Hinduism

Young Buddhist, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus Share Experiences in Forum on Religious Diversity

May 31, 2004

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,253706,00.html

On May 31, 2004 The Straits Times reported, "Being a Muslim in a Catholic school gave Ms. Iva Aminuddin the chance to talk about Islam at length to curious friends. 'It made me more aware of my own religion,' said Ms. Iva, 25, a civil servant and member of Mendaki Club. She was one of four speakers at a forum on dealing with religious diversity held...

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Florida Wedding Highlights Budding Hindu Community

May 31, 2004

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040531/NEWS/405310314/1060

On May 31, 2004 The Herald Tribune reported, "Shaan Kunwar's ride on the back of a white horse to the front steps of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Sunday served as more than just an elegant precursor to his marital vows with Anita Rajan. The ride was part of a ceremony, described by Rajan as 'a traditional south Indian Hindu...

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Hindu-Buddhist Friendship Society to be Formed

May 30, 2004

Source: Sunday Observer

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2004/05/30/new27.html

On May 30, 2004 the Sunday Observer reported, "A Hindu-Buddhist Friendship Society, among devotees from the subcontinent and Sri Lanka is in the pipeline. The architects of this move are, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who has unified the Hindus of India, the Ven Rassagala Seewali Thera, attached to the Thai-Sri Lanka Buddhist Centre, and prominent Sri Lankan Hindus and Buddhists. Hinduism and...

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Hindu Diety Installed in Riverdale Temple

May 29, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/clayton/0504/30hindu.html

On May 29, 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "The new Shiva (Siva) Temple in Riverdale drew more than 500 people for installation services on Saturday. After the 90-minute ceremony, worshippers ate and celebrated. Saturday's early morning rain had turned the Georgia red clay and construction sand surrounding the new temple on the hill into a...

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Religious Leaders Praise Sonia Gandhi's Leadership

May 28, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=704273

On May 28, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Leading the nationwide prayer meeting for the success of the tenure of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India Religious Leaders Association (AIRLA) president Moulana Peerzada Syed Shabbir Naqshbandi hailed the Nehru-Gandhi family as a symbol of 'secularism and sacrifice' in the nation. A five-member delegation...

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Hindu Forum of Britain, Representing 700,000 British Hindus, Launched in House of Commons

May 27, 2004

Source: INDOlink

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=052704033330

On May 27, 2004 INDOlink reported, "In a milestone event, The Hindu Forum of Britain, an umbrella body of community’s outfits from different regions and cultural backgrounds in Britain, representing some 700,000 British Hindus, was launched in the House of Commons on Thursday evening. The launch function held at the Boothroyrd Room of the Portcullis House was attended by MPs from...

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Lord Muruga Carried Through Thornton Heath During Hindu Festival

May 27, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.494086.0.god_takes_to_the_streets.php

On May 27, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Hindu worshippers carried a statue of Lord Muruga through the streets of Thornton Heath on Sunday to bless the sick and infirm. The annual Hindu chariot festival left the Sivaskanthagiri Murugan Temple, in Thornton Road, at 9.30am carrying a statue of the deity for the...

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Blonde Swami Emerges as Spokesman for Hinduism

May 20, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14626_1.html

On May 20, 2004 Religion News Service reported, "Steeped in the history and scriptures of Hinduism, but raised in Texas, Swami Akhilananda has emerged as an eloquent spokesman for the appeal of the ancient religion to people who are not of Indian descent. 'I preach at some churches, mostly Unitarian or Unity,' he said. He spent a week in Birmingham for a series of lectures on "How to...

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Analysts Say Election May Show Hindu Nationalism "On the Wane"

May 17, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0517/p07s01-wosc.html

On May 17, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "For India's former ruling party, the BJP, the vote-counting was barely over before the finger-pointing began. Just hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party lost power last Thursday to the left-leaning Congress Party, BJP leaders came under harsh criticism, most of it coming from the Hindu nationalist party's staunchest...

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Hindu School Seeks to "Produce a Generation Concerned With Basic Human Values"

May 16, 2004

Source: Sunday Times

http://www.suntimes.co.za/2004/05/16/news/durban/ndbn10.asp

On May 16, 2004 the Sunday Times reported, "Six months before his department closed, Dr Bisraam Rambilass, former head of Sanskrit at the University of Durban-Westville, invested his money in the establishment of KwaZulu-Natal's only Hindu school. Westville Hindu Primary School, which he runs himself, is unique in that it offers Indian Studies in a structured formal syllabus. 'We're...

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Muslim Vote "Played Decisive Role" in Defeat of BJP

May 13, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/13/article06.shtml

On May 13, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee resigned Thursday, May 13, following a stunning defeat of his Hindu nationalist-led coalition government in the elections. An Indian analyst told IslamOnline.net that Muslims - estimated at 140 million and making up 13 per cent of India's one billion people population - have...

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