Hinduism

At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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VHP Accuses BJP of "Deviating" from Hindutva, Calls for New Pro-Hindu Party

August 20, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_959266,000900010004.htm

On August 20, 2004 Press Trust of India reported, "Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday said there was a need for a pro-Hindu political front to protect the interests of Hindus. 'The BJP has deviated from the path of Hindutva and it cannot be expected (from it) to work in the interests of Hindu Samaj and a viable alternative was needed,' VHP international...

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Study Shows Religion Plays Larger Part in Lives of Non-White Population

August 18, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=552588

On August 18, 2004 The Independent reported, "Although most white Britons call themselves Christian, most admit religion plays little part in their lives, a government study shows. But a strikingly different picture emerges in black and Asian communities, who say that their faith is a crucial part of their identity. And in a sign that Britain's religious map is...

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Hindu Priests in Demand in Canada, Priesthood Seen as Means to "Travel Abroad" for Indians

August 18, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/818859.cms

On August 18, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Canada urgently needs 54 Hindu purohits to run cash-rich temples in that country. Two Pune priests have already been shortlisted for the Shri Vitthal temple in Toronto. Bhalchandra Inamdar, who is on a 'priest-scouting mission' in Pune for the Shri Vitthal temple, told TNN that there is a tremendous opportunity in Canada for those...

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Desecration of Hindu Temple Prompts Calls for Peace and Tolerance

August 17, 2004

Source: Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=6893

On August 17, 2004 the Fiji Times reported, "The National Council for Reconciliation and Unity backs the fight against religious and cultural intolerance. Deputy chairperson Hari Singh said the council supported the stand taken by police, who this week said it would not tolerate hate speeches and activities undermining stability and leading to the breakdown of law and order. 'All of us should co-operate to...

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Hindus in Toledo Celebrate Temple Anniversary With a Festival of India

August 14, 2004

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040814/NEWS10/408140312/-1/NEWS

On August 14, 2004 Toledo Blade reported, "amidst the rhythmic Indian music, expressive dancing, and spicy culinary delights being offered this weekend at the Festival of India, members of the local Hindu community will be offering prayers and performing a number of religious ceremonies at the Hindu Temple of Toledo. For devout...

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Followers of Many Religions Flock to Church for its "Miraculous Powers"

August 14, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20040813-095345-7816r.htm

On August 14, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "Sri Lanka is a seat of conservative Buddhism, but a church here visited out of the blue by the pope is standing out as a symbol of religious harmony amid a heated debate on conversions. Devotees of different creeds flock to St. Anthony's Church even as the predominantly Buddhist nation grapples with proposals to outlaw 'unethical...

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Hindus Celebrate Festival of Thiruvilzha in Wimbledon

August 12, 2004

Source: Wimbledon Guardian

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/misc/print.php?artid=517848

On August 12, 2004 the Wimbledon Guardian reported, "Hundreds of Hindu devotees in traditional dress took to the Wimbledon streets to celebrate the colourful summer festival of Thiruvilzha. The event, on July 25, was organised by the Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Effra Road, South Park Estate Residents' Association, the Metropolitan Police and Merton Council. A beautifully...

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Quad City Hindu Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 309-764-1709
Email: kirti@yash.com
Website: http://www.qchindutemple.org

Physical Description

The Quad City Hindu community currently has no purpose-built temple. Thus, much of the religious activity of individual Hindu families takes place at home. Small groups have also formed around regional, devotional, or linguistic lines which take turns meeting at members' houses, and...
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Hindu Religious Leader Gives Invocation for Penn. Music Festival

August 9, 2004

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b3_4musikfestaug07,0,6208863.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed

On August 9, 2004 The Morning Call reported, "Bethlehem's City Center Plaza was packed with music lovers Friday night for the hour-long opening ceremonies that launched Musikfest into its third decade. This year's festival theme 'United We Jam' was evident in the performers' patriotic songs interspersed with...

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Debated Hindu Temple Makes Progress Towards Development

August 9, 2004

Source: Burlington County Times

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/112-08092004-345075.html

On August 9, 2004 Burlington County Times reported that, "a much-debated Indian temple and cultural center proposed for a site on Route 73 moved a step closer to approval during a hearing Thursday night. The township Planning Board, which over the past years has listened to hours of testimony from professionals and neighbors on the proposal, authorized its...

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Western Christians, Hindus and Sikhs Outsourcing Prayers to India and Other Countries

August 9, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15041_1.html

On August 9, 2004 Beliefnet.com reported, "From Orthodox Christians eager to have faraway Russian monks pray for their souls, to U.S. Hindus arranging for Indian temple rituals without leaving home, believers are finding long-distance ways to fulfill their worship needs. One example of this is the outsourcing of Catholic Masses to India...Currently, requests for such Masses are being collected...

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