Hinduism

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

June 5, 2002

Source: CNN/Money

http://money.cnn.com/2002/06/05/news/companies/mcdonalds_a/index.htm

On June 5, 2002, CNN/Money reported that "McDonald's Corp. said it would pay $10 million to Hindu, vegetarian and other groups more than a year after a Seattle lawyer sued the fast-food chain, alleging it failed to disclose the...

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Indian and Pakistani Immigrants Live Together Peacefully in America

June 1, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On June 1, 2002 The New York Times featured the article "The Distant Drums of War; In Queens, Indians and Pakistanis Live in Harmony" about the immigrant South Asian community in Queens, NY. "More than 200,000 Pakistani and Indian immigrants live in New York City, according to the latest census figures. And if the everyday rhythm of life on 74th Street, in the commercial center of the city's growing South Asian population, tells the tale of coexistence, theirs is a peaceful one... [But] there is worry, if not division, on 74th...

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New Hindu Temple Built in Rural Pennsylvania

May 31, 2002

Source: The Harrisburg Patriot

On May 31, 2002 The Harrisburg Patriot reported that "here in Pennsylvania coal country, a massive new Hindu temple is a pilgrimage destination for South Asian immigrant families throughout North America. Thousands of them gathered at the temple last weekend when a priest from India installed Shri Nathji, who is the god Krishna as a child after bathing his black stone statue with butter, milk, honey, sugar and water from the holy rivers of India... As the only officially sanctioned temple outside India for a major sect, called...

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EEOC Issues Worksheets to Prevent Continued Rise in Workplace Backlash

May 27, 2002

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.eeoc.gov

On May 27, 2002 the Sacramento Bee reported that "the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is moving to stem the rise of workplace discrimination against Muslims, Arabs, South Asians and Sikhs.

The EEOC has instituted a new data base code... [to] track the number of charges received by members of these groups who believe they are experiencing what the agency calls 'backlash discrimination' as a result of the events of Sept. 11... As...

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Celebrate Diversity Walk to Celebrate America

May 18, 2002

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On May 18, 2002, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the Pittsburgh, PA area's "second Celebrating Diversity Walk... Last year, some 400 people of all types from all over the region participated in the event, which promotes understanding and harmony between people of all races, religions, and national origins... This year's theme is, 'When you walk to celebrate diversity, you walk to celebrate America.'" Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist religious leaders will speak at the event which is organized...

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Students Explore Religious Diversity of Kansas

May 18, 2002

Source: The Lawrence Journal-World

http://www.ljworld.com/section/satliving/story/93247

On May 18, 2002, The Lawrence Journal-World featured the article "World of Faith" on Baker University's World Religions Course taught by professor George Wiley. Wiley is a Pluralism Project affiliate in northeast Kansas. "The students, who broke down into groups of three or four, scoured the region looking for communities of faith other than Christianity” such as Hindu...

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Brandeis University Develops "Coexistence Studies" Program

May 17, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On May 17, 2002, The Boston Globe featured a story on Jehuda Reinharz, president of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, and his new program in conflict resolution. With this program, the university is "poised to become a world leader in teaching Israeli Arabs and Jews - and dozens of other warring peoples - to live together on the same land... Brandeis has begun building on its historically Jewish identity to create a new field it calls 'coexistence studies'... The school is now aggessively recruiting Jews and Arabs, Hindus and...

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Study Shows Average SAT Scores by Religious Tradition of Students

May 7, 2002

Source: The Plain Dealer

On May 7, 2002, The Plain Dealer featured an article on "a College Board statistical finding that ranked the SAT scores of college-bound seniors by their religion. Unitarians finished first, averaging 1,209 on the college-entrance exam. Jews averaged 1,161 followed by Quakers at 1,153 and Hindus at 1,110. The average SAT score for college-bound seniors is 1,020."

New Opportunity for Immigrant Communities to Build Civic Leaders and Connections

April 22, 2002

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/3114529.htm

On April 22, 2002, the Mercury News reported that "in an unprecedented partnership, Santa Clara County [CA] and San Jose City College are teaching immigrants how to maneuver through the political system and build strong community networks... In doing so, the county hopes to groom a new generation of...

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Holi Celebration in Queens Spreads Awareness of Hindu Community in New York

April 13, 2002

Source: Newsday

On April 13, 2002, Newsday featured an article on the celebration of Holi, the Hindu Festival of Color, at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. "For the 300 or so New Yorkers who regularly worship at Shri Lakshmi Narayan, Holi is more than a celebration of spring, an occasion for churchgoing and a chance to share their festival with the surrounding communities. Holi - also known as Phagwah or the Festival of Color - reminds them of their roots both in India and the Caribbean... Gyanda 'Eric'...

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Hindu Temple in Queens Plans Renovations

April 12, 2002

Source: Newsday

On April 12, 2002, Newsday reported that "a Hindu temple in Flushing [Queens, NY] can proceed with a $4 million renovation project that was held up by a lawsuit but was ordered to rewrite its bylaws... in compliance with the state's Religious Corporation Law... a State Supreme Court judge ruled... 'We're happy with the decision,' said Uma Mysorekar, president of... the Hindu Temple Society of North America... The temple is planning renovations, including adding new staff quarters, a senior center and a library."

Forum Addresses Concerns of Muslim and South Asian Americans

April 11, 2002

Source: Asian Week

http://www.asianweek.com/2002_04_12/bay_forum.html

On April 11, 2002, the Asian Week featured an article on an event organized by Northern California branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that "aimed to reach out to federal agencies along with Muslim and South Asian communities in the Bay Area [CA]." Government officials served on a panel answering the questions of "800 who gathered...

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