Hinduism

Diverse Coalition Supports American Indian Kindergartner’s Right to Freely Exercise His Religion

July 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WebWire

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=99117

The ACLU’s fight to stop a Texas school district from punishing a five-year old student for wearing his long hair in braids as an expression of his American Indian heritage and beliefs has drawn support from a diverse group of American Indian tribes and scholars, religious freedom organizations and representatives of a variety of faith traditions.

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Hindu Spiritual Caregivers In the Netherlands Are Now Official

July 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/xpress/hindu-press-international/2009/07/10/hindu-spiritual-caregivers-in-the-netherlands-are-now-official/

Hindu spiritual care providers will now be officially commissioned by the government to work in prisons. The Hindu Council has been made responsible for assigning Hindu...

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Hindu American Foundation Welcomes Burger King's Swift Removal Of Offensive Ad

July 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/node/313

Burger King Corporation, the international fast food chain, ceding to demands made by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and its supporters, swiftly removed a Spanish advertisement campaign offensive to Hindus late yesterday. The print advertisement, which according to Burger King official was running in only a few restaurants in Spain as an -store...

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Indian Guru Visits Frisco to Celebrate Hindu Temple Opening

July 8, 2009

Author: Jessica Meyers

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/070809dnmetfrtemple.3dfa9b0.html

Rarely does North Texas receive blessings from an Indian guru. So when Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji said the region had "good vibrations," temple construction began in Frisco.

Almost two years later, the first stage of the Karya Siddhi...

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Plan to Build Hindu Temple In Franklin Scaled Back to Comply With Ordinance Restrictions

July 8, 2009

Hindus Suggest Interfaith Prayers At Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sentinel

http://www.worldsentinel.com/articles/view/108847

Hindus have suggested interfaith prayers at the public memorial service for entertainment icon Michael Jackson, reportedly planned to be held on July seven in Los Angeles.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, suggested that as Michael Jackson belonged to the whole world and he did provide "joy" to the citizens of...

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Hindus Laud Cleveland Museum for Acquiring $4 Million Lord Shiva Statue

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sentinel

http://www.worldsentinel.com/articles/view/108854

Hindus have applauded prestigious Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in Ohio (USA) for acquiring 10th century Hindu god Shiva statue for four million dollars.

Hailing CMA for this acquisition, acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the major museums of world to acquire more Hindu sculpture and art; dedicate...

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Company Removes Lord Ganesha's Image From Beer Bottle, Apologises

July 5, 2009

Author: Sudhir Kumar

Source: SamayLive.Com

http://www.samaylive.com/news/company-removes-lord-ganeshas-image-from-beer-bottle-apologises/637789.html

The American beer company, which published Lord Ganesha image on label of beer bottle, has apologised, removing image of Lord Ganesha from the label of beer bottle and Internet.

Lost Coast Brewery, an American Beer Company, published Lord...

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Religion Comes to Environment’s Rescue

July 5, 2009

Author: Chetan Chauhan

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print.aspx?Id=cb3a0662-b810-40ce-8525-647fddbf7929

Where political leaders have failed to come up with a plan to save the planet from global warming, religious leaders have succeeded.

On July 6, Islamic leaders from over 50 Muslim countries, including heads of states of Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, will...

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Three Die In Karnataka Violence

July 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8130624.stm

At least three people have been killed in violent clashes between mobs of Hindus and Muslims in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

Two people died in the riots in the city of Mysore and a third was killed when police opened fire.

Violence began when the carcass of a pig was thrown into a mosque. A curfew has been imposed in the affected...

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Ayodhya Attack Report Submitted

June 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8125927.stm

A report on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque, which sparked nationwide communal riots, has been submitted to the Indian government.

The Liberhan commission was set up to investigate the events that led to a Hindu mob tearing down the disputed mosque in the town of Ayodhya.

The commission has taken 17 years to complete its...

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