Hinduism

Australia to Light Up Main Installations for Diwali

October 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International/Press Trust of India

http://www.ptinews.com/news/316398_Australia-to-light-up-main-installations-for-Diwali

In an unprecedented move, Australia’s Victorian state will this year light up major installations including its parliament, airport and Indian consulate during Diwali.

Under a seven-day long lighting competition being organized by...

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Joburg Welcomes Hindu New Year

October 5, 2009

Author: Rudo Mungoshi

Source: City of Johannesburg

http://www.joburg.org.za/content/view/4386/266/

Colorful saris, the vibrant sound of traditional music and the rich scent of spicy Indian food filled Newtown's Mary Fitzgerald Square on Saturday, 3 October - and it was all to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights.

The FNB Gauteng Diwali Festival was organised by the Gauteng region of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha and the Tamil Federation...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Revellers-flock-to-Diwali-celebration.5702424.jp

A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Pickering Plans Site for Hindu Sacred Ashes

October 3, 2009

Author: Emily Mathieu

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/704839

Hindus across the GTA longing to follow ancient tradition may soon be able to immerse the ashes of their loved ones in a stream close to home.

"We have selected a location in one of our parks that has a stream running through it. This would allow for scattering on water and a pleasant venue to accommodate people," said Pickering Mayor David Ryan. "My...

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1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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Students Of All Faiths Make Their Marks On Campus

October 1, 2009

Author: Kelly Sawyers

Source: The Hoya

http://guide.thehoya.com/node/136

It’s hard to imagine Georgetown without religion — but while the university prides itself on its Jesuit identity, the students who populate the Hilltop fall within a broad spectrum of religious affiliations.

Georgetown’s Jesuit identity makes for a very active religious atmosphere on campus and Georgetown’s motto, utraque unum, or “both one,”...

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Advice Ahead Of Light Celebration

September 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/8281631.stm

People living in Leicester have been offered safety advice by police ahead of the city's Diwali celebrations.

Up to 40,000 people are expected to attend the lights switch-on in Belgrave Road on Sunday.

Diwali greetings cards are being sent out by Leicestershire Police to homes in the Belgrave area outlining how...

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Ten-Day Hindu Festival Draws Far-Flung Families Together

September 26, 2009

Author: Amanda Adams

Source: The Gainesville Sun

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090926/ARTICLES/909259964/1004?Title=Ten-day-Hindu-festival-draws-far-flung-families-together

When you walk into the Gainesville home of Krishnaswami and Mathura Alladi, your eyes immediately dart to the right, toward the bright display of the puja room, or prayer room, adorned with 20...

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Hundreds to Celebrate Town Festival Of Lights

September 25, 2009

Author: Bernie Goodjohn

Source: Northants Evening Telegraph

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Hundreds-to-celebrate-town-festival.5678611.jp

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Diwali Festival of Lights switch-on in Wellingborough next month.

There will be a variety of dance and cultural events, a selection of stalls and entertainment followed by the switching-on of the lights.

After this, there...

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