Hinduism

Hindus Teach Forgiveness Lesson to Temple Vandals

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WCCO

http://wcco.com/local/hindu.temple.forgiveness.2.1015849.html

The reckless destruction of a Hindu Temple in Maple Grove in April 2006 was a crime that infuriated the community. Hindu sculptures were toppled, windows were broken and 125 holes were punched into the walls.

In all, there was about $300,000 in damage, not to mention the loss of priceless artwork, but from the wreckage came the chance...

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Hindu Temple Proposed In Jefferson County Now On Hold

May 20, 2009

Author: Marc Lourdes

Source: stltoday.com

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/0/DE1E36A18F670FDD862575BB007906D5?OpenDocument

Plans to build a Hindu temple, education center and more than 100 housing units on almost 140 acres off Byrnesville Road are on hold.

A rezoning hearing for the project scheduled in March has been postponed indefinitely at the request of the developers....

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Will Review Its Hinduism Article

May 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/5/16.shtml#1

After a detailed letter exposed the flaws of their article on Hinduism, Encyclopeadia Britannica announced it will revise it while "strives for balance in all subjects." The letter was written by Amit Raj Dhawan, an electrical engineer by profession and a Hindu.

In his expose, Dhawan wrote, "Britannica has misrepresented the concept and...

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Pakistan's Religious Minorities Report Violence

May 13, 2009

Author: Kathy Gannon

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8505630

Fauzia Abrar had finally gotten her crying baby to sleep when screaming men pounded on the steel doors of her home in the mostly Christian slum in the port city of Karachi.

Suddenly she heard shots, and the screaming grew louder: "Long live Taliban! Death to infidels!"

The men forced their...

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Hindus Praise Pope's Espousal Of Interfaith Dialogue

May 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.indiancatholic.in/news/storydetails.php/12104-1-1-Hindus-praise-Pope%E2%80%99s-espousal-of-interfaith-dialogue

Welcoming Pope Benedict’s reported affirmation of the importance of interreligious dialogue in the pursuit of peace in Jerusalem yesterday, Hindus have urged him to take the lead in organizing one.

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Groundbreaking for New Hindu Temple On Tap

May 10, 2009

Author: Tony Bruscato

Source: Hometownlife.com

http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20090510/NEWS03/905100449

Nitin Desai of Canton Township can vividly remember October 1986, when interest in building a Hindu Temple in Canton gained some steam.

“I still remember the day, a committee with about 30 people meeting in my house,” Desai said. “We only thought we'd have a small group of people and needed a small hall....

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British Hindu Vows Fight for Open-Air Cremation

May 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Indians-Abroad/British-Hindu-vows-fight-for-open-air-cremation/articleshow/4504561.cms

Davinder Kumar Ghai, a devout British Hindu whose plea to be cremated in the open was turned down by Britain's high court, has vowed to continue his fight, saying the final rites of Hindus "must be done with...

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Zuma Inaugurated As South African President After Sanskrit Chants

May 9, 2009

Author: Fakir Hassen

Source: The Gaea News

http://blog.taragana.com/n/zuma-inaugurated-as-south-african-president-after-sanskrit-chants-57666/

A Hindu prayer started off the inauguration of South African President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings here Saturday.

As Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari joined heads of state of 28 other countries, South African Hindu Maha Sabha president Ashwin...

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Queen’s Trinity Cross Honour Deemed Unlawful By Privy Council

May 8, 2009

Author: David Brown

Source: The Times

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6245144.ece

An honour established by the Queen has been declared unlawful after Muslims and Hindus complained that its Christian name and cross insignia were offensive.

The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity was established by the Queen 40 years ago to recognise distinguished service and gallantry in the former colony of...

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Devout Hindu Loses Cremation Bid

May 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/8039630.stm

A bid by a devout Hindu for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre has been rejected by the High Court in London.

Davender Ghai, 70, was seeking to overturn a decision by Newcastle City Council in 2006 preventing funeral pyres from being held.

The council has said the traditional religious...

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HAF Leads Interfaith Effort to Shut Down Offensive Facebook Groups

May 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/247

The Hindu American Foundation joined hands with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) to send the following letter to Facebook:

Facebook Elliot Schrage, Esq., Vice President of Communications and Public Policy 156 University Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605

May 6, 2009

Dear Mr....

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Hindu Sect's Temple Request Causes a Stir In Chesco

May 5, 2009

Author: Kathleen Brady Shea

Source: The Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20090505_Hindu_sect_s_temple_request_causes_a_stir_in_Chesco.html

In a bucolic Chester County township that values open space, a Hindu sect's request to build a temple about two-thirds the size of a football field has caused a stir.

The group, which has been meeting in a West Pikeland Township...

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