Hinduism

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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Sikhs and Hindus Plan Temples in MI

May 10, 2004

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-14/108420034586000.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Grand Rapids Press reported, "Two Indian religious groups have announced plans to build temples in Cascade Township. West Michigan Hindu Temple closed a deal on 5.7 acres on Whitneyville Road south of 48th Street SE, though the group still is raising the estimated $600,000 to $800,000 it will need to construct a...

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New Hindu Foundation to Work Promoting Tolerance

May 8, 2004

Source: India Express

http://www.indiaexpress.com/news/world/20040508-1.html

On May 8, 2004 India Express reported, "A group to further understanding of Hinduism and promote its ethos of tolerance and pluralism has been launched in the United States. The 'Hindu American Foundation' would provide a voice for the two million-strong Hindu community in the US by interacting with government, media, think-tanks and the public about the religion and issues concerning them,...

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Roots of Conflict in Muslim-Dominated South Go Back Centuries

May 3, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/may/03/yehey/world/20040503wor2.html

On May 3, 2004 The Manila Times ran an Agence France Presse article giving history behind the current conflict in the predominantly-Muslim south of Thailand: "A wave of violence which has hit Thailand’s restive Muslim-dominated south this year, culminating in bloody clashes that left 113 dead, has its roots in a separatist...

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Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004b/043004/043004f.php

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.rice.edu/projects/reno/rn/2004/0429/boniuk.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be...

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Curriculum Watchdog Recommends Teaching About UK's Six Major Religions in Public Schools

April 27, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=515677

On April 27, 2004 The Independent reported, "Children should begin to learn about another religion alongside Christianity from the age of five, according to new government guidelines on teaching religious education published yesterday. By the time they have finished compulsory education, they should have learnt about the six principal religions represented in the UK -...

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Hindus in New York Celebrate Holi

April 25, 2004

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/0425NS41LH7_news.shtml

On April 25, 2004 The Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Rainbowed bodies of color danced and chased each other in the parking lot of the Hindu Temple of Rochester Saturday afternoon. Covered in colored powder, called gulal, about 100 people celebrated Holi — a Hindu festival of spring — by dancing, laughing and eating... Holi, known as a festival of colors, is celebrated...

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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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Celebrations Commemorate Hindu Temple's 12th Anniversary

April 23, 2004

Source: Seychelles Nation Online

http://www.seychelles-online.com.sc/archives/60230404.html

On April 23, 2004 Seychelles Nation Online reported, "As part of its activities to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Hindu Temple in Seychelles, the Seychelles Hindu Kovil Sangam will be organizing a series of religious celebrations on Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24,  at the temple on Quincy Street for Hindu devotees and members of the general public. All the...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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