Hinduism

Sikhs Act as Mediators Between Hindus and Muslims in Nanded

December 14, 2003

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=37174

On December 14, 2003 The Indian Express reported, "Last month the bombing of a mosque [in the North Indian city of Nanded] triggered riots that went on for a week. In a place where Hindus and Muslims clash at the drop of a grenade, the Sikh community plays the all-important role of the neutral party that often mediates and mends. They enjoy a peaceful existence away from the...

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Hare Krishnas Serve Students, but for a Price

December 11, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/12/11/State/At_UF__there_s_no_fre.shtml

On December 11, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported a Hare Krishna group that has fed University of Florida students free vegetarian meals for years have now replaced the donation with a $3 price. The Krishnas say "they have no choice. Rising prices for food and insurance have made it impossible for the sect to rely strictly on the generosity of students...

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Rights Group Protests Radical Hindu Group's Claims to South Indian Sufi Shrine

December 10, 2003

Source: OneWorld South Asia

http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/74892/1/

On December 10, 2003 OneWorld South Asia reported, "A coalition of rights groups and eminent intellectuals are protesting against the government's arrest of over 1,000 people campaigning to prevent Hindu fundamentalists from taking over a shrine in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, which is famed for its religious diversity. The arrested men and women, slated to be released today, were...

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Update: Reward Offered for Houston Arsonist in Fires Targeting Hindus

December 10, 2003

Source: KHOU News

http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou031210_mh_Arsonreward_.8b8cbef7.html

On December 10, 2003 KHOU News in Houston reported that "federal and local investigators have doubled the reward for a serial arsonist suspected in at least 11 fires. All of the victims are of Indian or Middle Eastern descent. Three of their homes have been burned twice. The reward is now $10,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest...

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Despite Freedom of Religion Law, Hindus Discriminated Against, Report Says

December 9, 2003

Source: Yahoo! News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/031209/43/2a9ci.html

On December 9, 2003 Yahoo! News posted an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "Bangladesh has taken some steps to protect its religious minorities but discrimination continues, particularly against Hindus, says a new report here. It says communal violence and discrimination have displaced up to 20,000 Hindus in recent years, with the most serious violations occurring in 2001. Most Bangladeshi...

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Book Commemorates 10-Year Anniversary of Hindu Temple

December 8, 2003

Source: The Seychelles Nation

http://www.seychelles-online.com.sc/archives/501001203.html

On December 8, 2003 The Seychelles Nation reported, "Members of the Hindu community gathered at the Sri Navasakthi Vinagayar Temple in Victoria on Saturday December 6 at night for the launching of a souvenir book commemorating 10 years of the Hindu Kovil Sangam in Seychelles. In a short ceremony, Hindu Kovil Sangam chairman Ramakrishnan Pillay said that the Hindu community...

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Hindu Devotees of Sai Baba to Build New Florida Temple

December 6, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/12/06/Citrus/Hindu_sect_ready_to_b.shtml

On December 6, 2003 St. Petersburg Times reported that "Hindus plan to build a worship center at the Florida Shirdi Sai Center on S Pleasant Grove Road. The 4,500-square-foot domed temple should be finished in May, said Ila Patel, the center's president... Sai Baba is a branch of Hinduism. The devotees of Sai Baba worship Shirdi Sai Baba, an Indian...

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Controversy Over New York Temple Elections Rocks American Hindu Communities

December 5, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/05/nyregion/05HIND.html

On December 5, 2003 The New York Times reported on the growing New York controversy over Hindu Temple elections that has been rocking the Hindu faith across America. The Hindu Temple Society of North America had been a peaceful refuge for decades, welcoming thousands of worshippers at the sanctuary on Bowne Street in Flushing, Queens. But a dispute over whether or not temple leaders...

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A Diverse Society Rings in the "Season of Tolerance"

December 5, 2003

Source: Independent

http://www.theindependent.com/stories/120503/opi_letheby05.shtml

On December 5, 2003 the Independent published an article celebrating the diversity of religious holidays that take place during the months of November and December. Some notable holidays include the Day of the Covenant -- the last will and testament of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i faith, the holy month of Ramadan, the birthday of Sikh founder Guru Nanak, Hindu Diwali...

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Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America (New Jersey)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 February 2004.

Phone: 732-422-8880
Email: bssnj@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.bssnj.org
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History

The Bharat Sevashram Sangha of New Jersey is one of six regional centers in North America. Other centers are located in Canada, England, Guyana and Fiji. In India, there are over 150 centers, and approximately 650 monks belong to the entire organization. The...
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Bush Faces Criticism Over Statement that Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

December 5, 2003

Source: Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/okeefe120503.html

On December 5, 2003 The Newhouse News Service published an articled collecting responses from leaders of various faith traditions to President Bush's recent comments that Muslims and Christians "worship the same god." The article finds that representatives from several faiths, such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam itself, find Bush's comments to be on target. For example,...

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Livermore, CA Temple Invites Community to Hindu Celebrations

December 5, 2003

Source: The Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/7420349.htm

On December 5, 2003 The Contra Costa Times reported that the Shiva-Vishnu Temple will invite people from throughout the Bay Area to join them in this year's Geeta Jayanti celebration. The Temple has been working with the Tri-Valley Interfaith Council to invite area churches, in an attempt for "all the religions to come closer together and feel more comfortable with each other."

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