Hinduism

Hearing Scheduled for New Hindu Temple in Billerica

January 1, 2005

Source: INDIA New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2005/01/01/Community/Hearings.Planned.For.New.Hindu.Temple.In.Billerica-830785.shtml

On January 1, 2005 INDIA New England News reported, "a little more than 10 years ago, Tej Tanden chanced upon some real estate on the banks of the Concord River in Billerica that was selling at a reasonable price. He bought the 10 acres not knowing, at...

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Chicago Religious Communities Pray, Raise Funds for Tsunami Victims

January 1, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0501010241jan01,1,5780991.story

On January 1, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "As the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in South Asia climbed past the 121,000 mark Friday, religious communities responded with sacred rituals to remember the dead and looked for ways to help survivors. Hindu temples and missions around the region...

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Survivors Take Refuge in Holy Places--Temples, Mosques, Churches

December 31, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10539076.htm?1c

On December 31, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "Amid the devastation of earthquake and tsunami, dazed refugees and weeping mourners seek solace - and shelter - on holy ground. Muslims across the ravaged northern coast of Sumatra crowded into debris-littered mosques Friday for their final prayers of the year, the stench of rotting corpses hanging over them...

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Tsunamis Challenge Faith of Many South Asians

December 31, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10538253.htm

On December 31, 2004 the Kansas City Star reported, "Not only did the tsunami drown southern Asia; it challenged its soul. When the waves washed over India's coastal villages Sunday, thousands of pilgrims to a Marian shrine were washed away while paying homage and attending mass. Bodies were scattered and buried in the sand, and the shrine suddenly became a morgue...

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Detroit Hindu Temples Prepare to Send Tsunami Relief to South Asia

December 29, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/nation/0412/29/A01-44476.htm

On December 29, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Troy resident Chandrachoodan Narayanan spent Tuesday contacting friends and relatives in India to find out how his temple could help. The people he could reach in the area ravaged by the killer tsunami Sunday told him they need just about everything. 'They need, naturally, shelter, clothes, food,' said Narayanan, 63, a member of...

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Interfaith Service for Tsunami Victims Held in Nebraska

December 29, 2004

Source: KETV

http://www.theomahachannel.com/family/4032305/detail.html

On December 29, 2004 KETV reported, "At least 150 Omahans gathered Tuesday night to grieve and marshal help in the wake of the Asian tsunami. An interfaith prayer service at the Hindu Temple focused on victims of the disaster. Many people at the prayer service had a direct connection to the disaster. Some lost friends or family and some are still waiting to find out... Hindus, Muslims and...

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Tsunami Relief Efforts Could Shed Positive Light on U.S. Immigrant Groups

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States...The Tamil Nadu Foundation will be collecting relief funds...The Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills is...

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Local Pittsburgh Religious Groups Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States. V. Velpari of Monroeville could picture the devastation in southeast India even before he saw it on satellite...

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Britian to Recruit Hindu Chaplain for Military

December 23, 2004

Source: Express India/Press Trust of India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=39929

On December 23, 2004 Press Trust of India reported, "Britain plans to recruit a civilian chaplain to the armed forces from the Hindu community with a starting salary of 26,002 pounds per annum. The successful applicant will have an office in, and be administratively attached to, a major military establishment reasonably accessible from their home, a British Defence...

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Catholics, Protestants Decline; Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism on the Increase

December 22, 2004

Source: NZZ Online/swissinfo

http://nzz.ch/2004/12/22/english/page-synd5418722.html

On December 22, 2004 swissinfo reported, "The religious landscape has changed in Switzerland, with the Catholic and Protestant Churches emerging as the biggest losers. A substantial proportion of the population say they are not religious and minority religions, such as Islam, are on the rise. About 75 per cent of the population are practising Catholics and Protestants, according to...

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Gov't Endorses Giving Hindu Daughters Equal Inheritance, Women Demand Same for Other Faiths

December 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/961503.cms

On December 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Happy with the UPA government's endorsement of the legislative proposal to give daughters from Hindu families an equal share in ancestral property, women groups are now asking for a similar right for women of other religions. 'It is a big battle won,' said Nirmala Seetharaman, member National Commission for Women. 'If...

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