Hinduism

Shree Pashupathi Nath Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 August 2002.

Phone: 301-429-0293

The Movement Center: The Power of Spirit

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 June 2014.

Phone: 503-231-0383
Email: NI-info@comcast.net [office], info@themovementcenter.com [home]
Website: http://www.themovementcenter.com/

Nityananda Institute is the division of the Movement Center dedicated to the exploration, documentation, and preservation of ancient traditions of religion, art and healing. Its main interest is the tantric traditions of spiritual practice in Asia, particularly the tradition of...

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Gayatri Pariwar U.S.A.

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 14 February 2003.

Phone: 703-758-0232

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 August 2002.

Phone: 301-983-5555

Neighborhood Jews, Hindus and Muslims Come Together to Play Basketball

August 14, 2002

Source: New York Daily News

On August 14, 2002 the New York Daily News reported on a new basketball league experiment in Midwood, New York. The area has "long an enclave of Orthodox and conservative Jewish families - and, more recently, thousands of Pakistani Muslims and Indian Hindus... As waves of hatred and terror continue to flare in the Middle East, they are an experiment in peace." The league is a joint effort of the Council of Pakistan Organization and local Police. "'If they play together, they live together, spend hours together, the hatred may...

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New Book Celebrates Hindu Temples of North America

August 9, 2002

Source: India Abroad

On August 9, 2002 India Abroad featured an article on a new book by Mahalingum Kolapen documenting Hindu temples across the United States. The book, co-published by the Hindu University of America and the Hindu Temple Council of North America, "contains 320 full color pages of photographs and line drawings of 28 temples in the U.S. and two in Canada, and includes not only temples from the Hindu tradition, but also representative samples of Jain, Sikh and Buddhist temples.... 'In publishing this book, we are celebrating the need for...

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The Hindu University of America to Expand

August 9, 2002

Source: India Abroad

On August 9, 2002, India Abroad featured an article on the expansion plans for the Hindu University of America in Florida. The current President, Bhudev Sharma, says the university will be "' a broad-based, broad-minded university, which would be open not only to Hindus but to anybody who wants to come and learn true Indian studies'... Sharma said the need was primarily seen among Hindus living in the United States and desirous of a scholarly exposure to their culture and faith." The university plans to offer academic graduate programs...

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Post Office Stamps Recognize Religious Diversity of America

August 8, 2002

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?artid=18486173

On August 8, 2002, The Times of India reported in their West edition that U.S. "Congressman Gary Ackerman has joined the campaign for the issuance of a US postage stamp to commemorate Diwali... 'For Hindus, the holiday of Diwali is comparable in magnitude to Christmas for Christians,' Ackerman said in a letter to Dr. Virginia Noelke, chairperson of the US Citizens...

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Universities Seeing Increased Interest in Religious and Middle Eastern Studies

August 6, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/0802/06arabic.html

On August 6, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "in the post-Sept. 11 world... the demand is high for experts in Middle Eastern studies, religion and languages. Schools that had seen limited student interest in basic religion, philosophy and history courses are finding their classes overbooked since the Sept. 11 attacks and escalating...

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Shri Akshar Purushotam Swaminarayan

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 February 2014.

Phone: 704-573-0820
Email: info@swaminarayan.org
Website: http://www.swaminarayan.org/
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Activities and Schedule

This community meets together as a temple every Sunday from 4:30-7:30. Members are welcome to come to the temple any time of the week for prayer and aarti. On Sundays the children of the temple have Sunday school to learn about their culture, traditions, and religion. The weekly... Read more about Shri Akshar Purushotam Swaminarayan

Atlanta Area Religious Leaders Plan to Come Together for Service

August 4, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/news/0802/04teranniversary.html

On August 4, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America will be commemorated with tolling bells, common prayers and moments of silence... Sept. 11 is expected to be a time for public grieving and spiritual connection... Muslim...

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

August 3, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On August 3, 2002 The Dallas Morning News reported that Muslims suing McDonald's for their use of non-halal beef flavoring on their french fries opted out of the settlement negotiated by other angry groups including Hindus. "About 2,000 Muslims let the court know they would opt out of the settlement... Formal meetings between the two sides" will continue.

American Hindus Protest Sadhvi Ritambara's Appearance in Queens

July 29, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nyhind292802785jul29.story

On July 29, 2002 Newsday reported that "tensions among Hindus have broken into the open in Queens, coming to a head at a protest outside a prominent Flushing temple where about 50 protesters decried the appearance of a right-wing Indian activist... Sadhvi Ritambara of New Delhi, well-known in India for calling for the notorious 1992 destruction of a Muslim mosque in [India]... arrived in...

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