Hinduism

Update: Hindus Protest over Sandels with Ganesha Images

April 29, 2003

Source: American Hindus Against Defamation

http://www.hindunet.org/ahad/americaneagle/

On April 29, 2003 American Hindus Against Defamation issued a press release stating that "AHAD was informed of this issue on April 23, and its members launched an informal campaign to have the flip flops withdrawn. On April 27, AHAD launched a formal campaign against American Eagle Outfitters for putting Lord Ganesh on Flip Flops (shoes)... American Eagle Outfitters have offered a formal...

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Historical Markers Placed at Three Different Religious Sites

April 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20030426&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=104260136&Ref=AR

On April 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "historical markers will be dedicated at three sites in northwest Ohio tomorrow as part of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s recognition of the state’s religious heritage... The area markers, which are among 12 in the state, are being...

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Update: Maxim Apology Not Enough, Say Protesters

April 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=751

On April 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "a 15-line 'apology' in the April issue of Maxim magazine has done little to quell protests about the magazine's three-page depiction in January of Mahatma Gandhi as a punching bag for a so-called 'Kick-Ass Workout...' 'This 'apology' almost makes me angrier than the article,' said Michelle Naef, administrator of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for...

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Second Annual Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade

April 13, 2003

Source: The Argus

On April 13, 2003 The Argus reported that "even though this is only its second year, today's Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade will have an old soul... The theme is 'Ancient Voices,' honoring nature-based traditions throughout history that have 'revered the Earth as a church itself, the divinity within and around,' said parade organizer Micha Dunston... 'In Interfaith dialogue, the word pagan represents people who follow indigenous, tribal, polytheistic, nature-based and Earth-based beliefs,' Dunston...

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Dallas Museum of Art Opens New Exhibit of South Indian Art

April 12, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

On April 12, 2003 Dallas Morning News reported that the Dallas Museum of Art opened a new exhibit last week of Chola bronzes from South India called "The Sensuous and the Sacred. The exhibit... features 59 examples of Hindu religious art from American and European collections. The works evoke the Chola dynasty era, between the ninth and 13th centuries... The period also marked a turn to more emotional devotional Hindu practice. 'These pieces convey a wonderful, human immediacy,' says Dr. Anne Bromberg, the DMA's curator of...

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South Asians Unite at Forum in Pennsylvania

April 8, 2003

Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/04/08/3e92855f79ad9

On April 8, 2003 The Daily Pennsylvanian reported on "a forum -- the first of its kind -- entitled "Bridging the South Asian Gap: Breaking Down the Stereotypes." The event aimed to confront the misperception of uniformity among South Asians while at the same time uniting the various communities... It was in light of their differences...

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Maryland Head Start Program Starts Yoga Classes

April 1, 2003

Source: Sandesh

On April 1, 2003 Sandesh, a publication of the Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington, reported that "Head Start, a federal preschool program designed to give low-income children a better chance in elementary school, has now adopted yoga at a center in Baltimore. More than 400 children have participated in the program at the Meade Village Head Start Center in Baltimore, MD. Children enter the classroom greeting each other with a traditional namaste. By using storytelling and songs, the children are led through breathing exercises and yoga...

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Local Colorado Resident Views Largest Stupa in North America

April 1, 2003

Source: Spirituality and Health

In April, 2003 Spirituality and Health reported that Julie Moyers, a local resident of Red Feather Lake, Colorado, visited the largest Stupa in North America located right in her hometown. "The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, is the largest in North America. Stupas are typically open to people of any religion. While some are large enough to include inside rooms, most are completely enclosed. Both types are thought to...

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TX High School Student to Perform Hindu Traditional Dance

March 29, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

On March 29, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that Asha Nair, 18, "will perform in 'Sri Krishna Parijatham' at Carpenter Performance Hall in Irvine [TX]... The dance drama tells the story of Lord Krishna's two wives, Satyabhama and Rukhmini (played by Ms. Nair), who argue when the Hindu god bestows a precious flower upon Rukhmini. The message; Arrogance ultimately never triumphs. 'The story shows that when you pray to Krishna, you must pray with a wholehearted, pure soul'... An honor student and devotee at D/FW Hindu Temple...

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Bay Area Community Leaders Urge Tolerance in Wake of War in Iraq

March 27, 2003

Source: The Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~1274448,00.html

On March 27, 2003 The Tri-Valley Herald reported that "in an attempt to curb backlash against Arabs and South Asians as America's war with Iraq continues, police and city leaders issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they will not tolerate hate crimes... Police chiefs from Fremont, Union City and Newark [CA] said all crimes committed against...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Mar. 2003

March 26, 2003

Source: Malibu Times

http://www.malibutimes.com/display/inn_news/news3.txt

On March 26, 2003 the Malibu Times reported that "as the United States-led invasion of Iraq continues, several of Malibu's religious leaders are addressing the war publicly with their congregations. All agree that any war is an unfortunate occurrence and must only be used as a last resort, and all are praying daily for a quick end to the conflict and for minimum casualties on both sides....

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Update: Hindus, Muslims, and Vegetarians Sue McDonald's over Use of Beef Flavoring in Fries

March 26, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/114153_tl126.shtml

On March 26, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "McDonald's has 30 days to make payments, after a Chicago judge yesterday approved a final list of 23 vegetarian, Hindu, kosher and children's organizations that will split $10 million from the global hamburger hawker... Three Seattle residents -- a Hindu, a Sikh and a non-Hindu vegetarian -- were named plaintiffs in...

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Update: St. Louis Hindu Temple Twice Vandalized, Suspects Apprehended

March 24, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On March 24, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "[Thomas] Laird is the father of Paul Laird, one of two teens charged hours before with felonies in attacks on the temple that had left the faithful and the police trying to figure out what anybody had against Hindus... It was nothing personal, Laird told [Jiwan Singla, a member of the temple], blaming the effects of alcohol - not religious hatred - for driving his son and friend Nathaniel Conner. The elder Laird apologized, and left the building sobbing... 'There is...

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Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice in Los Angeles

March 23, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-sublopez23mar23,0,5305794.column

On March 23, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "they've been gathering every Friday morning at 7 o'clock since Sept. 11, 2001, trying to keep the world from unraveling... Muslim and Jew, Hindu and Christian, Buddhist and Sufi, one of these and one of those. It's a Los Angeles crowd, for sure, and a nice idea... Love, peace, common ground... this flock of clergy and...

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