.org/PressRelease11.html

On April 19, 2005 a Navya Shastra press release reported, "Navya Shastra, a global Hindu organization of scholars, practitioners and priests with members in over ten countries, has congratulated the Catholic Church for selecting Joseph Ratzinger--now Benedict XVI--as its new Pope. However, the organization expressed concern over Ratzinger's stance towards Hinduism. 'Ratzinger has described Hindu meditative...

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45 Christian Converts Returned to Hindu Fold in Village

April 18, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=68645

On April 18, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Leaving the West Bengal government groping in the dark, the VHP today said that they have 're-converted' 45 Adivasi Christian families to Hinduism in Popra village, 20 km from Malda. The day-long function, organised at an ashram of VHP-affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Santhal Samaj, was attended by Adivasi families from nearby...

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Hindus, Sikhs Request Lahore-Karachi Rail Service

April 18, 2005

Source: Onlypunjab.com/ANI

http://onlypunjab.com/fullstory2k5-insight-news-status-21-newsID-1951.html

On April 18, 2005 Asian News International reported, "Sikhs and Hindus from Pakistan's Sindh province have asked Pakistan Railways to launch an express train service between Karachi and Lahore via Khanewal, Shorkot and Nankana Sahib. Sikhs and Hindus have said that just like Pakistan Railways was running a train 'Baba Farid Express' between...

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