Hinduism

Interfaith Group Backs Out of Troy National Day of Prayer

April 9, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3172872

On April 9, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer ceremony at Troy City Hall says it's backing out. The group says the reason is that the National Day of Prayer Task Force is an exclusively Christian organization. The interfaith group also includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and members of other religions. An...

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Diverse Religious Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope at Buddhist Temple in New Delhi

April 8, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200504082029.htm

On April 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Religious leaders from all communities today came together under one banner in the national capital to offer prayers for the late Pope John Paul II, who they said was the greatest proponent of communal harmony. While maulvis chanted verses from the holy Quran, a Hindu priest recited the...

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Hindu, Sikh Leaders Criticize Pope for Using Poverty Work as "Tool for Proselytizing"

April 6, 2005

Source: CNW Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2005/06/c2922.html

On April 6, 2005 CNW Group reported, "Under Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has used poverty as 'a tool for proselytizing,' an interfaith 360 Vision panel discussion heard this evening. Hindu and Sikh panelists argued that the Church has focused on aiding the destitute of Asia and Africa because it seeks to win converts in those parts of the world. At the...

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The Gandhi Project Screens Arabic Version of Film to Inspire Non-Violent Resistance

April 6, 2005

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Palestinians-Gandhis-Message.html

On April 6, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Actor Ben Kingsley and U.S. philanthropists unveiled an Arabic version of the film 'Gandhi' on Wednesday, hoping to bring the legendary Indian revolutionary's message of nonviolent resistance to Palestinian towns, villages and refugee...

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Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Yogi Bhajan

April 5, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/SikhNetMoreNewsHTML/D43BA5836D14848B87256FDD0061DE76!OpenDocument

On April 5, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "the U.S. Senate has approved a Congressional resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici that honors the late Sikh leader Yogi Bhajan. Rep. Tom Udall introduced the same resolution in the House of...

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Largest Hindu Temple in Southeasetern US Opens in Thonotosassa

April 4, 2005

Source: Tampa Bay Tribune

http://news.tbo.com/news/MGB95C7347E.html

On April 4, 2005 the Tampa Bay Tribune reported, "more than 3,000 Hindus from throughout the United States gathered in Thonotosassa Sunday to celebrate the opening of the temple, which will serve as the religious and cultural epicenter for the growing Hindu community. Bochasahwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), one sect of Hinduism practiced by Bay area Hindus, combines spirituality and...

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US Hindus Protest Destruction of Hindu Temple in Saudi Arabia

April 1, 2005

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR040205A.html

On April 1, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed shock and outrage over the destruction of a Hindu temple in Saudi Arabia on March 24, 2005, and rapid deportation of Hindus found worshipping at the temple by the Saudi government. Several news agencies, including the pan-Arab Al-Hayat, reported on March 26th, 2005 that Saudi Islamic police, known...

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Opinion: India Doesn�t Need Lessons from US on Pluralism

March 29, 2005

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/28/news/edthakur.html

On March 29, 2005 the International Herald Tribune ran an opinion piece by Ramesh Thakur in response to the U.S.'s denial of a visa to Gujurati government official. Thakur argued, "India is a vibrant, rambunctious and resilient democracy. Indians had already been repudiating the central planks of the BJP's anti-Muslim ideology of Hindutva, or Hindus first. The 2002 riots...

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Muslim Man Seeks to Protect Hindu Temples

March 27, 2005

Source: Kerala Next.com/India News

http://www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=163454

On March 27, 2005 India News reported, "About thirty four terracotta temples of 18th century at Pathra in Midnapore district of West Bengal have an unlikely saviour - a Muslim clerk who fought against communal tension, apathy and negligence to ensure that they survive for posterity. For Yasin Pathan, the man who looks after these temples, the mysterious temples have been a...

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Religious Police Destroy Hindu Temple

March 27, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050326-111002-8593r.htm

On March 27, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Saudi religious police have destroyed a clandestine makeshift Hindu temple in an old district of Riyadh and deported three worshippers found there, a newspaper reported yesterday. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, on...

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Hindu Groups Launch Campaign Against Alleged "Hinduphobic" Agenda in U.S.

March 23, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16299_1.html

On March 23, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Hindus angered by recent initiatives in Congress are protesting what they see as an effort to 'systematically promote a Hinduphobic and anti-India agenda within the United States.' The Hindu American Foundation said Monday (March 21) it will launch a campaign to educate the nation's 2 million...

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Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian Ethicists Weigh in on Schiavo Case

March 23, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

On March 23, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "as the quest to sustain the life of a brain-damaged Florida woman commands the attention of the American public, people of all faiths are pondering if ancient tenets can resolve the moral quandaries posed by modern medicine. Withchemotherapy, respirators, feeding tubes and other artificial means possibly adding years to a human life, believers across the spectrum are challenged by the questions raised in the Terri Schiavo case. But for Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Christian bioethicists,...

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