Hinduism

Economic Downturn Delays Plans for Hindu Temple

November 15, 2008

Author: Jean Torkelson

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/nov/15/economic-downturn-delays-plans-for-hindu-temple/

One man has a mission to help disabled military veterans. Another envisions thousands of worshippers coming to a place they can finally call home.

But the nation's economic struggles have forced both men to put their plans on hold. Their...

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Progress in Thai-Cambodia Talks

November 13, 2008

Author: Jonathan Head

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7726694.stm

Thailand and Cambodia have pledged to begin placing markers along their common border and withdraw troops from around a disputed temple.

The move came in a meeting of foreign ministers aimed at preventing further clashes after four soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire last month.

The two countries have just finished three days of...

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Hindus Applaud Christian-Muslim Dialogue at Vatican, Calling it “Step in the Right Direction”

November 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media for Freedom

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=12378

Hindus have lauded the groundbreaking three-day dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, which concluded at Vatican City on Thursday, and called it a “step in the right direction”.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was wonderful to watch the world’s...

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Orissa Braces for More Hindu-Christian Conflict

November 10, 2008

Author: Michelle A. Vu

Source: The Christian Post

http://christianpost.com/article/20081110/orissa-braces-for-more-hindu-christian-conflict.htm

No end to the Hindu-Christian violence seems to be in sight in the troubled eastern state of Orissa where another murder of a Hindu nationalist activist last week is expected to only fuel the sectarian violence.

A local worker of the Hindu extremist...

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Hindus Celebrate Sacred, Secular "Festival of Lights"

November 8, 2008

Author: Bryce McDevitt

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20081108_Hindus_celebrate_sacred__secular__quot_festival_of_lights_quot_.html

Many in the Indian community in the Philadelphia area are celebrating Diwali, a Hindu religious festival that is also a secular holiday, a time to take pride in Indian culture and identity.

"Anyone can walk in...

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Diwali Festival in Chapel A First for Campus Hindu Community

November 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News at Princeton

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S22/59/93K77/index.xml?section=announcements

The University Chapel will host for the first time in its 80-year history an official celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

A harvest festival often considered to be the Hindu New Year and the most important holiday on the Hindu...

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Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Hindu Temple in Gesture of Peace

November 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/archbishop-of-canterbury-to-visit-hindu-temple-in-gesture-of-peace_100114705.html

Britain’s most powerful church leader is to visit a large Hindu temple in central England in a gesture of friendship and peace just weeks after the killings of Christians by Hindu extremists in Orissa....

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Festival Lights Up the Night

October 29, 2008

Author: Stephanie Meza

Source: The Daily Texan

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/festival_lights_up_the_night

Fireworks illuminated the night sky for Diwali, a traditional Indian celebration that represents the victory of good over evil.

The Hindu Students Council hosted a Diwali celebration Tuesday night on the Main Mall.

Candlelit steps, with piles of shoes strewn at the bottom, welcomed Hindu and non-Hindu students to a...

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India Struggles to Find Ethnic and Religious Tolerance

October 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/29/asia/india.php

With national elections only months away, India is reeling from a rash of spiteful religious and ethnic clashes, prompting many in this country to ask why their vibrant, pluralistic democracy tends to encourage, rather than avert, the cruelty of neighbor against neighbor.

Tensions are growing in several corners of the country....

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New Life at Hindu New Year

October 27, 2008

Author: Barbara Karkabi

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6081140.html

At the end of Rohith Mehra's first Diwali celebration, his family was in complete agreement — the 21-day-old infant had been on his very best behavior.

Dressed in a handmade red tunic decorated with tiny dots of gold and white leggings, Rohith was cradled in his mother's arms. When awake, his lively dark eyes...

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Christians Worship in Fear in Eastern India

October 26, 2008

Author: Tim Sullivan

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/26/MN1N13M964.DTL

They still worship in what remains of the little Baptist church not far from this forest town. The church is empty except for the rubble swept neatly into the corners. The sun comes through ragged holes where the mob smashed in the window frames.

On the roof, the crucifix is just twisted metal...

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Home for Worship: House Welcomes All Religions, Focuses on Sai Baba

October 25, 2008

Author: Glenn Evans

Source: The Longview News Journal

http://www.news-journal.com/featr/content/features/stories/2008/10/25/10252008_universal_prayer.html

There is something here, in this house in Longview where 16 men and women sing and chant, "ooohm."

There is the tinkling of live hand cymbals, recorded Indian sitar. The glow of a small flame emanates from an altar atop a knee-high table, a...

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