Hinduism

NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Proposed Changes to Hindu Succession Act Would Eliminate Gender Discrimination

January 10, 2005

Source: Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/985455.cms

On January 10, 2005 the Economic Times reported, "The Hindu Succession Act is applicable to any person who is a Hindu. This includes the followers of the Brahmo, Prarthana and Arya Samaj. Further, it also includes Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs within its ambit. In case there are others who might not be covered under these categories then any other person who is not a Muslim,...

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Update: Epping Hindu Temple Plans to Rebuild One Year After Disastrous Fire

January 10, 2005

Source: India New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2005/01/01/Community/After.Trying.Year.N.h.Temple.Has.Big.Plans.To.Rebuild-830788.shtml

On January 10, 2005 India New England News reported, "as New Year's Eve approached, Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj and the community at the Saraswati Mandiram had mixed feelings. They were excited to have recently welcomed a new, six-foot-high, stone...

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Detroit-Area Hindus Reach Out to Tsunami Survivors

January 10, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/prayer10e_20050110.htm

On January 10, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The members of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Mandir, a Hindu temple in Canton, know all about the sorrow a natural calamity can bring. Many of the 50 families that make up the BAPS congregation, as it is known, hail from Gujarat, an Indian province that was hit by an earthquake in January 2001 that killed 20,000 people...

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Evangelical Groups Mix Humanitarian Aid and Missionary Work

January 8, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.md.missionary08jan08,1,6917267.story

On January 8, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "Some evangelical groups are mixing Christian missionary work with humanitarian aid in countries ravaged by the tsunamis and earthquake, a provocative approach shunned by the majority of faith-based relief organizations. Spreading faith this way can antagonize the people...

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Wisconsin Hindu Temple Holds Fundraiser for Tsunami Relief

January 8, 2005

Source: Duluth Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/10599474.htm

On January 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Wisconsin's only Hindu temple is leading an effort among the state's immigrants from India to raise money for tsunami victims. The Hindu Temple of Wisconsin plans to hold a fund-raiser Sunday featuring special prayers by representatives of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and...

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Kansas City Faithful Ring in the New Year with Interfaith Service, Tsunami Fundraiser

January 5, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/10563889.htm

On January 5, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported that on, "Dec. 31, nearly 300 folks gathered at the Rime Buddhist Center for the 19th annual 'World Peace Meditation.' This year the program included the Muslim call to prayer, American Indian smudging, a Buddhist chant, a Sikh prayer, sacred Hindu music, a Christian hymn and a Sufi dance. In the keynote address, the Rev....

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Tsunami Interfaith Service Near D.C. Builds Community

January 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48988-2005Jan5.html

On January 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The faithful of many faiths gathered last night in Montgomery County to speak words of peace and welcome in Arabic, to chant Buddhist prayers and read Old Testament Psalms. They spoke in many tongues, but all called out to God for the same purpose: relief for the victims of the deadly South Asian tsunami....

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South Asian Religions Offer Different Responses to Tsunami Disaster

January 2, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/010305dnreltsunami-religions.49d7a.html

On January 2, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, " Members of the DFW Hindu Temple held a deepa puja Sunday morning. The 'prayer of light,' honoring victims of last Sunday's earthquake and tsunamis, felt something like a candlelight vigil in any church or synagogue. But the Hindu...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Tsunami Victims Held in New Delhi

January 2, 2005

Source: Central Chronicle

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20050102/0201011.htm

On January 2, 2005 Central Chronicle reported, "Heads of various religions gathered here today to offer joint prayers for the victims of Tsunami tragedy. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Zorastrian and Jew leaders took part in an interfaith prayer meeting held at Gandhi Smriti Bhavan and expressed solidarity and empathy with thousands of affected people. The religious heads said people of every...

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Pittsburgh Hindu Temple Holds Tsunami Prayer Vigil

January 2, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pittsburgh/s_289010.html

On January 2, 2005 the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, "When he learned about a service for tsunami victims and survivors Saturday at Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills, Sanjay Jambekhar decided to make the trip from Cleveland. 'I've always wanted to visit, and I thought today would be a good day,' Jambekhar said. 'So many of...

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